Fortnite For Nintendo Switch Released

Sony's Cross-Play Policies Are Hurting Fortnite Players on Nintendo Switch

To say fans were excited that Fortnite for the Switch launched during E3 would be an understatement. "With more than 80 million monthly active users on PlayStation Network, we've built a huge community of gamers who can play together on Fortnite and all online titles", the statement read in part. This has caused problems this week for Fortnite fans because while most people don't bounce between PS4 and Xbox One, the hybrid home/handheld Switch system enables fundamentally different opportunities for play. Unfortunately, that doesn't help the 2 million people that downloaded Fortnite on the Switch in it first 24 hours of release. "To play Fortnite on Switch, please create a new account". It turns out that Fortnite accounts associated with the PS4 won't work on the Switch. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella notes on Twitter that 40 percent of Switch owners in the USA also own a PS4, meaning this isn't likely to be a small-scale problem among the tens of millions of Fortnite players. Neither the Fortnite website nor Epic Customer Service are able to change this.

In response to the numerous players that have made their complaints heard about the lack of Fortnite account compatibility between PS4 and its competing consoles - in this case, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch - a Sony spokesperson issued an official statement to BBC on the matter of Fortnite cross-compatibility with other platforms. Perhaps the Sony rep who crafted the above statement should consider a second career in politics.

Brandwatch has released their report on this year's E3 which measures the popularity of each company's conference and video game titles by studying social media reactions to events as they unfold. You have a developer and content owner that wants cross-play and is encouraging cross-play, and then you have the other platform holders and what it is that they do.

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As Gerstmann points out (while playing devil's advocate), Sony has a sizable lead over Microsoft in terms of console sales, which puts the Japanese company in a position of power, but consumers are not happy with Sony's decision to take its ball and go home.

Many folks who are looking to bring their progress from the PlayStation 4 version of Fortnite onto the Switch will be out of luck.

Of course, there are other, more reasonable explanations for not supporting cross-platform play on certain devices.

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