Sony gives bemused answer to Switch controversy
Amidst anger online, Sony has released what can only be described as an insult to Fortnite PS4-Switch players.
Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch has reached 2 million downloads within 24 hours of release. That’s an impressive statistic but some players who have or also use the PS4 have found that Sony has placed a ban on crossplay between the two consoles; today, a spokeswoman from Sony spoke to the BBC issuing the following statement in regards to the recent ban:
“We’re always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience. 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. We also offer Fortnite cross-play support with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices, expanding the opportunity for Fortnite fans on PS4 to play with even more gamers on other platforms. We have nothing further to add beyond this at this point.”
It doesn’t take a genius to work out that Sony has attempted to dodge the question but did they honestly think they were going to get away with it? Boasting about your concurrent users and offering alternative ways to play Fortnite is not answering the question Sony.
This isn’t the first game Sony has placed a ban on either; Minecraft, ARK: Survival Evolved and Rocket League have been given the same treatment. We can expect to see the backlash continue online over the next few weeks. In the meantime, why not check out our coverage of the fun parts of E3? Check out our other articles with more to come as E3 begins to close.
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