Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime told Polygon Wednesday that "Fortnite" had been downloaded more than 2 million times within the first 24 hours of the game's launch on the Switch. Someone who started an Epic account on PS4 can not use that account on Xbox One or - and more important - the Nintendo Switch.
The block means that players can carry over their progress, purchases, and skins from Fortnite on PlayStation 4 to the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One.
Following the most recent backlash, Sony issued a statement to the BBC mentioning how they are interested in listening to the PlayStation community and are "always open" to possibly 'enhancing the gaming experience, ' although, they do not have anything else to add 'at this time'. Switch and Xbox One users could play with each other, as well as PC users, but not with PS4 players.
"We have nothing further to add beyond this at this point", a spokeswoman added. Sony has made a decision to block those players from cross-play or being able to access and sync their gamer accounts between consoles. Maybe don't spend your money in the PS4 version of the game if you also want to play it on Switch, though.
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Nintendo announced and simultaneously released "Fortnite" on the Switch Tuesday during its E3 2018 Direct video presentation. These links leave Siliconera. Still, it's the full Fortnite experience with proper controls on a device you can play anywhere. Neither the Fortnite website nor Epic Customer Service are able to change this.
The release of Fortnite on Nintendo Switch was inevitable but still a very welcome bit of E3 news - especially with the whole "it's out now" angle. The same is also true in reverse; a Fortnite account created on or connected to the Switch can't be accessed on the PS4 version of the game. Players are understandably upset, especially since Sony has allowed crossplay on other platforms. Other consoles, however, is where it draws the line. The game will even support GameCube controllers, a nod to people who play "Smash Bros." in competitive tournaments.
Upcoming PS4 exclusives "Spider-Man", "Ghost of Tsushima", and "The Last Of Us Part II" all look incredible, and it goes to show what studios can do when they have the support of a major studio like Sony.
Fans on social media have been vocal about Sony's limitations, and even Xbox has had some fun at its expense.