Sony responds to backlash over blocking PS4 Fortnite accounts on Switch

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In response, Sony issued a statement to the BBC: "We're always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience".

Despite the incredible-looking games coming from Sony-backed studios, Sony itself came off looking not so great after E3. Fans were understandably excited to jump into a game on the Switch but not everything was as easy as it seemed.

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.

Frustrations with Sony over the topic are bubbling all over social media. Microsoft's semi-official spokesman Major Nelson even tweeted instructions for achieving Xbox One/Switch cross-play in Fortnite.

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Are you surprised Netflix and YouTube still aren't available on Switch?

Speaking to USGamer, Nate Bihldorff, localization manager at Nintendo, confirmed that as well as "significant" texture updates, that it's a "new game built from the ground up". As far as it being a 'sequel, ' I don't really think of Smash Bros. games as being sequels, they're just new Smash Bros. games.

But the move leaves Fortnite players with the feeling that they are being punished because Sony views the success of the Switch as a threat to the PlayStation 4's dominance of the current generation of consoles.

"This "Fortnite" account is associated with a platform which does not allow it to operate on Switch", the game said.

It's been such a rise in popularity that the company is planning on investing heavily in the title during the rest of the year.

Between those games, and Microsoft's investment in new games with the announcement of five new game studios, Xbox owners should be very happy with what they saw at E3 2018.

- The "Resident Evil 2" remake arrives in January 2019.

Whether this means that loot boxes or a similar mechanic will find their way into upcoming Switch titles is something we'll see, but Nintendo isn't certainly isn't averse to the idea.