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Sony responds to Fortnite uproar... and says nothing


 

Fortnite fans got an unpleasant surprise earlier this week, when many tried to link their PlayStation 4 accounts to the new Nintendo Switch version of the game and found themselves locked out. The problem was traced back to Sony’s end, where it was discovered that any fans who had used their Fortnite accounts on a PlayStation 4 were unable to use their accounts on a different console.

Now, Sony has commented on the issue, but the response—even more infuriatingly for fans who have been locked out—refuses to address the actual problem.

“We’re always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience,” Sony said in a statement issued to the BBC. “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.”

Of course, this doesn’t address the real issue at all—the fact that fans can’t even bring their accounts, and with them their progress and gear, over to the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One. Many fans have complained, and have described feeling as if their Fortnite accounts are held hostage.

Sony, for its part, seems to be ignoring the issue.

“We have nothing further to add beyond this at this point,” a spokesperson said.

Of course, that doesn’t stop Microsoft from having a few things to say.

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Source: BBC


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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

Sony responds to Fortnite uproar… and says nothing

Sony has acknowledged the Fortnite cross-account problem without actually acknowledging the problem.

By Emma Schaefer | 06/15/2018 08:00 AM PT

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Fortnite fans got an unpleasant surprise earlier this week, when many tried to link their PlayStation 4 accounts to the new Nintendo Switch version of the game and found themselves locked out. The problem was traced back to Sony’s end, where it was discovered that any fans who had used their Fortnite accounts on a PlayStation 4 were unable to use their accounts on a different console.

Now, Sony has commented on the issue, but the response—even more infuriatingly for fans who have been locked out—refuses to address the actual problem.

“We’re always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience,” Sony said in a statement issued to the BBC. “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.”

Of course, this doesn’t address the real issue at all—the fact that fans can’t even bring their accounts, and with them their progress and gear, over to the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One. Many fans have complained, and have described feeling as if their Fortnite accounts are held hostage.

Sony, for its part, seems to be ignoring the issue.

“We have nothing further to add beyond this at this point,” a spokesperson said.

Of course, that doesn’t stop Microsoft from having a few things to say.

Read More

Source: BBC



About Emma Schaefer

view all posts

Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM