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Sony isn’t giving in to the demands for cross-platform play in Fortnite, and Microsoft has something to say about the publisher’s stance.

Earlier this summer, Sony denied players the option to sync their PS4-linked Fortnite accounts to the Nintendo Switch, on which the game had been recently added. This incited an uproar from the community, prompting Sony to assure fans that it was working on a “solution” the gaming community would accept, although no specific details were offered. We now know that this was not a clear picture of the company’s plans. Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida explained in an interview with The Independent that PS4 won’t associate with those other peasant consoles because it’s apparently too good for them.

“On cross-platform, our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play,” Yoshida said at Germany’s IFA electronics convention. “Fortnite, I believe, partnered with PlayStation 4 is the best experience for users, that’s our belief. But actually, we already opened some games as cross-platform with PC and some others, so we decide based on what is the best user experience. That is our way of thinking for cross-platform.”

Understandably offended, Xbox fired back on Twitter, with engineering lead Mike Ybarra expressing that Sony is simply not listening to its players.

When defenses about Sony’s broader reach popped up in the comments, Ybarra explained that Microsoft has the playerbase of both Xbox One and PC under its wing, and that denying players the chance to play games with the biggest audience possible will result in getting left behind.

Sony’s refusal to go cross-platform won’t only impact Fortnite. Bethesda Games Studio director Todd Howard recently expressed an interest in bringing cross-play to the upcoming Fallout 76, but explained it currently wasn’t possible with how unhelpful Sony is being.

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Source: The Independent


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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

Sony shuts down cross-play hopes with ego trip, Xbox responds

Fans won't see cross-play on PS4 because Sony apparently thinks its too good for everyone else.

By Nick Plessas | 09/4/2018 12:00 PM PT

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Sony isn’t giving in to the demands for cross-platform play in Fortnite, and Microsoft has something to say about the publisher’s stance.

Earlier this summer, Sony denied players the option to sync their PS4-linked Fortnite accounts to the Nintendo Switch, on which the game had been recently added. This incited an uproar from the community, prompting Sony to assure fans that it was working on a “solution” the gaming community would accept, although no specific details were offered. We now know that this was not a clear picture of the company’s plans. Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida explained in an interview with The Independent that PS4 won’t associate with those other peasant consoles because it’s apparently too good for them.

“On cross-platform, our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play,” Yoshida said at Germany’s IFA electronics convention. “Fortnite, I believe, partnered with PlayStation 4 is the best experience for users, that’s our belief. But actually, we already opened some games as cross-platform with PC and some others, so we decide based on what is the best user experience. That is our way of thinking for cross-platform.”

Understandably offended, Xbox fired back on Twitter, with engineering lead Mike Ybarra expressing that Sony is simply not listening to its players.

When defenses about Sony’s broader reach popped up in the comments, Ybarra explained that Microsoft has the playerbase of both Xbox One and PC under its wing, and that denying players the chance to play games with the biggest audience possible will result in getting left behind.

Sony’s refusal to go cross-platform won’t only impact Fortnite. Bethesda Games Studio director Todd Howard recently expressed an interest in bringing cross-play to the upcoming Fallout 76, but explained it currently wasn’t possible with how unhelpful Sony is being.

Read More

Source: The Independent



About Nick Plessas

view all posts

Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808