Fortnite, one of the most popular game these days finally launched for Nintendo Switch earlier this week. The game launched with cross-platform feature across all the consoles and PCs, however, this went wrong lately when Sony blocked PlayStation 4 accounts for Nintendo Switch.
Which means that if you are a PlayStation 4 gamer and also own a Nintendo Switch, you cannot transfer your progress level, skin and everything you achieved on your PS4 to your portable console. Which means that you will need to create a separate account for both the respective consoles and start over again.
Those who tried to connect got this message; “This Fortnite account is associated with a platform which does not allow it to operate on Switch”. According to the Epic Games, since Sony has completely blocked the accounts, there is no such thing they can do about that and unfortunately, the players will need a fresh account to play Fortnite.
According to BBC, the company has issued an official response regarding the matter that they are already offering cross-play between PC, iOS, Mac and Android.
”We’re always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience. Fortnite is already a huge hit with PS4 fans, offering a true free-to-play experience so gamers can jump in and play online. With 79 million PS4s sold around the world and 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.”
Sony has blocked a couple number of games in the past for its cross-play with Xbox One such as Fortnite and Rocket League and now, the same attitude has been maintained against Nintendo Switch, for which, the PS4 gamers are not happy with that.
Whereas the game is playable with Xbox One and PC platforms and Xbox UK account has exchanged some words with Nintendo on the Twitter in this regard;
@NintendoUK wanna play some Fortnite later?
— Xbox UK (@xboxuk) June 12, 2018
The game is doing great on the Switch console with having more than 2 million sales in just 24 hours, and the number will keep increasing. Stay tuned for more updates!