Fortnite’s free Battle Royale mode is finally available at long last on the Nintendo Switch, just like the rumors that were previously swirling around told us would happen. And while it’s out and it’s excellent on Nintendo’s handheld, there’s one thing fans are still bitter about, and it’s Sony’s cross-play policy.
In fact, it makes the entire thing a bit of a farce, especially since most companies have made it a breeze to play Fortnite on every platform currently out there. It’s unfortunate, however, that Sony has blocked compatibility with any competing consoles when it comes to cross-play and transferring progress you’ve made in games playable on other platforms. In the case of Fortnite, you’ll have to start all the way over if you want to play Fortnite on the handheld.
Many folks who are looking to bring their progress from the PlayStation 4 version of Fortnite onto the Switch will be out of luck. And looking to create new accounts will rob them of time and money spent along the way to get them where they are, which is a very backward way of doing business, especially as the Switch is hardly the same league of competition when it comes to online titles at the moment for Sony. What it is is a miracle of handheld gaming ingenuity, and folks want to take games with them on the go. They want to be able to enjoy the same games they do at home while out in the world, and Sony’s stance on disallowing competition between consoles is making that difficult.
It’s especially strange, seeing as much of Fortnite’s success can be owed to the game being made available on PlayStation 4 in the first place. So if you’re playing Fortnite on PlayStation 4 or another console and want to make the move to the Switch, think long and hard about it. Is it worth starting up a new account? You may end up having to if it’s important to you to be able to play anywhere, but this isn’t a choice players should be having to make, not in this day and age.
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