Sony Issues Non-Comment over Fortnite Blocking Drama

Sony has released a statement on the controversy surrounding PlayStation Fortnite players’ inability to login to the game on Switch, but they hardly say anything.

Earlier this week Fortnite launched on Nintendo Switch which was fantastic news for people wanting to play the game on the go. However for those who had previously linked their Epic Games account to their PSN ID, they were finding that they couldn’t login to the game on Switch.

The reason for this is likely due to Sony’s reluctance to adopt cross-network play, and because of that, players are not very happy.

For the majority of the week Sony remained quiet about the whole ordeal. I mean, if they ignore it, surely the problem will go away? Well, the problem didn’t go away, and got worse when companies such as Microsoft used this to poke fun at the company.

Now, Sony has issued a statement to the BBC (of all places) and it’s caused more uproar due to its complete avoidance of addressing the actual situation.

“We’re always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience,” it said.“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.

“We have nothing further to add beyond this at this point,” a spokeswoman added.

We get it Sony. You’re currently dominating the console market at the moment, but if this arrogance continues, that number could continue to plateau as the 125 million Fortnite players shift to platforms that allow them to play with all of their friends regardless of platform.

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