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Doris Richards
June 14, 2018

Sony does not support cross-play support between the PS4 and the Switch, and that also means that you can't play Fortnite on the Switch with the account you've created on the PlayStation because that account is tied to your PSN account. "I think that speaks to the power of the franchise, the engagement of our players and the resonance of being able to play it anytime, anywhere".

Fortnite is available on the Nintendo Switch.

"This Fortnite account is associated with a platform which does not allow it to operate on Switch", an error message reads when players attempt to log in with PS4-associated account. There is no such restriction on players moving between Xbox One and Switch, a fact that has stoked anger further.

All purchases and progress are therefore locked to the PS4, and if you want to experience the game on another console like Switch, then you'll need to buy elements like the Battle Pass twice. As with Rocket League, Sony has faced criticism for blocking cross-play between the PS4 and other versions of Fortnite, and now the company has addressed the topic-although its response likely won't satisfy players. It has also been reported that PS4 Fortnite players can not use their account on the Switch version. The biggest news? The Xbox One X is $50 off for the first time ever.

The PlayStation 4 is the strongest selling console of this generation by a large margin, but one industry watcher said that this did not make it immune to attack.

"Fortnite is absolutely massive and it's only going to get bigger - it's about to come to Android - so Sony has got to start thinking about its closed-garden ecosystem".

Up until this point, Sony has been rather quiet about the whole situation.

While gamers await comment from the PlayStation firm, its rivals have piled on the pressure. "When it comes to other platform holders, as much as you have influence on other platform holders, I don't", Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime told Polygon.

"What we believe at Nintendo is that a gameplay mechanic that offers the consumer something to buy that they're not sure what's inside can be interesting as long as that's not the only way you can get those items".

And one of Microsoft's gaming chiefs as well as one of its corporate accounts have also tweeted about the issue.

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