Nintendo-PlayStation Fortnite cross-play: Everything That Gamers Want to Know

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Fortnite gamers have been wondering what is taking PlayStation so long to finally sync up with their other devices.

“Sony has got to be very careful about how it manages the situation,” Samantha Loveridge, associate editor of GamesRadar+ told the BBC, adding that the Fortnite is going to get future.

According to a report, “those who had played it on PlayStation 4 couldn’t sync up with their Nintendo accounts and had to start over from scratch.” This has prompted widespread calls for Sony to remove such constraints.

Still, apart from Sony’s statement that it is “open to hearing” what the gaming community is interested in, the media giant has generally kept mum on the issue.

“One way or another, gamers deserve an explanation as to why this compatibility issue exists,” said Loveridge.

Fortnite is a video game launched back in 2017, which is a “shooter-survival game” for up to four players. Since its launching, Fortnite has taken gamers around the world by storm, raking in millions.

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

Sony added that they offer crossplay 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,” Sony said in the statement.

However, BBC reported that this is not the first time that Sony blocked other games from playing across nearly all platforms and gadgets. This include Minecraft and Rocket League.

Meanwhile, the news media agency said millions have downloaded Nintendo since they announced their new release, the free-to-play version of the game.

“What competitors do is their decision to make. We believe being both developer-forward and fan-forward is in the best interest of the game,” a ranking leader of the Nintendo said.