Sony prevents Fortnite crossplay between PS4 and Nintendo Switch players

Nintendo announced during its E3 press conference today, that Epic Games smash hit Fortnite would be coming to the Switch console.Not only that, but the game is arriving today at 1PM ET on the Switch digital store. Given that Fortnite is a free-to-play game that is played fully online and supports accounts syncing,which raises some interesting questions about whether Switch players will be able to cross-play with those on other platforms or not.

When asked, Epic Games PR representative Nick Chester confirmed on Twitter that the Switch version of Fortnite will support cross-play with Xbox One, PC, Mac, and mobile. Basically,and you will be able to play with everyone but PS4 players.That falls in line with past cross-play system between Xbox One, PS4, PC, and mobile, with Sony blocking other console platforms from playing with its own. You can cross-play between PS4, mobile, and PC.

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Unfortunately, this also implys that PS4 players of Fortnite won’t be able to login to their Epic accounts on the Switch, meaning you won’t be able to have progress carry over. This is because your Epic account is tied up with your PSN username. For instance, you can’t log in to an Epic account tied to PSN on the Xbox Once.

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