Sony ‘confident’ it’ll find a Fortnite cross-play solution

Sony appears to have actually listened to some of the feedback over its controversial decision to block cross-play on Fortnite. The business's interview with Eurogamer, Shawn Layden, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Home entertainment America, provides some want to fans:

"We're hearing it. We're looking at a lot of the possibilities. You can picture that the situations around that affect a lot more than just one game. I'm positive we'll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our video gaming neighborhood, while at the very same time supporting our service."

Sony's official Twitter accounts for the company and PlayStation brand name continue to be bombarded by fans angry over the company's stance on cross-play. Sony has also formerly obstructed cross-play in between PS4 and Xbox One for Fortnite, Rocket League, and Minecraft, despite Nintendo and Microsoft supporting it. Microsoft and Nintendo even recently collaborated to promote cross-play in Minecraft with an unusual commercial, putting additional pressure on Sony.

Microsoft and Nintendo collaborate for cross-play Fortnite fans using a Nintendo Switch are not surprisingly angry with Sony's position, particularly as it blocks the sync of items and development between the PS4 and Nintendo Switch. There are no technical constraints to accessing an account across PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and the mobile iOS variation. It's unclear precisely why Sony is obstructing cross-play, however one previous Sony designer declares the company didn't used to like the idea of players buying a product on one platform and after that using it on a PlayStation 4. It's unclear if that policy continues today, but Sony is providing hope it may alter. A prospective service could involve permitting PS4 players to access their accounts on the Nintendo Switch for progression and sync, however still obstructing core cross-play so PS4 gamers cannot have fun with Switch buddies. This would not be a perfect service, supplying Epic Games consented to it, however it would be one that Fortnite fans could most likely accept.