Fortnite on PS4 won’t get cross-play because ‘PlayStation is the best place to play’

Fortnite on PS4 won't get cross-play because 'PlayStation is the best place to play' screenshot

Maybe I am beating a useless horse at this level, however I nonetheless cannot get over Sony’s stance on cross-play. With even Nintendo appearing you up on the subject, you’ll suppose any corporate could be falling over itself to allow the characteristic. Sadly, Sony hasn’t come down to truth and is now spouting gibberish about why Fortnite on PS4 does not permit for play with other networks.

Speaking to Independent at the IFA Technology Show this weekend, Sony Chief Executive Kenichiro Yoshida stated, “On cross-platform, our mind-set is all the time that PlayStation is the best place to play. Fortnite, I consider, partnered with PlayStation 4 is the best enjoy for customers, that is our trust.” Yoshida then clarified that some titles do have PC crossplay and that Sony comes to a decision what is the “best consumer enjoy” on a in step with recreation foundation.

Somehow this spun into speaking about pageant, with Yoshida pointing out, “I believe pageant is all the time excellent. Healthy, honest pageant is all the time excellent for the business and expansion. I believe pageant with Nintendo and Xbox is a wholesome scenario.” I am not certain what cross-play has to do with pageant, however I assume it is great to know the way Sony perspectives its opponents.

Really, although, this simply comes off as generic PR talk. Sony clearly is not going to pop out and say, “We forbid cross-play because our set up base is so huge,” however the holier than thou solution does not make me perceive the resolution any higher. We’re speaking a few recreation that had 125 million lively avid gamers simply a couple of months in the past and has most probably accrued many extra. Separating that fanbase primarily based on the console you purchased is simply dumb. It additionally doubly does not make sense as enabling the characteristic may get extra folks on PS4 since they won’t be arbitrarily locked out from enjoying with their buddies.

I guess the most effective factor we will be able to do is hope that Sony in the end sees the error of its tactics. With gross sales figures for the PS4 now not slowing down, that does not appear most probably.

Fortnite on PlayStation does not have cross-platform play with different consoles because they’re worse, explains Sony boss [Independent]