Fornite was launched for the Nintendo Switch recently and sadly, PlayStation 4 owners don’t get progression sync or cross-play with their console, like how it is with the Xbox One. This block prevents the player from carrying over their progress, purchases, and skins from Fortnite on PlayStation 4 to either console. It’s frustrating for players. But now news is surfacing from Joe Smedley, the former boss of Sony Online Entertainment, who claims that the block is due to money.
Unfortunately, Fortnite players on PlayStation 4 can’t use their account when they play the game on any other console. So they need to make another account with separate purchases, progress, and skins for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, both of which place no such restrictions on their players.
Smedley tweeted that when he was at Sony, the stated reason for blocking cross-play was money and that Sony “didn’t like someone buying something on an Xbox and it being used on a PlayStation.”
Sony hasn’t officially responded to this yet and its response to the recent backlash concerning the Fortnite block didn’t really do much to ease fans’ concerns. It seems like Sony won’t be changing its mind anytime son either, which is sad for players.