Nintendo Comments on Playstation Fortnite Cross-Platform Issues

The Meanest Thing Nintendo Has Ever Said is Still Extremely Nice

After everyone’s favorite Fortnite launched for Nintendo Switch yesterday, players almost immediately noticed that, if they had ever connected their Epic account to a Playstation 4, they would be unable to connect that same account to their Nintendo Switch (or any other platform for that matter, apparently).

At E3, Nintendo COO Reggie Fils-Aime spoke on the issue, saying “We embrace working with a developer and enabling them to bring their vision to life and whether that’s Fortnite, whether that’s a number of the other games that have¬†cross-platform¬†play on our console, from a developer standpoint that’s what we want. And we work hard with them to bring that to life. 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.”

Reggie also says that Fortnite has already hit over 2 million downloads on Nintendo Switch, and that those numbers reinforce players’ desire to “play anywhere, anytime, with anyone.”

Sony has yet to comment on the issue, but are notorious for being anti-crossplay. In the past, Phil Spencer has spoken on the competitor’s resistance to the “fan-forward” idea, after the company blocked cross-play on Rocket League.

Let us know what you think of Sony’s resistance to letting people play with their friends on other platforms in the comments below, and be sure to keep up with all of COGconnected’s E3 coverage throughout the week!

SOURCE: E3 2018