>Of course it's all profit driven at the end of the day but some seek profit by looking after the customer, others by locking them down.
Its money first. If an action just happens to benefit the consumer too then of course that is great and high five all round. Sonys action does indeed suck. At the very least they should allow ppl who move from one platform to the PS4 and then back to their original platform to not be locked out of their content. I think that is a compromise they can indeed make even if they keep ps4 paid content tied to the PS4 account.
I'm not sure I'd lay as much blame on EG as this. Yes it's their game but it's not always their network through which accounts are created and linked to other networks. I downloaded Fortnite and created my EG account through my Switch. I imagine EG has limited control on what the customer gets to see during this process. I also expect that to use Microsoft's and Sony's respective networks, EG has to play by their rules...
Sony has been the one to push against cross-play, there currently exists no cross-play between PS4 and Switch/X1 (X1 and NSW are able to cross-play and play the same accounts fine from what I understand), and the one EG points the finger to when trying to play a PS4-linked EG account through the Switch is PS4. If there's one place where I would expect Sony to have less control over what the user can and cannot see during EG account creation and such, it would be non-Sony platforms.
This is why I lean on Sony as being the most responsible for how things have turned out.
It is their game. They do indeed have to play by the rules set by each platform provider. But this means that they do indeed know how the account system will work between platforms. They arent being blind sighted by anyone. The weird stipulations for account transfer by Sony is something they would have known when bringing teh game to the PS4 in the first place.
So no, trying to shield EG from blame makes zero sense here. The reality is that they would have known and agreed (even begrudgingly) to how this all worked. After all we already known that cross-play can work and that while the decision comes from Sony the actual implementation comes from EG. So again... they know how this all works.
Its rubbish that Sony locks the content. Its just as rubbish that EG promotes the game, allows account transfer but conveniently dosnt mention any issues when connecting to the PS4 version. EG has allowed these restrictions to exist.