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Fortnite - warning DO NOT play on PS4, or you can't play on Switch (and quick start guide if you're sheltered like me, and didn't know about this game before)

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COKTOE said:

As one of the more flaming PS fanboys on this site, I'll also chime in and say what a crap move this is by Sony. Their initial response was terrible. One of the worst, in the can, PR responses I've ever read. I hope they reverse course on this one. I mean if this were only affecting Xbox owners, I'd be fine with it. Even a bit sexually aroused. But doing this to Nintendo is wrong.

It has been like this for the Xbox One. People just didn't notice it, cause who woudl play fortnite on both systems? You woudl play it on one or the other. Most poeople don't have both of those, and even if they did, they are likely plugged into the same TV, so why woudl you play on PS4 one day and next day XBox. You wouldn't. It was a problem that no one noticed, cause the situation only happend to a few people.

Now though, you have 2+ Million switch owners all trying this day 1. Likely a couple hundred thousand of that 2 million own a PS4, and thus ran into this problem. That is a a lot of poeple. And it's not so easily burshed aside as it was before. Before its easy to say "just play on PS4 then, ignore the xbox" That works for that, because they are both the same system essentially. The Switch though works as a handheld, and that is something peopel want.  

abronn627 said:
Maxosaurus-rex said:

I mean, it's the exact same scenario. How much more simple do I need to make it? 

A better example would be : I subscribed to WoW on my PC, but one day I used my friend’s Mac to log on my account, since then I’m unable to play on any PC because my account is locked to an Apple device.

Yea, that sums it up better. Apple locks you into playing on its computer, cause somehow anything you buy in WoW, or part of the subscription costs they get. That is essentially what Sony is doing. They want all fortniters to purchase the micros on their system so they get a cut. 



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irstupid said:
COKTOE said:

As one of the more flaming PS fanboys on this site, I'll also chime in and say what a crap move this is by Sony. Their initial response was terrible. One of the worst, in the can, PR responses I've ever read. I hope they reverse course on this one. I mean if this were only affecting Xbox owners, I'd be fine with it. Even a bit sexually aroused. But doing this to Nintendo is wrong.

It has been like this for the Xbox One. People just didn't notice it, cause who woudl play fortnite on both systems? You woudl play it on one or the other. Most poeople don't have both of those, and even if they did, they are likely plugged into the same TV, so why woudl you play on PS4 one day and next day XBox. You wouldn't. It was a problem that no one noticed, cause the situation only happend to a few people.

Now though, you have 2+ Million switch owners all trying this day 1. Likely a couple hundred thousand of that 2 million own a PS4, and thus ran into this problem. That is a a lot of poeple. And it's not so easily burshed aside as it was before. Before its easy to say "just play on PS4 then, ignore the xbox" That works for that, because they are both the same system essentially. The Switch though works as a handheld, and that is something peopel want.  

abronn627 said:

A better example would be : I subscribed to WoW on my PC, but one day I used my friend’s Mac to log on my account, since then I’m unable to play on any PC because my account is locked to an Apple device.

Yea, that sums it up better. Apple locks you into playing on its computer, cause somehow anything you buy in WoW, or part of the subscription costs they get. That is essentially what Sony is doing. They want all fortniters to purchase the micros on their system so they get a cut. 

It doesn't help your case to actually skew the facts. PCs have always been open source. Consoles have always been closed 



Maxosaurus-rex said:
irstupid said:

It has been like this for the Xbox One. People just didn't notice it, cause who woudl play fortnite on both systems? You woudl play it on one or the other. Most poeople don't have both of those, and even if they did, they are likely plugged into the same TV, so why woudl you play on PS4 one day and next day XBox. You wouldn't. It was a problem that no one noticed, cause the situation only happend to a few people.

Now though, you have 2+ Million switch owners all trying this day 1. Likely a couple hundred thousand of that 2 million own a PS4, and thus ran into this problem. That is a a lot of poeple. And it's not so easily burshed aside as it was before. Before its easy to say "just play on PS4 then, ignore the xbox" That works for that, because they are both the same system essentially. The Switch though works as a handheld, and that is something peopel want.  

Yea, that sums it up better. Apple locks you into playing on its computer, cause somehow anything you buy in WoW, or part of the subscription costs they get. That is essentially what Sony is doing. They want all fortniters to purchase the micros on their system so they get a cut. 

It doesn't help your case to actually skew the facts. PCs have always been open source. Consoles have always been closed 

I guess hypothetical situations fly over your head huh.



irstupid said:
Maxosaurus-rex said:

It doesn't help your case to actually skew the facts. PCs have always been open source. Consoles have always been closed 

I guess hypothetical situations fly over your head huh.

False equivalencies are just that. 



Maxosaurus-rex said:
irstupid said:

I guess hypothetical situations fly over your head huh.

False equivalencies are just that. 

E3 is over. I'm fine with being banned. 



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This WoW analogy is beyond ridiculous. You're signing on through Blizzard servers. Money is going to blizzard. Computers are not consoles. It's a false equivalency. Nothing else.

Fortnite is a game. Game discs are games. You're going through different servers. Consoles 



Maxosaurus-rex said:
I mean, complaining about this is the equivalent of buying a xbox-one game and complaining the PS4 does not play the game even though you have the PS4 disc as well

Uh, what? You’re either extremely confused as to what is going on, or are being deliberately ignorant about it in order to dismiss it.

Epic has an account system where your content can carry over to other platforms. If you’ve ever logged onto a PS4, you cant carry that content to Xbone or Switch. You can have purchased 100% of your content on PC, only logged onto PS4 once to show off cosmetics to a friend, and now you’re locked out if you want to use your account on Fortnite for the other consoles. Sony holding accounts hostage like that doesn’t really have any precedence or comparable situation that I know of.



EricHiggin said:
cycycychris said:

Its quite amazing how you have managed to spin this in a way that Sony can do no wrong and has never done nothing wrong in this situation. Bravo!

I never said PS can do no wrong. I only said in this situation, its Epic who is the deciding factor at the core. Whether or not PS tried to use leverage to get Epic to do what they wanted is besides the point. If we're going to go outside of the core in terms of who does anti consumer things, we can talk about that for days pointing fingers at every console company. Just look at MS using what leverage they have to try and make PS look bad on social media. Its just business and marketing tactics.

It also depends on your anti consumer viewpoint and perspective. For all we know, PS is taking that Fortnite money and more, and pouring it into PS first party exclusives. The fact that those exclusives have been such high quality is no doubt partially due to the money invested into them. Is that anti consumer? Trying to give your customers the very best gaming experience when you play their games? 

PS doesn't exist to make everybody's gaming experience better, they exist to make their own customers experience better. Why do you think MS created the XB brand? What about XB Game Pass? Why would they do that in the first place, and also not open it up to PS or Nin gamers?

I'm confused how at the end of the day this is Epic fault. How is it Epic's fault that Sony has a policy that block third party accounts from being used on multiple platforms. What do you want them to do, break that rule and be sued into oblivion, or not port the game and lose out on tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars. Sony is the root of the issue for blocking these accounts from being used and its them being anti-consumer. While Fortnite money might help them put more money into there investors pockets, it doesn't change the fact that its anti-consumer to block your customers accounts.... I think you should know that according to the NPD, 40% of US Switch owners also own a PS4, Sony is potentially fucking over 8 or 9 million people right now. But they are doing For the Players I guess.



     

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LudicrousSpeed said:
Maxosaurus-rex said:
I mean, complaining about this is the equivalent of buying a xbox-one game and complaining the PS4 does not play the game even though you have the PS4 disc as well

Uh, what? You’re either extremely confused as to what is going on, or are being deliberately ignorant about it in order to dismiss it.

Epic has an account system where your content can carry over to other platforms. If you’ve ever logged onto a PS4, you cant carry that content to Xbone or Switch. You can have purchased 100% of your content on PC, only logged onto PS4 once to show off cosmetics to a friend, and now you’re locked out if you want to use your account on Fortnite for the other consoles. Sony holding accounts hostage like that doesn’t really have any precedence or comparable situation that I know of.

Again, the closest thing to it is the game discs t. Like you said, there's no precedent so I'm not sure why people would expect to be able to seamlessly transfer cross platform. The closest thing to it would all point not being able to 



Maxosaurus-rex said:
LudicrousSpeed said:

Uh, what? You’re either extremely confused as to what is going on, or are being deliberately ignorant about it in order to dismiss it.

Epic has an account system where your content can carry over to other platforms. If you’ve ever logged onto a PS4, you cant carry that content to Xbone or Switch. You can have purchased 100% of your content on PC, only logged onto PS4 once to show off cosmetics to a friend, and now you’re locked out if you want to use your account on Fortnite for the other consoles. Sony holding accounts hostage like that doesn’t really have any precedence or comparable situation that I know of.

Again, the closest thing to it is the game discs t. Like you said, there's no precedent so I'm not sure why people would expect to be able to seamlessly transfer cross platform. The closest thing to it would all point not being able to 

You can seamlessly transfer your account between XONE and Switch. Even after linking your account to PSN, you can still use the same account on PC and iOS, and everything you unlocked or bought on PS4 will be there.