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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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quickrick said:
I have to admit the lock account thing is BS and has to be fixed, i suspect sony wants to fix it, but it's more complicated then it seems, they can probably get sues for this.

Cross-play would be great but it's not the end of the world if it doesn't happen.

People's accounts getting hijacked is shitty as hell.



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I must admit I don't know the specific details over this controversy. If Sony doesn't want to allow cross-play, then that is okay with me, and I am also under the belief that it's their right to do so.

However, not being able to use your account on other platforms after playing on a PS4 does not settle well with me. Without knowing the details, that sounds both illegal and not possible. I'm wondering: If you played Fortnite on PC initially, then bought stuff on your account, then played on PS4 with that same account, then tried logging in on Switch, would you be blocked? The accounts themselves belong to EG, which makes me wonder how Sony is able to prevent this in the first place? Did Sony and EG strike a deal together where the only way Sony was allowing Fortnite to be playable on PS4 was if they gained the right to prevent other platforms from using the account? If that's the case, then I would only hope that it's made very clear to the players who spent money on the game. I would also hope that there would be a support number you can call to get things sorted out manually, as there are bound to be some people who got screwed over (most likely lots of people).

In summary, it's hard to know exactly how much at fault Sony is in this situation. The fact is, there are many, many people who got screwed over this, and that's the shitty part.



RaptorChrist said:

I must admit I don't know the specific details over this controversy. If Sony doesn't want to allow cross-play, then that is okay with me, and I am also under the belief that it's their right to do so.

However, not being able to use your account on other platforms after playing on a PS4 does not settle well with me. Without knowing the details, that sounds both illegal and not possible. I'm wondering: If you played Fortnite on PC initially, then bought stuff on your account, then played on PS4 with that same account, then tried logging in on Switch, would you be blocked? The accounts themselves belong to EG, which makes me wonder how Sony is able to prevent this in the first place? Did Sony and EG strike a deal together where the only way Sony was allowing Fortnite to be playable on PS4 was if they gained the right to prevent other platforms from using the account? If that's the case, then I would only hope that it's made very clear to the players who spent money on the game. I would also hope that there would be a support number you can call to get things sorted out manually, as there are bound to be some people who got screwed over (most likely lots of people).

In summary, it's hard to know exactly how much at fault Sony is in this situation. The fact is, there are many, many people who got screwed over this, and that's the shitty part.

That is the very thing going on.

You have PC players who purchased all of their cosmetics on the PC and only logged into the PS4 a time or two to grab an exclusive skin for logging into the PS4 version. Those PC gamers then tried playing on their switch when it was released and they are blocked because they logged into the PS4 once.

There was never a warning about it.