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I don’t even know how this could objectively be true.



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LudicrousSpeed said:

Seems arrogant Sony is back.

 

Liquid_faction said:
Finally a head of Sony has the balls to say something. It might not have been the right answer, but at least its better than "We'll look into it." The right answer would have been "Why would we help out other platforms by inflating their player base?" That's all that cross play will really do in the end.


lol, this isn't Metal Gear Survive or something, it's Fortnite. No platform it's been released on needs any help with its player base. It's like... literally the most popular game around. This excuse is as much nonsense now as it was when people drug it out for other games that need zero help in player base, like Minecraft, or Rocket League.

As if we needed any proof this is just steamy PR bullshit, you have the fact that they lock your account hostage if you ever log onto a PS system even just for a skin. This is about money, nothing more. #4theplayers lol.

More like "For the Player's money", heh



jason1637 said:

"Sony won't allow Fortnite players on PlayStation to play against their friends with other consoles – because those people are having inferior experiences.

The company might allow people to take part in cross-platform play on other titles, said the company's boss. But Fortnite on PlayStation will not get that privilege, he said.

And that's because the best experience is to play on PlayStation, he said. So allowing other people to play would be a compromis"

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/gaming/fortnite-playstation-sony-cross-platform-xbox-switch-cross-platform-play-a8516081.html?amp&utm_source=reddit.com&utm_source=reddit.com

This is just sad. Sony should just say because it's because of the money.

Oh, wow. "For the Players" LMAO



It is going to be curious how Sony will handle Rocket League's cross-platform IDs. It will probably be just like Fortnite.

EricHiggin said:
EricHiggin said: 

PSVR doesn't count?

KLAMarine said:

Seems more of an add-on than a platform.

I guess if your talking different platforms and not different experiences, which is mostly what those other platforms offer, isn't it?

If you want to be picky, the Switch can also be three different experiences and with no additional expense.



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we have the switch that runs it sub 30 fps last time i played it but its f2p.
than xbox runs it great but its not f2p you need gold to even be allowed to play it (defeating the entire f2p part).
ps does both it runs the game great and its f2p no ps+ needed.
so i will take ps over the other 2 any day.

as far as crossplay goes i dont want and dont need it. bunch of fanboys from any other platform screaming how your choice of platform is the worst. which is accompanied by the well known fanboy swearing



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Am I in 2006 again?



TomaTito said:

It is going to be curious how Sony will handle Rocket League's cross-platform IDs. It will probably be just like Fortnite.

EricHiggin said:

I guess if your talking different platforms and not different experiences, which is mostly what those other platforms offer, isn't it?

If you want to be picky, the Switch can also be three different experiences and with no additional expense.

Also should keep in mind that the 4 systems which do not include the PS4 lists "smart phones" I mean, android and ios are two completely different OS's and devices, to say they are the same is like saying that ps4/X1 are the same.

 

On topic though... this is terrible PR statement, one of those times when he would have done better to just not say anything or just punch the reporter who asked the question then run away making zoidberg noises, anything would be better than saying this shite from a PR point of view imo. X1X offers a more powerful system, PC is more powerful, Switch offers more versatility and free (cheaper in the future) online access. In what way exactly is the ps4 the best way to play the game? I mean, even if you're talking about the ps4p you still have the x1x and pcs which mash it in terms of power.



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I don't care about crossplay and the only people I'm likely to play Fortnite with have a Switch already, so I'm set. Sony can do what it wants. But the account locking thing was very anti-consumer and the message I take away on that is that if you're ever dumb going to start pumping money into a game with this sort of model, don't do it on a Sony console. Also, don't link your account on anything to a Sony console. If Fortnite players want to send a message they should start new accounts on other platforms and let their Playstation accounts wither on the vine, but I guess Sony doesn't see that happening which is why they are doing a victory lap.



forevercloud3000 said:
PortisheadBiscuit said:
Defenders of Sony's asshole tactics on high alert today lolol

Thats just it, there is no asshole-ish tactic. This is literally Sony doing what the industry has had in place since forever and a loud/vocal minority trying to make a stink because they are not being catered to.

It is simply because some's platform of choice is at a great disadvantage this generation that we are even having this conversation. Que.....no one was this rabid about it when Sony had Crossplay with PC and MS didn't want it then.

I don't know if you're choosing to ignore a big part of this situation deliberately or not, but it's not ONLY about Sony not allowing cross-play. If they don't want to have cross-play then that's a decision they have every right to make, even if the 'reasons' they've given for it have been bullshit since we all know the real reason. (They think they'll sell more PS4's by refusing it). It's also every right of the consumer to voice their displeasure at said decision since cross-play can only be good for the future of games. 

The difference with Fortnite though is that this is Sony literally claiming that they now own people's accounts if they even logged onto a PS4 with it a single time. For a game that is not even theirs for crying out loud. If someone had an Epic account for a while, if they even logged into PS4 once Sony now wants to say that account is theirs and can no longer be used on things like Switch, Xbox, etc. At this point that's not just 'refusing cross-play', that's literally affecting other people's games and systems they choose to play on. Tons of people literally had to leave their older accounts that they had already put a lot of work into behind and restart because of it. 

If you don't think that's an "asshole-ish tactic" then I don't know what to tell you. 



jason1637 said:

"Sony won't allow Fortnite players on PlayStation to play against their friends with other consoles – because those people are having inferior experiences.

The company might allow people to take part in cross-platform play on other titles, said the company's boss. But Fortnite on PlayStation will not get that privilege, he said.

And that's because the best experience is to play on PlayStation, he said. So allowing other people to play would be a compromis"

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/gaming/fortnite-playstation-sony-cross-platform-xbox-switch-cross-platform-play-a8516081.html?amp&utm_source=reddit.com&utm_source=reddit.com

This is just sad. Sony should just say because it's because of the money.

The first time this was brought up, they did.