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Aeolus451 said:
Pyro as Bill said:

I think you need to get someone to google this issue for you in more depth. It should become pretty obvious as to why people want to have the service available across home and portable systems.

You're still in the old mindset in thinking this is a multiplatform game when it's actually (if Sony wasn't so uncooperative) a cross platform service like Netflix. Can you imagine if Sony underhandedly tied Netflix to their account and anything you'd bought was exclusive to their (eco)system.

It's possibly illegal and T&C's won't save them.

Netflix is not a game nor does it have dlc that's locked to one platform. Games have nothing in common with netflix.

Epic = Netflix = Steam

Epic's DLC = skins/items/new games

Netflix DLC = movies/tv shows

Steam DLC = games/software/DLC

Notice how it's free to download each service? Epic has put their version of Steam/Netflix on every system and disguised it as a game. There's nothing stopping them from releasing new games from within Fortnite. Fortnite Kart, Street Forter, whatever they want.



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Aeolus451 said:
KLAMarine said:

With 80 million PS4s out in the wild, it's not unexpected.

People were used to being able to log on to their EG account and move it about between PC and mobile but log on to it via PS4 and it gets locked. I'm used to being able to log in to different accounts from various platforms in many things in life. As an example, I can log on to vgchartz or just about any website from any platform be it Windows, Linux, Android, or iOS without any fear of getting my account locked or essentially hijacked by one.

Sony seems to think otherwise and I understand no form of warning is ever given.

This shit is absolutely disgusting. Fuck Sony.

 

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That doesn't make any sense. It's well known that you can't transfer game progress and dlc of the vast majority of multiplatform games over to a different platform.

The majority of multi-platform games come with a label denoting where the game can and cannot be played. I buy Overwatch with an XBox1 case, it's clear that I can play it on X1 and not PS4.

If I open up an EG account on PC or phone and play it on PS4, I get locked out of X1 and Switch without any warning as I understand it.

Aeolus451 said: 

You're "locked out" as you put it when you double dip with a game. All of them do this so does that mean that you're gonna fuck them all or does sony get special treatment?

Sony gets the special treatment: they're the ones who have been more restrictive with respect to cross-play and it's Sony who EG implicate as restricting EG accounts from playing on Switch.

If there were a warning of some sort, I'd be less critical but so far, I know not of one. As of now, it just feels like a trap.

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Aeolus451 said:
Pyro as Bill said:

This makes no sense. How did NINTENDO fans already have Fortnite accounts? The issue is with anyone who linked Epic's service to their PSN accounts so surely they're as much Sony fans as they are Nintendo fans. Or PS4+PC+Switch fans aka "gamers". It sounds like you're saying anyone who doesn't have an undying loyalty to Sony deserves what they get.

Ninty fans can own other consoles and they are the ones making a big deal out of it. Sony fans wouldn't try to transfer their account to ns to play fortnite because it's redundant.

That's not what I'm saying, Kathy Newman. Again, if some people wanted to play fortnite on the ns, they shouldn't have put alot hours or money into playing it on the ps4 because that shit doesn't transfer over in the vast majority of multiplatform games. It's common knowledge and it's not a practice exclusive to sony. If I had a xbox one, played cod and bought dlc for it on there, I wouldn't expect my progress or dlc to transfer over to the ns if I got the game for it. People didn't think about it and shot themselves in the foot.

I think the roar come more from sony fans that expected to play on the go with a switch the game that they had played for hours and hours on their PS4. ireally dont see why it's redundant. one is a powerfull console that must be hook on a tv, and the other is a hybrid console that get most of it's fame by being able to play anywhere...



That's bullshit.
Either allow crossplay with all other platforms or don't allow it at all.
Don't booby trap accounts so that they become unplayable on certain platforms just because of company policies, that's really anti-consumer. At least give a warning first.

Weather it's Sony's specific request, or a clumsy implementation of Sony's policy by Epic, it's indefensible.



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Idk if some people are even reading the OP! Its not about the crossplay.



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Jranation said:
Idk if some people are even reading the OP! Its not about the crossplay.

Discourse about the abduction of accounts sort of took over.



People mistaking the complaints about cross play are equally confusing to me. Try to play a game like Battleborn or Evolve on PS4, you won’t play very long because the queue times are garbage. Wouldn’t it be great if cross play allowed you to matchmake with not just PS4 people but also Xbone, maybe even PC in some cases, and Switch? Suddenly your MP title got a lot more life.

“but I don’t care for MP!” - then you shouldn’t care whether cross play happens or not.

“but Sony shouldn’t share their market lead with competition!” - this is corporate shill type thinking, and not looking out for your best interests as gamers or your fellow gamers best interests. Furthermore the only games being talked about thus far are Rocket League, Minecraft, and Fortnite. Do you really think Switch or Xbone owners have trouble finding players in these games? The big games start this trend and smaller games can follow suit.

“but last gen Microsoft didn’t want cross play!” - whataboutism is not a valid argument to use, especially when you’re arguing against your own consumer rights, lol.

This thread is almost depressing to read. Someone above said they support Sony hijacking Epic accounts. Like, what in the fuck? lol



Well... it's funny to make a headline like: "Don't play on PS4 or you can't play on switch."

But, It's more "you can't play on Switch with your PS4 account" isn't it?

I know people really want to pressure Sony about this, but i think what they are doing is perfectly logical and should be expected at this point.

I always remember how Microsoft did the same exact thing last gen but the other way around. Sony wanted to play ball, but Microsoft didn't. This is a game, and they are all playing the saints when none of them are. Whoever is on top will try to keep staying on top and whoever isn't obviously wants them to not wall off their customers. Sony has no reason to help their competitors. It would be naive to do so. When the roles are reversed the tune sung will be different.

At the end of the day. no one "NEEDS" cross play. It's a convenience that would be nice to have, but it shouldn't be expected. Sony would be letting go of millions on revenue that would be lost to competitors in micro-transactions. Who in their right mind would do that? If it was a smaller game, maybe, but a juggernaut like Fortnite means a lot of money.

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Nem said:

Well... it's funny to make a headline like: "Don't play on PS4 or you can't play on switch."

But, It's more "you can't play on Switch with your PS4 account" isn't it?

I know people really want to pressure Sony about this, but i think what they are doing is perfectly logical and should be expected at this point.

I always remember how Microsoft did the same exact thing last gen but the other way around. Sony wanted to play ball, but Microsoft didn't. This is a game, and they are all playing the saints when none of them are. Whoever is on top will try to keep staying on top and whoever isn't obviously wants them to not wall off their customers. Sony has no reason to help their competitors. It would be naive to do so. When the roles are reversed the tune sung will be different.

At the end of the day. no one "NEEDS" cross play. It's a convenience that would be nice to have, but it shouldn't be expected. Sony would be letting go of millions on revenue that would be lost to competitors in micro-transactions. Who in their right mind would do that? If it was a smaller game, maybe, but a juggernaut like Fortnite means a lot of money.

It's not about crossplay, though.



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CrazyGamer2017 said:
Mandalore76 said:

Always interesting (and good for a laugh) to see the mental gymnastics people come up with to try and blame Nintendo for someone else's policies.

Yeah just as I'm amused to see how you guys get blocked by (in this case) the Switch and somehow accuse Sony of mysteriously having magic powers that allow Sony to block something on Switch. Must be like those conspiracy theories where people see the illuminati rule the world or whatever, amusing in the end

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