Save on numerous Xbox One consoles, games like PUBG, as well as codes for free months of Xbox Live Gold. It comes with a skin, some back bling, and a few V-Bucks so that you can pick something out from the in-game store.
This prevents them from being able to make use of outfits and other in-game purchases and rewards they had accrued. It has also been reported that PS4 Fortnite players can not use their account on the Switch version.
Sony's behavior is even more infuriating because progression and paid items can not be transferred from the PlayStation 4 to the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One. If you've never played Fortnite, you really shouldn't start on the PS4.
Conversely, Microsoft has capitalised from Sony's stance: those who have played Fortnite on the Xbox One are experiencing no problems in accessing their Epic Games accounts in Fortnite on the Switch. Why would it want to help players switch to a Microsoft system to play one of the most popular games?
Up until this point, Sony has been rather quiet about the whole situation.
This isn't Sony's first cross-platform-limiting offence, and unfortunately, probably not the last.
We doubt this will appease furious Fortnite fans who are lambasting Sony over its unwillingness to partake in cross-play with other consoles.
Brandwatch has released their report on this year's E3 which measures the popularity of each company's conference and video game titles by studying social media reactions to events as they unfold. Would you buy a PS4 if watching Netflix on it meant you couldn't watch it on another platform? Sony's policy is so ludicrously anti-consumer that even long-standing PlayStation fans might be tempted to move to another platform.
"We're always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience", a Sony representative said to the BBC. We also offer "Fortnite" cross-play support with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices, expanding the opportunity for "Fortnite' fans on PS4 to play with even more gamers on other platforms". Perhaps the Sony rep who crafted the above statement should consider a second career in politics.