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Saying that Fortnite Battle Royale is a gaming phenomenon would be an understatement. The developer just wants more people to play their game. You may end up having to if it's important to you to be able to play anywhere, but this isn't a choice players should be having to make, not in this day and age. Their actions obviously speak volumes - "Minecraft" players on Xbox can play with their Nintendo Switch brethren, and so forth.

Sony announced Fortnite players would not be connected to Nintendo Switch players on the PS4, despite cross-play being available on all other platforms.

These new additions could almost triple the amount of "viable" stages while also adding much more depth and variety to the selection for more casual players looking for fairer matches without needing to worry about hazards or heading straight for Final Destination and add more to the stage select meta for more competitive players. PS4 players are also locked out of playing alongside others using different consoles. Or console gamers' aim assist could overcompensate and put the PC players at a disadvantage.

Speaking of PlayStation, while Sony has been successful in keeping its console from being cracked but PS4 Firmware 5.05 has been cracked and has already been implemented for all PS4 models including the PS4 Pro. The game will even support GameCube controllers, a nod to people who play "Smash Bros." in competitive tournaments. But it's understandable, or at least not unusual for Sony.

"Fortnite is absolutely massive and it's only going to get bigger - it's about to come to Android - so Sony has got to start thinking about its closed-garden ecosystem".

On PS4 - "The Epic account you tried to link cannot play on the platform". Likewise, accounts created on the Switch will not work on the PS4.

Let's not forget that Fortnite is free-to-play.

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That means people who purchased in-game cosmetic items and linked their Epic accounts to their PS4 can't access those items on their Switch or Xbox. The slightly disappointing news is that it doesn't appear that Fortnite for Switch will contain any Nintendo-specific content. In fact, you can't even log in with a PS4 account.

This leaves us with two major takeaways. You can blame Sony's increasingly aggravating opposition to cross-platform play. Both Microsoft and Nintendo, Sony's competitors in the market, haven't created the same blockade and allow for cross-play between the consoles. "So, I just get stuck in who this is helping".

There are signs the backlash could be affecting Sony financially. Imagine if the company had tried to pull the same with something other than a game.

Regardless of your affiliation with the gaming industry, there is a good chance that you have heard of the phenomenon known as Fortnite that has seemingly become a worldwide sensation, for lack of a better term.

It's an anti-consumer move for a company that is supposedly "for the players".

In a statement to BBC News, a Sony spokeswoman said the following.

Sony previously blocked cross-platform play between PS4 and Xbox One gamers for "Fortnite".