‘Money’ Is Why Sony Is Blocking Crossplay, Says Former SOE President

‘Money’ Is Why Sony Is Blocking Crossplay, Says Former SOE President

The reason why this issue is making headlines post-E3 though comes down to the additional measure Sony placed on Epic Games' mega-hit Fortnite whereby not only would cross-play not be supported but any account that would attempt to log into the game on another system would be blocked.

"When I was at Sony, the stated reason internally for this was money", John Smedley, the former Sony Online Entertainment president and general manager of Amazon Game Studios, said in a tweet on Monday.

At any rate, it's a safe bet to make that we will not see Sony capitulate to fans' desires to see crossplay occur between PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch - or Xbox One for that matter - any time soon.

Of course, the fact that these are re-releases of bestsellers means that many PlayStation 4 owners have probably already played them, but if you're new to the console, this could be a good way to jump start your library.

Yes, Mr. Smedley, that is indeed a dumb reason.

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Previously it was assumed that Sony didn't want to do anything to acknowledge or encourage rival consoles, since by allowing cross-play they'd be admitting that the Xbox One and Switch were comprable to the PlayStation 4 and able to run the same games.

Kotaku UK reached out for further, official comment from Sony regarding the situation, but the company hasn't replied just yet.

"This Fortnite account is associated with a platform that does not allow it to operate on Switch".

"If we keep the pressure up this problem goes away", he said.

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