Former Sony Developer Explains PlayStation Cross Platform Blocks

PS4 blocks Fortnite Xbox and Switch cross-play because of ‘money’ says ex-Sony Online boss

Former Sony Online boss says Fortnite cross-play issue is down to money

Right now if you click on any PlayStation tweet, whether it's for Call of Duty DLC, FromSoftware's new VR horror game or The Crew 2, the answers are all the same - some version of 'why can't I use my Fortnite account on Switch?'

The PlayStation 4 has built up a sizable library of great games over the past five years, and soon, you'll be able to get some of them on the cheap. It isn't holding back with the first round of PlayStation Hits titles either, as it features a few that many PS4 players would consider to be must-own titles. Worse yet, if you started playing "Fortnite" on the PlayStation 4, you couldn't bring your purchased items with you to those other consoles. Well, the scheme is making a comeback under a new PlayStation Hits moniker.

In some European territories (excluding the UK), Sony is also offering a PlayStation Hits bundle including a 1TB PS4, DualShock 4 controller, Uncharted 4, The Last of Us Remastered and Rachet & Clank. We believe being both developer-forward and fan-forward is in the best interest of the game.

PlayStation Hits launch in the U.S. and Canada on June 28.

But it looks like Sony is doing a little something to alleviate that going forward.

What PS4 classics would you like to see released under the Hits banner? Xbox and Nintendo seem to have no problem with it, and Epic Games has said turning on cross-play would be as easy as pressing a button. It offers several different games for you to blow through just like Xbox's Game Pass service, but the catch is that you have to stream the games, which isn't optimal for everyone. Head down to the comments section and let us know!

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