In IFA 2018, Sony CEO Kenchiro Yoshida explained why PS4 will not get Fortnite platform games with Nintendo Switch and Xbox One anytime soon. Platform games mean those who play Fortnite on PS4, Xbox One, PC, iOS and even Android can play against each other, regardless of platform. He believes that the PS4 has the best user experience and should not be compromised by other consoles. His statement comes after a period of hostility from parts of the gaming community due to the absence of the Fortnite platform game between PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions of the game.
"On cross-platform, our way of thinking always that PlayStation is the best place to play. Fortnite, I think, the collaboration with PlayStation 4 is the best experience for users, it's our belief, he said, according to Independent.
In addition, he added that the PC, iOS and Android Fortnite platform games exist with the PS4 version of the game, as it results in a better user experience.
"But in fact, we already opened some games as a cross platform with PC and some others , so we decide based on what is the best user experience. It's our way of thinking across the platform, "he says.
In June, PlayStation boss Shawn Layden suggested that Sony look forward to incorporating the platform play.
At the Gamelab conference in Spa, he was asked if Fortnite PS4 crossplay would be a reality.
"We hear that. We are looking at many possibilities, imagining that the circumstances surrounding it affect much more than just one game. I am convinced that we will get a solution that will be understood and accepted by our gaming group at the same time as we support our business, Layden says to Eurogamer.
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