At the Gamelab conference in Spain this week, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment and Chairman of Worldwide Studios Shawn Layden briefly commented on the issue with cross play and cross progression in Fortnite.
During their session at the Gamelab event, a reporter brought up the question about why Sony is restricting cross play and cross progression on their platform with Fortnite, as many fans have been asking Sony to unlock it — similar to how Nintendo and Microsoft have.
Sony CEO responded:
“We’re hearing it. We’re looking at a lot of the possibilities. You can imagine that the circumstances around that effect a lot more than just one game. I’m confident we’ll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business.”
Sony PlayStation has come under fire by the community and press over restricting cross play and cross progression on Fortnite between Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Xbox One and Nintendo Switch players are able to cross play and share their progression between the platforms; Sony has restricted the feature to just iOS and PC.