Former Sony Developer Explains PlayStation Cross Platform Blocks


Sony may have caught flak on more than one occasion recently for blocking cross-platform play in games like Fortnite, and Rocket League, but not everyone believes the platform holder should open the floodgates.

At retail, the games will feature a red case with a bright red banner towards the top designating the game as a PlayStation Hits title. Players who have previously linked their Epic Games account with the PlayStation 4 version have found they are unable to log in with the same account on the Switch.

Each PlayStation Hits title will only cost $20, or 1/3 the price of a new retail release.

A few days ago an image popped up on Reddit that seemed to show an option to download a game that was streaming from PlayStation Now.

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.

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The program will kick off on June 28 here in the United States and around the same time in Canada - although a post on Sony's PlayStation Blog mentions that there might be some variation between the United States and Canadian PlayStation Hits titles.

Former head of Sony Online Entertainment, John Smedley, has suggested a reason for the Fortnite cross-play block: it could simply come down to "money".

From July 18 in Europe some of the best PS4 games ever will be available for £15.99, in stores and via the PlayStation Store. However, that shouldn't be too big of a problem, since all you have to do is go to your PlayStation store and check out what's in your PlayStation Hits section. Whereas if you buy Fortnite initially for Xbox or PC, it will allow you to use your Epic account on Switch as well.

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