The issue of cross-platform play on consoles has been a hot one as of late, perhaps now more than ever when it was discovered that Fortnite blocked Epic Accounts that were used on PlayStation from being able to be used on the Nintendo Switch. But now Sean Layden, chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios and president and CEO of SIE America has offered fans a glimmer of hope.
Answering a question from Eurogamer's Robert Purchase on the issue at the Gamelab conference in Spain yesterday, Layden offered the statement: 'We're hearing it. We're looking at a lot of the possibilities. You can imagine that the circumstances around that affect 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.'
While it might not be the answer many fans want to hear, it marks the first real statement on the issue since the matter came to light.
Meanwhile in other Fortnite news, Epic has had to temporarily disable the Playground TDM mode introduced to the game in yesterday's update due to running into some issues after launch. There's no word on when it'll be back yet, but the developers confirmed they are actively working on a fix.