Speaking during an interview with the Press Association at IFA, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida touched on the topic of Fortnite cross-play, and suffice to say it doesn't sound like the format holder is changing its mind any time soon.
In a nutshell? Yoshida-san basically said that Sony reckons PlayStation 4 is the 'best place to play,' therefore dismissing any need for cross-play.
'On cross-platform, our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play. Fortnite, I believe, partnered with PlayStation 4 is the best experience for users, that’s our belief. But actually, we already opened some games as cross-platform with PC and some others, so we decide based on what is the best user experience. That is our way of thinking for cross-platform,' he said (via The Independent).
Oh, blimey. They really aren't doing themselves any favours, are they?
Needless to say, Sony hasn't been that popular among gamers as of late, having royally pissed off people following its decision to block Fortnite cross-platform play. In addition, it won't play ball with Microsoft or Nintendo on Minecraft and Rocket League, either.
In related news, Bethesda's Todd Howard revealed that the reason why Fallout 76 won't have cross-play is down to Sony.