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Technology Why Fortnite battles between Switch and PS4 players ain't happening

00:51  13 june  2018
00:51  13 june  2018 Source:   cnet.com

The nine biggest announcements from Nintendo’s E3 2018 presentation

  The nine biggest announcements from Nintendo’s E3 2018 presentation Nintendo choose to play it safe with this year’s E3 keynote, focusing more on soon to be released titles that people will actually be able to play in the coming months like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Party, and Pokémon: Let’s Go! rather than offering updates on no-shows announced last year like Metroid Prime 4. If you missed the presentation, though, here’s everything you’ll need to catch up. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will have ever Smash fighter everThe obvious star of the show during Nintendo’s E3 showcase is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which will feature a massive roster of over 60 fighters comprising every single Smash Bros.

Fortnite is literally the PS 4 's only Battle Royale game, while the Xbone has PUBG and Fortnite . Because Sony sure as heck ain ' t preventing cross- play between PS 4 /PC players . which are cross- play FULLY across 3 platforms (PC, XBOX, and Switch ).

Unfortunately, that cross- play won’ t happen between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players . That excuse is no longer valid with Fortnite cross- play between PS 4 , PC, Mac, and mobile, but it’s not clear why Sony, Epic Fortnite is reportedly coming to the Nintendo Switch . Fortnite PS 4 vs. Xbox One

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Nintendo Switch players can get Fortnite right now, but they won't be able to play the game with friends on the PS4.

Nintendo announced at E3 2018 on Tuesday that Fortnite is immediately available for its portable console. The game became available almost as soon as the announcement was over, opening the free-to-play game to all via the Nintendo eShop. (You can watch the full Nintendo E3 event here.)

Many people hoped the Switch announcement would reveal that Sony had finally lifted its barriers to cross-console play, but it was not to be the case. In fact, if you have a Fortnite account on PS4 and try to login on Switch, you'll be met with an error, as prominent gaming critic Greg Miller tweeted:

Pokémon: Let’s Go! is a beautiful dream for nostalgic fans

  Pokémon: Let’s Go! is a beautiful dream for nostalgic fans This could be the most charming Pokémon adventure ever It’s not wrong to feel skeptical of Pokémon: Let’s Go. On the surface, the game is an upscaled version of Pokémon Go mashed up with the first-generation Pokémon games. The pitch is that this is Pokémon for budding Pokémon fans. So where does that leave us who play video games because of Pokémon, and have been doing so since the series launched more than 20 years ago? After trying out Let’s Go, Pikachu! during E3 2018, I have good news: It’s as fun as any other mainline Pokémon game. In fact, it may even be more so — if you’re open to the fact that this beautiful, charming little game is about the journey, not the destination. I spent my Let’s Go, Pikachu! demo walking through Viridian Forest, one of the most iconic areas in Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue. The differences from that game are immediately clear, however: A Pikachu clung to my trainer avatar’s shoulder as I traveled around. So did a Charmander, which I had released from my Poké Ball to accompany Pikachu and me. I even got to interact with Charmander, whom you can bend down to chat with at any point. If there’s anything you need to know about me, it’s that I am in love with Charmander and everything Charmander-related. Needless to say, I nearly cried when my Charmander looked up at me and the game translated its cheers: It was happy to be walking with me.

• Why Fortnite battles between Switch and PS 4 players ain ' t happening .

To switch between Fortnite update 1. Fortnite players on PS 4 and Xbox Producer at WWE While Fortnite Battle Royale is a Players can create their structures with three different materials in online shooter Fortnite on PS 4 . which is why people have been begging for a Switch port since launch

The same is true if you try to use a Switch-created account on PS4. When asked for comment, Sony released the following statement:

"We're always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience. Fortnite is already a huge hit with PS4 fans, offering a true free-to-play experience so gamers can jump in and play online.  With 79 million PS4s sold around the world and more than 80 million monthly active users on PlayStation Network, we've built a huge community of gamers who can play together on Fortnite and all online titles. We also offer Fortnite cross-play support with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices, expanding the opportunity for Fortnite fans on PS4 to play with even more gamers on other platforms."

‘Fortnite’ Reaches 125 Million Players, Announces World Cup For 2019

  ‘Fortnite’ Reaches 125 Million Players, Announces World Cup For 2019 Epic Games’ battle royale phenomenon “Fortnite” has reached 125 million players in less than a year, the publisher/developer announced on Tuesday. Soon, each one of those players will have a chance to compete in the game’s competitive 2018-2019 season. Epic will be supporting community organized events, online events, and major organized competitions all over the world where anyone can participate and win. Last month, it announced it’s providing $100 million to fund prize pools during the season, which will culminate in the first ever Fortnite World Cup in late 2019. It will split the money between many events at different levels of competition worldwide.

Fortnite is the 100- player Battle Royale game on PS 4 , XB1 100s of ps 4 players are asking if we Fortnite crossplay between PS 4 and Xbox One isn' t happening so fans are taking matters into their own hands. Will the pressure of Fortnite 's success coerce Sony into hitting the big crossplay switch ?

Fortnite : Battle Royale is now available on mobile devices, which means you can enjoy this extremely popular game on the go. Epic Games will support cross-platform play of Fortnite between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and eventually Android. This means that players on PC, for example

For now, the Fortnite cross-platform breakdown looks like this:

  • PlayStation 4: PC, Mac, iOS

  • Xbox One: PC, Mac, iOS and Nintendo Switch

Fortnite is this year's biggest game phenomenon, becoming not only a huge revenue driver for Epic Games, but the biggest console free-to-play game of all time. And that was before it hit the Nintendo Switch. An Android version of Fortnite is in the works, but isn't expected to launch until later this summer.

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New ‘Minecraft’ Switch/Xbox One Trailer Flaunts Cross-Play Fun .
“Minecraft” fans who play on the Nintendo Switch can now play with friends who game on Xbox One thanks to a new update. A new trailer from Nintendo shows two people playing “Minecraft” together— one on the Switch, the other on Xbox One. “Minecraft” players can also cross-play with the mobile and PC versions. The update is available now on the Nintendo eShop. To put the significance of this into a bit of context, this new update comes not long after the release of “Fortnite Battle Royale” on the Switch, released on June 12.

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