PlayStation Hits re-releases top PS4 games on the cheap

Ruben Fields
June 20, 2018

It's something that's so obvious that it could nearly go without saying, but former Sony and Daybreak developer John Smedley has said that the reason for Sony blocking the ability to link your third party accounts or play cross-platform on PlayStation 4 is all about money.

John Smedley, the former president of Sony Online Entertainment and the general manager of Amazon Game Studios, suggested that the "simple" reason was for financial gain.

When Fortnite released on Switch last week, it reignited the discussion around Sony and its role in crossplay on consoles. This strips them of previous purchases made on PlayStation and requires them to start over again.

It remains to be seen whether Sony will reverse its current decision on the crossplay controversy but, at this point, clutching onto that particular stance in the modern age seems more PR hassle than it's worth.

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While some U.S. fans seemed happy with the idea of supporting England , others clearly weren't convinced by Corden's game plan. What we've got to make sure is that we enjoy it but we don't have comfort for the next four or five days.

Sony has utilized this strategy in the past, using the "Greatest Hits" branding and discounting popular games that were featured on the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3. "Dumb reason, but there it is." he wrote. PlayStation owners playing the game are also walled off from Xbox and Switch players.

Kotaku UK reached out for further, official comment from Sony regarding the situation, but the company hasn't replied just yet.

After being flooded with complaints, Sony responded by saying it's "always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience".

As people continue to ask why you can't play Fortnite on Nintendo Switch if you have a PS4 account, the pressure on Sony to do something about it is not going away.

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