Sony Interactive Entertainment America CEO Sean Layden has offered hope that Sony might soften its hardline stance against PlayStation 4 cross-platform play.
Speaking to Eurogamer at the recent GameLab conference in Spain, Layden said in answer to a question on the subject: “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.”
As we reported, the cross-platform controversy arose when it emerged that Sony was blocking Fortnite players on Nintendo’s Switch from their Epic Games accounts on that platform, if they had previously played the game on the PlayStation 4. Meanwhile, Nintendo and Microsoft stole a march on Sony by supporting cross-platform play between the Xbox One and the Switch.
Meanwhile, in other Fortnite news, the Playground TDM mode which we flagged yesterday made a brief appearance as part of the game’s v4.5 update, but was swiftly taken down after it experienced matchmaking queue problems. Epic Games tweeted that it is working to solve the problem and get Playground TDM working as intended.