Deal Alert: Sony Discounting 'PlayStation Hits' to $20

Angelica Greene
June 20, 2018

It's certainly not a good look for Sony and the PS4, considering players on Xbox and Switch experience no such issue when logging onto the same account on either platform.

Smedley recently took to Twitter to and talked a bit about the fact that if you used an Epic account to log-in to Fortnite on the PS4, you can't use the same Epic account on other systems.

It's been obvious for a long time that Sony doesn't like people playing together on other formats.

Today, an ex-Sony developer explained that the decision to block PlayStation 4 cross-platform play is all about the money. Rather than committing to finding a way to reach an agreement with Microsoft and Nintendo, Sony bragged about how many PS4s it has sold and reminded everyone that they could still cross-play with Fortnite players on mobile and PC. In response to Kinda Funny's Greg Miller, Smedley shared these insights.

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As stated by the ex-CEO, "When I was at Sony, the stated reason internally for this was money", Smedley said. "Dumb reason, but there it is".

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.

Smedley isn't the only one speaking up about Sony's exclusive business model. As Sony mentioned in its statement addressing the lack of Switch crossplay, the company has "more than 80 million monthly active users on PlayStation Network", meaning that the company only seems interested in retaining and expanding that number. We also don't know what resolution and framerate the Xbox One, Xbox One S, or original PS4 will run the game at.

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