Cross-play being removed to eliminate advantages due to better performance.
After all that fuss, reality sets in...
Epic made the decision because it disadvantaged Switch players but I wonder who had the advantage now in mobile: Switch or touch input.
I would think it disadvantaged both sides, because of the hardware capabilities of the Switch of course, but also the console's internet service. I don't play this but I would expect some lag (and lag diminish the experience both sides). This is like a huge hit for Crossplay with the Switch in my opinion, because if Epic/Fortnite (probably one of the most popular games right now and one of the richest devs) cannot make it work, what's left for the rest?
"Epic made the decision because it disadvantaged Switch players but I wonder who had the advantage now in mobile: Switch or touch input." it's easier for many to try and use this as a "see cross-play bad" when the reality is that the game has a bug that disadvantages weaker hardware which by the sounds of it would also affect PC and mobile players. Perhaps people should be looking at Epic for having a balance breaking bug rather than trying to make this about crossplay.
Xplay should have never been a thing, unless full parity in performance, controls and gameplay is guaranteed between all targeted platforms.
Crossplay ....what a BS thing from the start ...Sony knew about it but still thousand of wannabe "named" gamers (probably people who never touched seriously a gamepad)wanted or cried for the opposite ....i want to see their cries now after their so beloved Nntnedo departs from the "MS -created" mockery called crossplay
We tried to get Shawn layden to comment on how he feels about this news and this was all we got https://youtu.be/bj63nhV3Vu...
@naruga "Sony knew about it but still thousand of wannabe "named" gamers" Sony knew it eh? LMFAO, wow, the absolute delusional fanboys. Funny that theirs still crossplay between Xbox and PS4, something Sony didn't want either. ""MS -created" mockery called crossplay" Quick, let's find a way to blame MS!!
@gamingunited Quick, let's be as ignorant as humanly possible and not use one ounce of thought and just blame MS! "This means Switch players will automatically matchmake with mobile players and other Switch players. However, it doesn't mean Switch players can no longer play with PS4 and Xbox One folks. To do so, they'll just need to party up, similar to the way mobile and PC players will only play with each other if they're in a cross-play party." https://www.gamesradar.com/... Too funny
You can use controllers on mobile.
I can't believe the amount of hurt people still have because Sony allowed crossplay lmao!
“Cross-play being removed to eliminate advantages due to better performance.“ Everyone should’ve seen this coming. Cross-play is overhyped and only a select minority care about it. Sony should’ve never have allowed it.
Hopefully, Rocket League will be next.
I agree. Crossplay is just what people latch on to because of stupidity.
This fiasco just accentuate how weak and disadvantaged the Switch platform is. Heck even on mobile Fortnite does 60fps! Its good that MS had to drag Nintendo through all of this PR BS - both got exposed in broad daylight! Dang! PS4 is just untouchable.
It was a PR ploy. Now reality sets in.
Should we add crossplay to the growing list of MS broken promises?
@gamingunited and @silly, X1X has the best performance of all available consoles. How would MS take any blame for Nintendo's weak console?
Just to clarify, Switch users CAN still play with people on Xbox one and PS4. Swith players are not only up against mobile players but also fellow Switch players and the same goes for mobile players. Plus, the pool is only going to be Switch users vs. mobile users if it’s a solo. If you join someone on PS4, XBox, and PC, and you’re a Switch player, you’ll be included in that pool.
This is true and confirmed by Epic Games. Players on any platform will still be able to group up and play together if they do wish. When randomly searching for a match Switch players will no longer be pooled with PS4 or Xbox One. https://m.imore.com/fortnit...
Yeah. That the switch is a POS and ps4 Xbox and pc players still cross play...
Right? Like people didn't put actual thought into this other than "Oh but it's what the media says the players want, it'll be consumer friendly." Come on Sony. Come one. Budge a little.
Well, well, well, Sony was smart not to waste valuable resources on crossplay after all. Where o where are those so-called gamers clamoring for this?
So what is the excuse for Sony having crossplay last/this gen then if its a waste of resources
dude, you can still play with your friends on PS4 and Xbox One. When you're alone it puts you against mobile and other switch users. And when you're in a party with PS4 and Xbox players you will be put in the console pool. It's not removing crossplay. It's just changing the matchmaking a little bit.
you can still play with your friends on PS4 and Xbox...
Yes, it has been confirmed by Epic Games. Crossplay is not being removed. Pooling however is changing. https://m.imore.com/fortnit...
https://m.imore.com/fortnit... “There was some confusion earlier about whether this meant that Switch owners would be able to play with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners. Epic Games reached out to confirm that this was indeed the case, but the pooling changes would result "an on-average better per-game experience" for both mobile and Switch players.” I like made up reality too /s
PS fanboys are so quick to justify sony's anti consumer actions.
Zeref They've finaly exposed themselves as the laughing stock of the gaming comminity. The most Immature ,.entitled bunch on N4G.