Epic Games PR manager Nick Chester confirmed the lack of cross-compatibility with PlayStation 4 on Twitter shortly after the Switch version of Fortnite was announced, and the onslaught of negative reactions to the news poured in after.
Given that Fortnite is pretty much a free to play a game that works exactly the same way no matter the platform, it's only Sony's PS4 owners that are left out of cross-play games.
Yesterday's leak of soccer/football skins in Fortnite: Battle Royale were sure to excite fans of the world's game, but another new leak will take that excitement to a new level. The World Cup itself will focus on Solos and Duos, but there will apparently be plenty of opportunities to squad-up competitively too.
The World Cup will culminate in the first Fortnite World Cup in late 2019.
James Thompson, the chief executive of United Kingdom games developer Automation and now building 1,000-player battle royale game Mavericks Proving Grounds, said his team was building the game with wellbeing in mind.
Epic Games hosted a 50-team, 100-person invitational event during the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) on Tuesday in Los Angeles for its popular game Fortnite.
Neither Sony nor Epic Games responded to a request for comment. They also recently announced they will pump $100 million in prize money to Fortnite esports tournaments over the next year. Carol warns that addiction to the free-to-play battle royale shooter could become an "epidemic" if it's not addressed. Plus it's free and available on nearly all gaming platforms. For continual updates on the game's server status you can check back here. The PS4 is still immensely popular, and Sony certainly wants to keep its user base inside its PlayStation ecosystem.