The online gaming community is closer than ever, with most of the major platforms taking steps to allow for cross-play between gamers regardless of their hardware preferences. However, not everyone is feeling the love. Sony has refused to allow for cross-play with other consoles, and they even blocked Fortnite accounts from transferring save data if they've been used on a PlayStation 4.
It's an unfortunate situation, but recent comments from a Sony executive give us at least some cause for optimism. Shawn Layden, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America and chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios, offered the following statement when asked about the possibility of reversing these controversial policies.
"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." — Shawn Layden
"We're hearing it" doesn't really mean much without action, but the fans are definitely speaking loud and clear. It's unclear what sort of solution Sony is looking for (or why it's seemingly more difficult for them than Microsoft or Nintendo), but hopefully they'll come to their senses if they truly wish to see their fans satisfied.