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There’s a ‘dumb reason’ why PlayStation and Xbox gamers can’t play online together, according to a former Sony insider

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Sony’s decision to restrict PlayStation 4 owners from playing “Fortnite” with gamers on the Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Xbox sparked an uproar in recent weeks.
According to one former Sony executive, the company’s decision wasn’t all that surprising.
John Smedley, the former president of Sony Online Entertainment and the general manager of Amazon Game Studios, suggested that the “simple” reason was for financial gain.

Sony’s decision to restrict PlayStation 4 owners from playing Epic Games’s smash-hit “Fortnite” with players on the Nintendo Switch and Xbox sparked an uproar. Worse yet, if you started playing “Fortnite” on the PlayStation 4, you couldn’t bring your purchased items with you to those other consoles. 

According to a former Sony developer, the company’s stance on this matter isn’t all that surprising.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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