Sony’s shares are rightfully taking a beating amidst the outrage over the lack of cross platform play and progression on PS4.
Many believed that the cross platform play and progression controversy was a purely niche phenomenon, that would blow over in a few weeks, and have no real world repercussions for anyone involved. Well… it seems that many were wrong, because Sony’s shares seem to have slid amidst the whole outrage.
CNBC reports that Sony’s share price took a beating (it is currently down by over 2% as of this writing), owing to the Fortnite controversy, which threatens to overshadow other announcements Sony has made at E3. The real world repercussions of this may even cause Sony to actually respond to the issue- as a reminder, that was the kind of thing that made EA go back on loot boxes with Battlefront 2. Fortnite is the most popular game in the world, and this outrage is unlikely to go away any time soon, because, well, it’s Fortnite.
As of right now, you can still play Fortnite on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and PC- but if you’re smart, you will play it anywhere but PC.