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Game enthusiasts and industry personnel visit the 'Fortnite' exhibit during the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Game enthusiasts and industry personnel visit the 'Fortnite' exhibit during the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center

For example, Fortnite is one of the games that gets some attention from Nintendo in today's announcement, but that went up on the eShop back on Tuesday.

And while it brings the Fortnite Battle Royale mode to Nintendo's hybrid console, it appears that developer Epic Games will not be bringing the game's cooperative experience, Save the World, to the Nintendo Switch.

Reggie also says that Fortnite has already hit over 2 million downloads on Nintendo Switch, and that those numbers reinforce players' desire to "play anywhere, anytime, with anyone".

Speaking to IGN at E3 2018, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime discussed Nintendo's love of surprising fans, but admitted the advances of phones - and everyone having their own camera - has made that more hard to preserve.

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In other words, Nintendo and Epic Games are totally down to for cross-play but Sony is having none of it.

If you were excited to take your Fortnite account to the Nintendo Switch after the game was announced (then released) on the console at E3 this week, you should know that it won't work if you made your account on a PlayStation 4.

To commemorate the milestone Epic Games also shared more details about its upcoming 2018-2019 competitive season.

Gamers learned that if they try to access their Fortnite account on a Switch, after previously playing on the PlayStation, they would be locked out. A ideal example of that could be Fortnite, the Switch version of which leaked days before its announcement. They want to be able to enjoy the same games they do at home while out in the world, and Sony's stance on disallowing competition between consoles is making that hard.

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"We have nothing further to add beyond this at this point", a spokeswoman added. Still, it's the full Fortnite experience with proper controls on a device you can play anywhere. Either way, this past week hasn't been smooth sailing for the platform holder. Epic Games recently confirmed that Fortnite has reached over 125 million players across all platforms worldwide.

He noted that developers are seeking a platform to easily include in a development cycle, a large install base of console owners, and active players looking for more. "And that's a decision that each of them are making, and some are supporting cross-play and some are not".

This will be a massive boon for Fortnite players who usually play in squads and aren't big fans of using the usual Nintendo app.

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