Hacker Details Switch's "Extremely Strong Anti-Piracy Measures"

Marion JacobsJun 25, 2018

And the new ad, featured below, reminds gamers that Xbox One owners can play with Nintendo Switch users.

Sony has ignored pressure from the public and from game makers regarding opening the PS4 to cross-platform play. With the meteoric rise in popularity of Epic Games' hit battle royale Fortnite, the controversy has again been thrown front and center due to the fact that Fortnite gamers are now not allowed to use any PS4-linked Fornite account on the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One, meaning all account progression and unlockables are unavailable. Its promotional trailer also seems to be a bit of a dig at Sony, which infamously blocked PS4 Fortnite accounts from logging in on Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo (OTCMKTS:NTDOY) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) have seen their game console fortunes taking opposite trajectories.

According to SciresM, Nintendo employs extremely strong anti-piracy measures, and bans consoles from its online services when it detects chicanery. Who knows! They allow players to crossplay with PC on select games but have an unwillingness to partner with Nintendo Switch and Xbox, which is ultimately a fair business move but maybe a non-consumer friendly one as well.

Sixers trade the 39th pick to Lakers
If the Lakers aren't going to contend next year, why would LeBron go? I think where his family is going to be qualifies the teams. The 2018 draft marked the end of the Lakers' penance for the 2012 sign and trade in which they acquired Steve Nash.

There's just one platform missing from that: Sony's massively popular PlayStation 4.

Nintendo has released a video to commemorate a Minecraft for Switch update, which includes the ability to play alongside gamers on Xbox and Windows.

But wait, didn't Minecraft come to the Nintendo Switch previous year? PlayStation 4 has been here for a long time and it has reached the point where Sony has made a decision to introduce a budget-priced version of various hit games. The creators of Rocket League have said they're ready to enable cross-play with PS4 the moment Sony gives them the green light.

That might well ruffle the feathers of some of existing Fortnite players. This makes it a relatively slim margin between Sony and Microsoft, with a similar result happening past year, but with the companies flipped.

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