Epic Games is the first game developer to have traversed the boundaries of all the platforms, and merge them together using its very own battle royale game Fortnite. It first came out as an early access game for Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in September 2017. This was followed by its release on mobile platforms beginning with iOS, followed by Nintendo Switch, and finally Android in 2018. Also Read - Epic Games gets $250 million investment from Sony; values the company at $17.86 billionAlso Read - OnePlus announces partnership with Epic Games for an enhanced Fortnite experience
Epic Games came up with a solution for people who had multiple accounts over different platforms to merge them so that all the stats and items could be transferred to one main account. This was categorized by the company as ‘Account Merging’ and here’s what it wrote in the blog announcing the same, “In November, we re going to release an account merging system so you can combine multiple console-linked accounts to transfer Battle Royale cosmetic item purchases, lifetime wins, V-Bucks, and Save the World campaign access.” Also Read - Epic Games confirms Unreal Engine 5 compatibility with Nintendo Switch
But now, the company tweeted out that this is being pushed to early next year, and the blog explains that this is due to some technical issues with the feature. “Due to some ongoing technical concerns, we will be delaying the Account Merge feature until early next year. We want to make sure that this process is thoroughly tested and working properly before releasing it to those of you currently looking to transfer purchases from other accounts to your primary account. We ll be sure to update you as we get closer to the release of the feature, which will include a web page on launch to help guide you through the flow!”
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This would annoy users who have been juggling individual accounts on multiple platforms like PS4, Xbox or on a PC. But it seems there are no other options left.