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The whole cross-console saga has been rumbling for over a year now, and whichever side of the fence you sit on, it’s perhaps fair to say that Sony’s response hasn’t been great to date. Veteran executive Shawn Layden, talking to at Gamelab in Spain, has given perhaps the most reassuring statement from the organisation yet – although it’s clear the company’s public relations team have him on a tight leash.

“We're hearing it,” he said of the backlash. “We're looking at a lot of the possibilities. You can imagine that the circumstances around that affect a lot more than just one game. I'm confident we'll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business.”

While he doesn’t really say anything of meaningful substance, this is a reasonable response from Layden – and the best comment that the company’s given on the matter yet. There's obviously a helluva lot for the platform holder to consider here – including potential impact on its bottom line – and Layden, to his credit, is upfront about that. It’s not a definitive yes, but it’s not a no either – and it’s at least confirmation that the firm is not sticking its head in the sand.

For us, the foremost priority should be sorting out the Fortnite account lock. It’s simply unacceptable (and unprecedented) that playing the game on the PlayStation 4 poisons an entire account, so that needs to be sorted out. As for the whole cross-console thing, we penned an article explaining Sony’s reluctance in this department.