Any Fortnite V-Bucks bought on PlayStation will quickly be obtainable throughout each platform the place the sport is out there besides Nintendo Change, developer Epic Games announced Monday. Beforehand, any V-Bucks you acquire on a PlayStation console have been locked to Sony’s platforms, however beginning with the v20.40 replace that will likely be launched on Tuesday, you’ll additionally have the ability to entry these V-Bucks as a part of your “Shared Wallet” whenever you play Fortnite on Xbox, PC, Android, and cloud gaming companies.
Sony has been reticent to play properly with Epic’s cross-platform ambitions for Fortnite prior to now. Cross-play wasn’t obtainable till Sony enabled it in September 2018 regardless of cross-play being an choice for gamers on Xbox and Change forward of that point. That hesitancy to activate cross-play was probably as a result of Fortnite’s money cow is PlayStation, in accordance with court docket paperwork launched as a part of Epic’s lawsuit in opposition to Apple. Between March 2018 and July 2020, PS4 generated 46.8 p.c of Fortnite’s complete revenues. (The second-highest platform, Xbox One, generated 27.5 p.c.)
We don’t know precisely how that income pie breaks out proper now. However provided that Fortnite was the most-downloaded free to play recreation on the PS5 and PS4 mixed within the US and EU in April, March, and February, in accordance with Sony, it’s clear that the sport continues to be very talked-about on PlayStation platforms, which probably signifies that lots of people are shopping for V-Bucks.
Observe that the upcoming change solely applies to bought V-Bucks. As earlier than, any V-Bucks you earn via issues like Fortnite’s battle passes or its Save the World mode are accessible throughout each platform the place the sport is out there, together with PlayStation and Change. Nonetheless, V-Bucks you purchase on Microsoft or Sony’s shops received’t seem in your shared pockets till you log into Fortnite on the corresponding console platform.