Any Fortnite V-Bucks bought on PlayStation will quickly be accessible throughout each platform the place the sport is obtainable besides Nintendo Change, developer Epic Video games introduced Monday. Beforehand, any V-Bucks you purchased on a PlayStation console had been locked to Sony’s platforms, however beginning with the v20.40 replace that will likely be launched on Tuesday, you’ll additionally be capable of entry these V-Bucks as a part of your “Shared Pockets” if 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 accessible 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 possible as a result of Fortnite’s money cow is PlayStation, in response to 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 response to Sony, it’s clear that the sport continues to be extremely popular on PlayStation platforms, which possible signifies that lots of people are shopping for V-Bucks.
Word that the upcoming change solely applies to bought V-Bucks. As earlier than, any V-Bucks you earn by way of issues like Fortnite’s battle passes or its Save the World mode are accessible throughout each platform the place the sport is obtainable, together with PlayStation and Change. Nevertheless, 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.