Considering Sony was staunchly against cross-console play for about two weeks, it’s sure dropped its barriers ever since. Fortnite has now announced that it’s bringing its Shared Wallet system to PS5 and PS4, meaning that any V-Bucks you purchase on the PS Store can be used across multiple platforms – including Xbox, PC, Android, and cloud gaming services. All you need to do to take advantage is link your various devices to your Epic Games Account.
The only remaining holdout is the Nintendo Switch, “meaning V-Bucks purchased on other Shared Wallet platforms will not be usable on your Nintendo Switch and vice versa”. A press release adds: “As always, V-Bucks earned on any platform through the Battle Pass, Quest Packs, or Save the World are shared across all other platforms.”
Obviously, this is a complicated situation for platform holders, as they typically scrape 30 per cent off any purchases made through their storefronts, and therefore they want you spending money within their ecosystems. Presumably many businessmen smiled at each other and shook hands in order to make the Shared Wallet a reality on PlayStation platforms, but the end result is a positive for consumers.