Warframe Developers Are Exploring Crossplay Options
Warframe developer Digital Extremes has revealed they are looking into cross-platform play options. This coincides with the coming release of Warframe on the Nintendo Switch platform, a pleasant surprise we learned about last week at this year’s Tennocon. The port is being handled by Panic Button, known for their work on Switch ports of Doom and Wolfenstein II.
While there isn’t a release date attached to the Switch version of the game yet, fans have been asking whether or not they’ll be able to group up with their friends on PC, Xbox One, and PS4, though other versions of Warframe are not currently crossplay compatible. This is primarily because the PC version receives new updates faster than all other platforms, and because of Sony’s notorious no crossplay stance. That said, perhaps the new influx of players using the Switch as their platform of choice may drive enough demand in this case.
If Sony continues to not play well with others, there is still hope between the Xbox and the Switch. Perhaps Xbox One and Switch will be able to play with one another. Warframe developer Digital Extremes has certainly given the green light statement in that regards, though there are of course other obstacles to be cleared as well:
Since announcing Warframe coming to the Switch, we’ve received an incredible amount of positive reception from both our community and Nintendo players…We’re exploring all options for people to play on and with the Nintendo Switch.”
That statement came courtesy of Studio Manager Sheldon Carter in an interview with Tech Radar. Carter also said that the team is looking into account migration for Switch players so they can keep their same characters and progress if they’ve played on other platforms first. So in theory, you would be able to bring the character from your PS4, Xbox One, or PC game into the Switch version.
Warframe is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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