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Hope For Warframe Cross-play Is Looking Bleak

Hope For Warframe Cross-play Is Looking Bleak

Remember all the fuss about cross-play last year? First Sony was seen to be the bad guys for not joining with Nintendo and Microsoft; then, Sony opened up and after a lot of fan backlash starting a cross-play beta with Fortnite. Since then everything seems to have gone quiet with the whole subject, to me at least, was blown out of proportion and was not necessary at all. But, now Rocket League has joined in the fun and all four major platforms can play together. However, it doesn’t look like Waframe will be joining anytime soon.

Cross Play Fears for Warframe

In a recent stream with the developers of Warframe, some important information was disclosed. Creative director Steve Sinclair answered a fan question during the stream about proposed cross-play support. While Steve stated he would like this to happen in the future, it’s not going to be a quick turnaround and has some major issues going forward.

Hope For Warframe Cross-play Is Looking Bleak

Most of the issues are due to Warframe being around a lot longer than the previously mentioned cross-play titles. Steve states that this creates technical hurdles with all the platforms playing together. All the platforms are at a different level through their respective lifespan and a lot of work is needed to unify where they are update-wise. Updates are often delayed on the Nintendo Switch due to quite strict regulations and updates are often released on PC a long time before there console counterparts. Therefore, a lot of work will be required to get all platforms up to speed.

Not likely in 2019

Cross-play does not feature on Digital Extremes’ Warframe roadmap for 2019; so, if I was a fan of Warframe and was holding out for cross-play happening soon, I would quell those hopes. That does not mean it wont happen in the future and the developers do seem to be hopeful.

Warframe is now available on PlayStation 4.

How do you feel about the prospect of cross-play in Warframe? Does it even bother you at all? Sound off in the comments below.

  • KHAOTIC

    The only people that I came across that didn’t care about cross play or thought it was “no big deal” or was being “blown way out of proportion” were the die hard fanboys on the forums worshipping their black box box and gaming corporation. And the die hard fanboys on the other side antagonizing the Sony crowd calling it “anti-consumer” and “yeah for the gamers”, it was all stupid but in the end cross play should’ve been their last gen but MS was being punks and this gen Sony was being punks and it is nonsense. Cross play is easy to implement if fortnite is anything to gauge by and it should just be included in most games period.

    • Natsu Dragneel

      I only care for cross platform progress in titles. I give no …. about crossplay in general honestly. I think the crying was annoying, overblown and unnecessary. But I said plenty of times, it’s welcomed if it comes. But it’s really not that big of a deal. My people are all on PS4, I mainly play on PC but I go on PS4 if I want to play with my friends. It’s life. Yeah alot of PS4 games got crossplay with PC and those ones I do use conveniently like SFV and so on. But I know what I bought PS4 for. To play what I own on PS4, with friends on ps4 if it’s online lol. I didn’t try create some expectation. It’s nice that it’s happening. But I really don’t care and I’ve only used one time so far and that was to try it out on Fortnite. Thats it lol

      • KHAOTIC

        That’s actually the copy and paste responses I see from fanboys trying to not look like fanboys on N4G. As a matter of fact I recognize your username…huh. anyways it only benefits players with very few negatives so I’m for gaming moving forward and that to me would be a step in the right direction. But I’ll live if it never happens.

        • Natsu Dragneel

          This username? It’s the character in the Picture. Also ironically, I’m on N4G obviously with the name Teflon02
          Not saying it’s not a benefit overall. I’m just saying that it’s something blown way out of the water as it was something Sony was all for last gen and MS was the reason it wouldn’t happen. Causing FFXIV to be a PS console exclusive in the process etc.
          I care for cross progression though. That’s alot more important to me than anything. PS games have cross save whether Sony owned or not. I’d think devs would just adjust it on the servers to do so. Especially on games like this.
          I don’t see anyone on N4G talking cross progression either. I wish that was what people blew out of water lol. If it happens, it’s definitely a positive. But not enough for me to really care on that level. Warframe isn’t even in sync PC and console wise so it’s not even something I’d expect ever