Warframe, the free-to-play game released in 2013, continues to grow stronger. Digital Extremes first launched the game on PC, before bringing it to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and then finally to Nintendo Switch in November 2018. With Tenno playing on four different platforms, you might be wondering if the game supports Crossplay.
Unfortunately, Warframe does not support the Crossplay feature at this time. The developers have talked about Crossplay in the past and mentioned that they wanted to bring the game into the game. While they never explained in detail why this would be difficult to do, the answer apparently lies in how the game handles the game. multiplayer.
Shared servers facilitate cross play in the majority of games. Players on different platforms do not need to be able to communicate with each other, only with the server they are playing on. Warframe uses peer-to-peer connection and player hosting for its multiplayer aspect. Without a server buffer between them, it could be an extra level of difficulty to get Crossplay to work in the game.
The PC will receive updates and new content first, with those same updates typically arriving on consoles within two weeks of the console manufacturer certification process. Crossplay would require Digital Extremes to hold content ready to use on a single platform, to ensure parity of the player experience across all platforms.
Regarding the PlayStation 5, Digital Extremes has confirmed that people switching from PS4 to PS5 will bring their progress with them through cross-save, and PlayStation fans will continue to play together through cross-play between the two consoles. .