Cross-Save and Warframe Crossplay are finally coming soon
Warframe crossplay and cross-save are two highly requested features for the free-to-play cooperative shooter. At least for a limited number of players.
Crossplay was first teased in 2019 and would allow Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox, PC, and eventually mobile users to work together in-game. This is quite some platforms! Crossplay was not possible in the game they released, so this will likely take a lot of effort. Players have wondered for three years when crossplay will be possible.
The headlines now refer to the above promotional shot: “Community Testing Coming Soon.” This could refer to a beta version of some sort. It’s unclear how many people will be able to access the site. It is also unclear what “soon” means. Warframe developer Digital Extremes doesn’t usually announce a release date for updates until it is very close to being done (like a week before release).
Whether you’re talking Warframe or not, Crossplay seems to be a complicated topic. Sony, the company that created the PlayStation brand, hated crossplay for a long time. It is likely that some executives still dislike the idea. Sony tried to prevent cross-play between its consoles for many years, despite the overwhelming evidence that it was technically possible.
The publisher finally relented. You must share the revenue from Sony if you want to implement crossplay. The feature remains popular despite this. It is being used in newer games. Warframe was the PlayStation 4’s launch title. It is now joining the wave.
Progression is the other elephant in this room. Crossplay is not mentioned in the announcement’s key art. I want the latter to be more prominent than the former. While I would love to be able to play on my PlayStation 5 from the couch instead of sitting at my computer all day, I don’t want the thousands of hours of progress that I have built up over the past decade. You can’t forget the skins and other cosmetics I purchased there.
At this time, we don’t know much about Warframe Cross-save. It’s expected to arrive after crossplay hits.
Digital Extremes will synchronise time-sensitive items in-game, such as Baro Ki’Teer (the exclusive vendor) on July 29, 2022, and Nightmare Missions later. This will allow crossplay, which will open the door to cross-save.