Warframe is a free-to-play third-person shooter that first saw the light of day in March 2013 on PC. Later that year it was released for PS4 as well. Xbox One players could play Warframe from September of 2014, while Nintendo Switch players got access to the game from November 2018.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, online gaming experienced unbelievable growth. People started spending much more time at home, and playing games online is one of the things that has kept millions of people entertained for a long time.
With more than 50,000 players playing Warframe game every month, it’s expected that players from different platforms would want to play with their friends.
A lot of new games, especially those in the immensely popular battle royale genre, have enabled cross-platform gaming. Some of the biggest titles today, such as Fortnite, Call of Duty: Warzone and others, join gamers from all over the world, no matter what platform they’re playing on. These games have become much more popular than any other platform-exclusive online multiplayer game.
Unfortunately, even though Warframe is available on every gaming platform, crossplay isn’t available! This means that if you want to play with your friends, you'll all need to play on the same platform – either on a PC, PS4, Xbox or Nintendo Switch. It’s not currently known whether Warframe will be available for crossplay soon or not.
Warframe Plans For The Future
With the announcements that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are due for release shortly after the initial publication date of this article, the developers behind Warframe, Digital Extremes have stated that cross-save "is on the radar", but sadly, provided no exact date, or any other information. Indeed, given those comments were made in 2019, we don't think that crossplay is likely to come to Warframe at all.
Even crossplay isn’t enabled soon (or at all), players should at least have the option to use their account on different platforms, especially with the next-generation of consoles being released.
What Does The Community Think?
Many Warframe players have friends using other platforms they can’t play with right now, and with the pandemic still keeping many of us at home, crossplay would be an amazing thing for Warframe.
Also, with with the next generation of gaming consoles coming out, there’s a big question as to whether players on PS4 and Xbox One will be able to continue playing with their accounts on the new consoles. Many are concerned that years of playing could potentially be for nothing should they decide to upgrade.