Digital Extremes recently announced a Nintendo Switch version of Warframe, which is being handled by Panic Button. If you’re planning to play the free-to-play game on Nintendo’s latest console, you may want to hold off on starting an account for the time being. In addition to not offering cross-platform play, Warframe does not allow accounts to move between platforms. The developer eventually wants to implement cross-platform functionality, but the feature isn’t currently supported.
“Our goal is cross-platform play,” explains Warframe Creative Director Steve Sinclair. “Our goal is updating the PS4 version in sync with the PC version with all the same content, features and events. For those things to happen–for the eco-system to be shared–we cannot diverge.”
Digital Extremes Studio Manager Sheldon Carter adds: “Cross-play requires all platforms to be updated simultaneously, which is not what our development schedule allows for at the moment. Given the extra balancing passes needed to make this functionality fair for all platforms and the delay in releasing content that would be necessary for simultaneous updates, I unfortunately don’t see Warframe cross-play existing in the foreseeable future.”