Warframe finally launches cross-platform play support across Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
According to Digital Extremes, the cross-platform play feature may be toggled on and off in the options menu within Warframe. The only feature omitted from cross-platform play support is VoIP chat, but the feature will be supported in the future. Cross-platform saves are still in development, however. Fans can expect information about cross-platform saves at a later date.
“Warframe will always be a game best played and enjoyed with friends and that’s why launching Cross-Platform Play is such an incredible moment for us,” said Sheldon Carter, chief operating officer at Digital Extremes, in a press release. “Together with our partners, we have broken down the walls that have prevented our players from experiencing the thrill of Warframe as one united community. Now, you can complete bounties and adventure across our open worlds or jump into new co-op Survival missions in our Lua’s Prey update with friends unrestricted by platform. Get ready for even more opportunities to make friends across the Origin System.”
Here’s an overview of the new feature:
Warframe’s Cross-Platform Play feature can be turned on and off in the game Options Menu. When the feature is enabled, a players’ platform icon will be displayed next to their name. They can Chat, join Squads, and can expect expedited Public Matchmaking as other players across all platforms in the Origin System join in for the Missions ahead. Players across all platforms can also meet in Relays and Dojos, however, VoIP chat features will be added in the future and are currently unavailable.
To help identify players who have the same name across different platforms, each player has been assigned a numeric suffix. This suffix is only necessary when players are looking to invite someone into their squad or want to chat with other players who may have the same name. Players can find their suffix in their Profile from the game menu. Console players have an ability to include spaces in their Warframe alias. For PC players to Whisper (private message) to their friends on console with a space in their name, they must use apostrophes to capture their full name. An example of this interaction can be found in the Cross-Platform Play FAQ on the Warframe website.