On Saturday, Digital Extremes announced during TennoCon 2021 that its popular online shooter Warframe will have full support for cross-play and cross-save, allowing space ninjas to bring their characters to PC, Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox. Series X / S and Xbox One smoothly.
The big news, revealed on the live stream, was that Warframe will finally get true, cross-save, and cross-play support – something fans have been asking for for years. In a press release, Digital Extremes explained the decision to add these features to the eight-year-old shooter.
“The community is incredibly important to us,” said Sheldon Carter, COO of Digital Extremes. “Opening up cross-play and cross-save is just one of many more efforts we will undertake to bring more players together, including extending Warframe’s fast-paced and fluid combat experience to other global gaming platforms.”
During the TennoLive video stream, Digital Extremes also hinted that a mobile version of Warframe is currently in development. No further details about this port were shared at the event. Likewise, no specific date was given on when to expect crossover play.
The developers showcased some live gameplay on the stream that shows how folks from Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and mobile will be able to easily group and play together across all previously released Warframe content.
Digital Extremes explained that this was the most requested feature by the community for a long, long time and the team was excited to finally show it off.
Warframe’s next big free update, The New War, was shown on Saturday during the event. Digital Extremes showcased the gameplay of the new update. No specific date was given for when this next update will be released, which pits players against a big and bad foe known as the Sentients. The current release window is later this year. When it finally launches, it will hit all platforms at the same time, and future updates will match this release pattern.