TennoCon 2018: Warframe is coming to Nintendo Switch, some cross-platform a possibility

Do you love surprises? Digital Extremes is banking on your liking this one: Warframe is coming to Switch. In a fake-out move tonight at TennoCon 2018, one dev hopped off stage while playing a handheld game, but it became apparent what was going on only when he started showing the front row his screen. When those players exploded in cheers, the main camera zoomed in to show the rest of us the real-time Warframe gameplay happening. And then the whole crowd joined in the celebration!

While there is no date on a launch, partner Panic Button – which also created DOOM, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, and Rocket League – is already deep into development. You can check out gameplay in the reveal trailer below.

Players on the PC may be interested to know that there is the possibility of logging into their accounts on the Switch. I asked Creative Director Steve Sinclair about the possibility of crossplay or one time transfer between platforms for those who want to play on the Switch. Sinclair told me that it won’t be possible for the PlayStation 4, but it could possibly be worked out for the XBox, and it would be a breeze for the PC. He continued by saying that he was very interested in looking into making it so players cold seamlessly move between play on the PC and the Switch. That could mean easily taking your Warframe on the go, be it travel for work, leisure, or just because.

No matter what system you play on, including Switch, Warframe will remain free. Would you play on the Switch? Let us know!

Check out the rest of our TennoCon 2018 coverage!


Disclosure: In accordance with Massively OP’s ethics policy, we must disclose that Digital Extremes paid for our writer’s travel to and accommodation at this event. The studio has neither requested nor been granted any control or influence over our coverage of the event. MJ’s bus even had internet, y’all!
Massively Overpowered is on the ground in London, Canada, for TennoCon 2018, bringing you expert coverage on Warframe and Digital Extremes’ other games!
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Tobasco da Gama

Seems like we’ll get getting an account transfer but not crossplay, according to this.

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Zen Dadaist

This was a reveal I most certainly did not see coming. The rest of the reveals I’d more or less guessed at in some form (I though Tau was further along than it appears to be, and the co-op ship battle idea that became Railjack was further behind), but never occurred to me they’d try to add the Switch to their console repertoire…

𝙳𝚘𝚐𝚜 𝚍𝚘𝚗'𝚝 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚒𝚝'𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚋𝚊𝚌𝚘𝚗.®
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𝙳𝚘𝚐𝚜 𝚍𝚘𝚗'𝚝 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚒𝚝'𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚋𝚊𝚌𝚘𝚗.®

Once again PS4, greetings from my favorite university, FU.

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K38FishTacos

I have a problem going from keyboard and mouse to controllers for Warframe and The Division. It’s so much harder for me to aim and shoot as I’m used to on the PC. Is it just because I’m old?

Still, it’s good news and I’ll give it a go on the Switch, though I gave up on PS4.

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flamethekid .

its because you are used to superior aiming that aiming with a controller is hard

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

i should get it now and start playing so that once its on switch i can play on both and also have a bit of a head start on my friends who will only play it on the switch because they are nintendo only fanboys.

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rafael12104

Holy Shinola!

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xpsync

I see a Nintendo Switch in my future.

Hikari Kenzaki
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Hikari Kenzaki

I had planned to get my son a Switch for his birthday next month. This announcement had me at the store an hour later buying it. NotThatMomWouldEverBorrowHisSwitchWhileHesAtSchool

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Malcolm Swoboda

I was amazed.

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Danny Smith

Shame my stuff is on PS4 and no doubt locked down but i’ll probably start a new account to play with friends. Just gotta get my boy nidus again and i’m good.

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Weilan

I think I should get a Nintendo Switch, cause I like playing games in bed and this seems like the best choice.

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Malcolm Swoboda

lol its good, but I just bring my laptop, put it on a nearby surface, and maybe attach a controller to it. If I bring a TV into my bedroom, it’ll be even easier.

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Arktouros

More I see outa the Switch and the titles it’s getting the more I’m considering getting one. Right now it’s a tie between Xbox and a Switch.