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#1 Staff DE_Steve

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:29 AM

Warframers - here is a quick update on PS4 progress as we're screaming toward deadlines and certification!

Account Migration/Duality:

I’m afraid it's mixed news here. Account duality is dead (update timing has killed this, explanation below). Meaning your PC account cannot be shared back and forth between the PC and PS4.

HOWEVER, we have worked out an alternate solution: a one-time account migration option that will copy over your current progress to PS4. This PS4 cloned account will have everything you currently have except for Platinum (contractual) and Clan Dojo/Membership (technical). You will find this one-time migration option in the Account Management area of the website when PS4 launches in your territory.

Your PC account is unaffected by this migration and both will then progress independently... arguably this solution is a better way for players that want to try out PS4 but want to keep their foot in the door on Warframe PC with uninterrupted updates of the latest and greatest.

Cross-platform Play:
Currently cross platform play is a go but likely not for Day 1, expect this sometime during launch window. The two platforms will cross-play only when build versions are in sync (see below).

Reasoning:
Why is duality dead? Why cross-platform play isn't always enabled? It comes down to update frequency.

We don't have guarantees yet on when PS4 updates will come out which means they may drift out of sync by several days from PC. If you get a cool new weapon on PC and PS4 does not have it yet, stuff breaks. We could hold PC back, but we didn't think that was fair. Even then, coordinating with multiple console region QA departments adds too many unknowns to bank on this.

I hope this makes sense! I appreciate your understanding, I'm looking forward to seeing some of you Warframers on PS4 next month!
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#2 Soulswipe

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:30 AM

Good to hear some news about it! :D
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#3 -..-

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:30 AM

Shame that duality isn't possible, but crossplay should be fun!


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#4 Grim_Shadow

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:31 AM

thanks for the news!


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#5 Tarudizer

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:32 AM

Aww.


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#6 EganMC

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:32 AM

Atleast you informed us.


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#7 xxx7

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:34 AM

Thanks for not ditching PC in favor of PS4! Glad to hear we still get our updates as usual =)


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#8 pjssas

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:34 AM

Thank you,finally.


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#9 Met4lh34d

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:37 AM

well im glad you guys are not holding PC back 


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#10 Xuimma

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:37 AM

well as long as cross play is available.


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#11 tantananan

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:38 AM

I wish I can have a PS4.


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#12 Aggh

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:38 AM

Depending on how much of a delay it would mean, I'd almost rather just see the PC version held back a bit.  Having that major player boost from the ps4 be constant would be nice.


Edited by Aggh, 28 October 2013 - 09:39 AM.

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#13 CeePee

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:44 AM

Thanks for the heads up, glad to see crossplay is still in the pipeline :)


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#14 sushidubya

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:49 AM

This is a great news! I'm happy I can migrate my account over to PS4, without having my PC account affected! =)
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#15 Jun-Mai

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:49 AM

sounds like a good alternative


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#16 Accelerando

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:49 AM

m-muh dojo!

M-MUH PLAT!


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#17 RossRam

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:49 AM

Just do not bring platform-exclusive items, and then it will be OK.


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#18 Brontolith

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:51 AM

To bad about no duality but I'm glad you're not going to hold us PC guys back just for the consoles.
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#19 PKed

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:55 AM

mean pc and ps4 can be at same platform mean like i can play on pc and also ps4? with same friend using pc?


Edited by PKed, 28 October 2013 - 09:57 AM.

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#20 Xan-Diesel

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:57 AM

YESSSSSSSSSS!  Thanks for the update!


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