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Would Warframe add a Cross-Save feature in the future letting you use your account on pc and console without creating new accounts? Now that Destiny 2 has done this, I see it as an awesome feature to use my favourite frames and play with friends everywhere.

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Last we heard, it’s a topic of discussion, its something they’ve investigated implementing, it’s something they might want to do in the future, but no ones actively working on it.

I want it too!

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10 hours ago, (PS4)foliate-trail said:

I want this too cause i am PS4 player and to play on pc when i am away from PS4 DE crossplay with new war please

Pretty sure that won't be happening. 

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Hoping when they do put cross-progression in the game that they allow account merging. I started on Xbox, made a lot of progress and purchases then restarted on PC and did it all over again. Would be a shame if you had to choose one account to destroy to make use of the features.

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Given time, and resources, I'm certain DE could allow accounts to be merged and saves to be cross-platform. Warframe was in a time before that was even a thought in most players minds. It would absolutely be a good thing for all players.

However, let's look at issues with that. Currently, we have a distinct set of differences with each platform. PC has tennogen for sale through steam funds, PS4 and Xbox I do believe sell it through platinum. Cross saves would allow players to buy items on console for plat instead of the steam fund price on PC. I'd for one, take huge advantage of that if possible. I can trade for Plat. I cannot trade for steam funds. Cross saves would mean I could buy it on one platform, and have it on another. That's a problem with tennogen and how they are priced differently based on what platform they are on.

Plus for those with multiple accounts. How would merging work? Would the items on each just transfer over? What about warframe/weapon slot differences? There are tons of issues with a simple merge. Once the whole fiasco of the initial mergers, things would be fine, but everything would have to be done in a way that probably needs attention by a person. It'd be difficult, but worth it for the players. I'd love to have Warframe on PC and the Switch. That way I could continue playing if I ever left and wanted Warframe on the go.

In my eyes, it would be nice. Would it be worth the effort? They'd get a lot of goodwill from it. But how long would that last? A lot of things need to change for a cross-save to work. Namely, update releases. All updates would have to be synchronized with each other. And considering the speed at which DE updates, there would be even worse content drought than now.

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33 minutes ago, CaptainMinty said:

 All updates would have to be synchronized with each other. And considering the speed at which DE updates, there would be even worse content drought than now.

Switch was a update behind during migrations and those that had fortuna resources and weapons on PC had wip items in switch inventory tell the next update made them functional. Though that may have required a lot of scripting. Or DE can just take a save data snapshot per latest update for those that opt-in and when the update comes to console you can choose your saved profile at the time of that update. But everyone is just ignoring the dev stream I posted. Steve received a 20 page doc from the program team on options how to do it.

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43 minutes ago, Firetempest said:

Switch was a update behind during migrations and those that had fortuna resources and weapons on PC had wip items in switch inventory tell the next update made them functional. Though that may have required a lot of scripting. Or DE can just take a save data snapshot per latest update for those that opt-in and when the update comes to console you can choose your saved profile at the time of that update. But everyone is just ignoring the dev stream I posted. Steve received a 20 page doc from the program team on options how to do it.

I didn't ignore it. I've seen that devstream. And again, there is the problem of Tennogen which is purchasable for Plat on console, while not being so on PC. Cross save means that what is bought on Xbox, can be used on PC. Tennogen then is something that does not have consistent prices across all platforms and that will be abused. I for one, would probably do it due to me not really wanting to stuff steam money in for tennogen anymore. I'd rather trade for platinum and get it through a console.

Also, they've done investigations only on how to do it. Which means they've looked at options on how to enable cross saving. They have not even begun to look into the issue of people having multiple accounts for multiple platforms and what to do there. They probably haven't thought of the tennogen issue. Also, while they've dedicated time to figuring out how to do it, that doesn't mean they have actually put any work into it. And again, part of making cross saves useful is unifying what update every platform is on. You can't tell me people won't abuse that issue with Tennogen. Cause I sure as sugar will. I would much rather trade for plat and use it on those wonderful items.

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2 hours ago, CaptainMinty said:

 They probably haven't thought of the tennogen issue. 

I doubt that. That's why they have also called it cross progression. There is no reason they can't bar specific cosmetics. Because you won't have PS4,Xbox,switch specific or Tennogen cosmetics moved to PC nor PC tennogens, steam skins to console. 

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I won’t care if  PS4 Tennogen item can’t be used on pc, it sounds logic, but warframe, resources, unlock map nodes, lore, and more need to be cross save 

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How are you gonna go into the 2020's and not have some cross platform features? I'm never gonna play another service game without that.

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As others said its something they talked about.  And since other games do it already I'm sure it's technically doable.

But atm it probably won't happen.

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With how it is now: Mainline on PC, they fix bugs and then patch a bug-free (hopefully) to Consoles. I don't see it happening, it would be a cool feature though, but the content sync is a real problem.

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A lot of players talk about the start of a cross - save like it will become crossplay. Theres some problems with the tennogenses i get that. but a cross - save will not be merging accounts together like one said some where above. I only wanna be able to use my Xbox account on my pc when i am at my dads place. If a account starts as a Xbox account i Think it would be better to script it to that plat system or ps4, which will lead to only be able to buy plat on Xbox or playstation. or the other way around with steam. Its a hard subject but basically it would work if you connect the account to a specifik system. Then just be able to use that accounts system on pc. No account merging because thats just unnessary. one account that could be used on different platforms no crossplay!

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Here's how I would imagine it working out. The cross save feature only needs to store your progress data (which the game naturally does anyways) and share it between platforms similar to like a "cloud-like" service. The data it shares is limited to only your obtained Warframes, weapons, polarities of those Warframes and weapons, cosmetics, and all your resources. PC is where it gets tricky by having a much earlier release of content. The devs could create some sort of "placeholder" item to fill for the other platforms until the content is released to consoles. This is because we have inventory space for weapons and mods and those slots need to be filled or removed from consoles so the player can't, for example, overfill the available slots they have. A player on PC could have 30/30 weapon slots used with 2 of those weapons being the latest releases. Even though console won't have those 2 weapons, a void like placeholder needs to fill those 2 slots when transferring to consoles so the player doesn't fill it with more weapons, resulting in a error between PC and consoles. Ooooor just exclude PC from cross save entirely, purely for simplicity but hey that wouldn't entirely be fair for a select majority haha. As for the game's premium currency, Platinum, any earned or purchased Platinum will likely need to be locked to the platform the Platinum was earned/purchased on. This helps keep Microsoft, Sony, (whoever sells Platinum for PC), and Nintendo from losing their cut of purchases of Platinum to a competitor. It will also help prevent the shifting of the in-game economy from one platform to another. Purchases made in-game with Platinum however, will transfer from one platform to another. Reminder that I'm merely speculating on my take of how it would likely work out to be.

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you know how in steam there is the ability to opt in and out of betas ? they could do it like that, with two versions:

one like pc that gets the newest updates as soon as they are ready, but without cross save

another with cross save, but gets the updates later when theyve been bug tested on the other branch

this would allow pc players the ability to still get updates early if they wanted, but would also then allow people who play accross multiple platforms to have cross save/progress/ what ever they decide on doing.

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1 hour ago, EMic135 said:

you know how in steam there is the ability to opt in and out of betas ? they could do it like that, with two versions:

one like pc that gets the newest updates as soon as they are ready, but without cross save

another with cross save, but gets the updates later when theyve been bug tested on the other branch

this would allow pc players the ability to still get updates early if they wanted, but would also then allow people who play accross multiple platforms to have cross save/progress/ what ever they decide on doing.

Warframe is still in beta. Opting out pretty much means not playing. 

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What about the issue of having lets say a stacked PS4 account that you want moved to PC, but you have a bit of progress inventory wise on  a pc, 4-5 primes, mods, guns and the like, would it just be replaced or added onto the account? Or would we just have to settle for an alt account...

 

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20 minutes ago, OrionKumabii said:

What about the issue of having lets say a stacked PS4 account that you want moved to PC, but you have a bit of progress inventory wise on  a pc, 4-5 primes, mods, guns and the like, would it just be replaced or added onto the account? Or would we just have to settle for an alt account...

 

Its not an account merger. Those are two separate accounts.

And for future searches if people ever do that:

Current state of cross-save 1/17 They have a guy working on it.

 

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I played a lot a couple years ago on PS4, then switched to PC. Not into re-grinding everything I did, but I would definitely start playing this game again (on PC) if they implemented cross-save like Destiny 2. The problem used to be Sony, but that's not a problem anymore apparently. Good luck to the one programmer that is looking into this. It's 2020, cross-save is a thing, we have faith in you! XD

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On 2019-12-07 at 10:11 AM, xcrimsonlegendx said:

Hoping when they do put cross-progression in the game that they allow account merging. I started on Xbox, made a lot of progress and purchases then restarted on PC and did it all over again. Would be a shame if you had to choose one account to destroy to make use of the features.

Yeah Ive done this too but with ps4.   I maxed out at PS4 started a PC account and played ps4 less and less now my pc account is a bit ahead of my ps4 one.

 

I really doubt they would do mergers though.  They would have to up riven cap to 240... What's worse is they have rules about 2 accounts interactions that could get you banned if cross saves become a thing.  You're not even allowed to have two accounts in the same Clan ( This is so people don't boost event scores I guess) And you can't do any trading between them( This is due to people farming plat discounts with multiple accounts).    If they ever cross saves these issues will get bad and likely lead to alot of auto bans of people who didn't know.

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