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If being hopeful, cross save will come out with the new generation consoles.

Being realistic, Cross save might never happen, or wont happen anytime soon due to Covid restricting access to DE professional tools at their studio.

Cross save would mean, they either stall PC updates to release them simultaneously with Xbox, Switch and PS, or they increase their labor to release updates on consoles at the same time as PC. IT would also mean more bugs. At this point, Console tenno are getting updates with hotfixes that fix some issues that PC players experienced first.

Conclusion: Cross Save might be in the talks, but as far as a concrete thing? DE does not have it, and probably wont until the Covid restrictions of work from home are lifted.

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I'll be very surprised if it ever happens.  I'd love to have access to my pc and ps4 accounts on my switch though.  I missed the switch migration window by a week or 2.

 

It really seems like it would be very difficult for de to get it working right.

 

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When will cross save happen?  At some point between "a year or two from now" and "never."  The last time I remember the devs mentioning it on a stream they said something to the effect of "We'd like to, we're looking into it.  But we're not working on it right now, and there's more than just technical reasons why it would be hard to do."  As in, their agreements with the consoles (and probably to the point, the console Online Stores) might throw a massive monkey wrench in any attempt to do it.

Basically, expect it when it goes live.  Not before then.

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Wen ? 

Hum... sometime between "not soon" and "never".

Why ?

DE has a severe restriction wen it comes to Console players, DE cannot show bias to either Console and Consoles will want their players to stay where they are, while they also most likely have VERY specific constraints wen it comes to the Online Shops, as its kinda obvious that SONY only gets a % of the money players use on the PS Store and not a % from the overall monthly earning DE makes from every Console platform, so... yea.

What could happen instead ?

At best DE could be able to create a path from PC to any console, as doing this would only be a win for all consoles and whit PC being the only platform they can freely do whatever they want whit it would be possible if all Consoles agreed to permanent account transfers from PC to them.

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Honestly, dont get your hopes up.

It would require all Platforms to be in agreement, which is quite a hard thing to do, and it would also require DE to both PC and the Consoles in the same exact versions, which would most likely require them to delay a lot of stuff, as Hotfixes and Certs all work differently between platforms.

 

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It would be a long reach to see that work out.

It would basically require borderline browbeating of the 3 console companies into complying with it, which would be difficult since Warframe does bring in revenue for the 3 platforms and DE would have to lose the safety net of "PC updates first, consoles get it later with fixes" for the sake of fairness/practicality.

Personally I don't see it anytime soon, but some part of me would love to move my Switch account over to PC, too much progress, I went from MR9 to 20 since I ported over and I don't see myself doing that again on PC.

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I would certainly like to see cross save happen.  I have accounts on PC, PS4, and Switch with the Switch being the version I have spent the most time on.  It would be nice to bring all my stuff on any platform I choose to play on.  I wouldn't be optimistic about it happening but at least DE has expressed interest in doing it.

Also, I would definitely want for console cross play (noting that PC parity with consoles is a bit tough).  I know it's probably not going to happen but for those who say convincing the big three console companies to sign on makes this impossible, please look at games such as Paladins, Fortnite, Dauntless, Rocket League, SMITE, Realm Royale, and Brawlhalla.  It's possible and technology-wise, it has been done, but there is work to be done for sure.   All that being said, however, this does not mean DE will nor want to do it. 

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3 hours ago, Killa_Byte said:

never ! why do people ask this on a daily basis? 

Seeing as cross platform and cross save is becoming a more and more popular thing in gaming, a mostly PVE game that relies on a MASSIVE grind would certainly seem to be a good candidate for it. Also, DE is more or less in line with updates as well.

Expect this question daily until it happens, because it's only going to get asked for more and more.

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1 minute ago, Swagernator22663 said:

You mean same as questions about fixing years old bugs ?

If you wanna bring bugs up, sure. Stuff won't be changed until more people ask about them. Keep asking about whatever you want changed/fixed. That's how feedback forums work. 

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10 hours ago, (PS4)DoctorWho_90250 said:

It won't. 

10 hours ago, Killa_Byte said:

never ! why do people ask this on a daily basis?

Because it is something a lot of people would really like to happen - especially as they are considering buying the next-generation consoles that are coming out later this year.

There are clearly limitations to implementing this: both technical and contractual. But the technical limitations are fairly minor, and contractual limitations can be overcome if DE wanted to (as evidenced by multiple other games already implementing cross-save on the same platforms).

So your dismissive replies really need some justification to them.

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1 minute ago, (NSW)BalticBarbarian said:

So your dismissive replies really need some justification to them.

Probably because asking it every week isn't going to make it come out quicker, DE already talked about it people can just do a quick Google search and read about it instead of making topics all the time. It gets annoying

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22 minutes ago, (XB1)C11H22O11 said:

Probably because asking it every week isn't going to make it come out quicker

Arguably, people "asking it every week" might actually suggest to DE that this feature is in very high demand and needs to be given higher priority. And increasing a feature's priority in DE's eyes is exactly what is going to make the feature come out faster!

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Cross save and cross play and more or less the same thing, I can not play on the PC with a update that has not happened on the consoles yet and role over with my shiny new frame to rub it in peoples faces on the PS4 as the data would not be there. There is also the factor of OMFG can you imagine the amount of times DE would F' something up on cross saves and people would lose plat or other purchases, oh and then there is that the consoles have an entire different method in place for plat sales that Sony/MS/Nintendo are NOT going to let their player base circumvent. Short story this is all about the money folks and DE lacks to cash to flex the muscles that EPIC does 

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42 minutes ago, minininja77 said:

Cross save and cross play and more or less the same thing

no, it absolutely is not. From the technical perspective, cross SAVE is significantly easier to implement: all you need is the player data being stored on a server all the platforms can access. In order to implement cross PLAY, you need the different systems to be communicating in real time, which brings a slew of additional complications, especially if the different systems have vastly different specs (e.g. a modern PCs vs a last-gen console).

It is worth noting that from the technical standpoint most of what's needed for cross saves is already there - as evidenced by the fact that we have the mobile app that allows us to view most of our accounts' contents on our phones. And that does not tend to make players lose their plat every time they open the app. So there is no real reason why using the same system to transfer accounts would.

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16 hours ago, Yakhul said:

If being hopeful, cross save will come out with the new generation consoles.

Being realistic, Cross save might never happen, or wont happen anytime soon due to Covid restricting access to DE professional tools at their studio.

Cross save would mean, they either stall PC updates to release them simultaneously with Xbox, Switch and PS, or they increase their labor to release updates on consoles at the same time as PC. IT would also mean more bugs. At this point, Console tenno are getting updates with hotfixes that fix some issues that PC players experienced first.

Conclusion: Cross Save might be in the talks, but as far as a concrete thing? DE does not have it, and probably wont until the Covid restrictions of work from home are lifted.

Cross save has nothing to do with DE and their tools. All it would take is for all the platforms to agree to it. So far, most of the have refused. Cross save has nothing to do with digital extremes.

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2 hours ago, (NSW)BalticBarbarian said:

Arguably, people "asking it every week" might actually suggest to DE that this feature is in very high demand and needs to be given higher priority. And increasing a feature's priority in DE's eyes is exactly what is going to make the feature come out faster!

No, it’s not. Because DE has nothing to do with it. Cross save and cross play doesn’t exist because of the platforms. It has nothing to do with DE at all.

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5 minutes ago, _R_o_g_u_e_ said:

So far, most of the have refused.

do you have a source for that information or is that just speculation on your part? I've been following the cross-save threads quite closely for the last year, but it is possible that I may have missed it somewhere.

 

6 minutes ago, _R_o_g_u_e_ said:

Because DE has nothing to do with it

For cross saves to happen, DE needs to negotiate the relevant agreements. We know it's possible, since other companies/games have done it. And we know DE needs to push for it. I would hardly classify that as "nothing to do with it".

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