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Any chance to link Console accounts to play on PC? (Crossplay+Cross-Platform Account Linking)

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So Solaris. It looks absolutely amazing, and I cannot wait to play it.
However, I can only IMAGINE how that will run, both on land and in-space, on Console.
It would be awesome if I could link and use my account on console to a PC account so I do not lose any progress and shift between platforms so I can experience Solaris the way is was meant to be experienced, but also so I don't have to leave all my friends and progress (MR25, 2 and a half years of playing, 2500+ hours, basically everything) behind by starting anew.

I'm sure there's many issues considering the strain that would have on servers, not to mention the whole Update spacing situation, but I just don't believe Solaris will be playable on Console the way it is intended just by looking at Plains of Eidolon. Low draw and render distance, not to mention framerate issues and whatnot.

It's all just too good to be true without sacrificing one thing or another to play that update when it drops.

I would like to mention that now Warframe is on the Switch, that could be the beginning of Cross-play since certain games on Xbox and Switch are crossplayable. 

Either way, Tennocon was a blast to watch, can't wait to play.

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Yes we all know PC/Other consoles account data transfer due to updates and different builds.

But now with Warframe coming to Switch and knowing platforms have the same update build (we don't know about switch yet) why not allowing us to open our accounts between said consoles? Specially since switch is a different console, on the go, this could benefit a lot of people.

So, apart from Sony's stubborness (which is beyond DE's control but I think they'll give in sooner or later), what do you feel about this possibility? If you agree show it in some form of interaction. We never know what's possible with DE, as evolving/breaking boundaries is the main characteristic of this game.

Let the Fortuna and Rail hype begin Tenno!

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3 minutes ago, (XB1)Solargeo said:

Well it can Be rendered in sections.

Even so, look at the Plains of Eidolon. Solaris is like 5x bigger. Imagine how barren it would look. Hence my worry and desire for the account crossplay.

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Highly unlikely probably because Sony is Sony and never wants to play with others 

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2 minutes ago, (XB1)ALG Minuscule36 said:

Even so, look at the Plains of Eidolon. Solaris is like 5x bigger. Imagine how barren it would look. Hence my worry and desire for the account crossplay.

there are games much bigger map wise and make it work.

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3 minutes ago, (PS4)Pauloluisx said:

But now with Warframe coming to Switch and knowing platforms have the same update build (we don't know about switch yet) why not allowing us to open our accounts between said consoles?

Sony Corporation Japan, will be sending Ninja to assassinate you shortly for crimes against the NWO.

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Yeah, Sony is currently being hostile with accounts with that Fortnite debacle.

However, like I said, Xbox seems to be open minded, and certain games have cross play between Xbox and Switch.

The main issue I can see with this is Server strain and differences between updates since Consoles are usually behind, until we get to the day with simultaneous launches due to advanced planning.

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2 minutes ago, (XB1)ALG Minuscule36 said:

However, like I said, Xbox seems to be open minded, and certain games have cross play between Xbox and Switch.

I 100% expect Xbox and Switch to be cross platform console in future.

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1 minute ago, (XB1)Solargeo said:

there are games much bigger map wise and make it work.

I understand, but we have to take this as a situational experience, Warframe does not function the same as other games. There are different limitations, not to mention engine differences and whatnot. I'm talking about Warframe as a whole, as I would love to see major connectivity between platform communities.

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Just now, (XB1)ALG Minuscule36 said:

I understand, but we have to take this as a situational experience, Warframe does not function the same as other games. There are different limitations, not to mention engine differences and whatnot. I'm talking about Warframe as a whole, as I would love to see major connectivity between platform communities.

True, though I am maybe sure they already have it figured out. We will see.

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1 minute ago, (XB1)Solargeo said:

True, though I am maybe sure they already have it figured out. We will see.

If PoE gets an update that fixes the aforementioned issues on console, I'll gladly believe you, however, I must keep my own suspicions to remain hyped for the release.

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Yes please, I'd love to use my account on another platform.
I've been playing Warframe for over 5 years, so honestly I don't feel like restarting on a new account from scratch.
It's really locking me in place.

I would accept a simple solution as not being able to access the account if it has PC content that isn't available on said console
as long as I'm able/free to go back and forth when both builds are in sync. or just wait until the game is in sync with the last content the PC version added to the account.

I got super hyped for the Switch version, even Panic Button being the Porters!.. and then remembered I'd probably have to start from scratch...
too bad since the Switch has been my go to at the moment (cant wait for Fire Emblem)



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1 minute ago, Ahcruna said:

Yes please, I'd love to use my account on another platform.
I've been playing Warframe for over 5 years, so honestly I don't feel like restarting on a new account from scratch.
It's really locking me in place.

I would accept a simple solution as not being able to access the account if it has PC content that isn't available on said console
as long as I'm able/free to go back and forth when both builds are in sync. or just wait until the game is in sync with the last content the PC version added to the account.

I got super hyped for the Switch version, even Panic Button being the Porters!.. and then remembered I'd probably have to start from scratch...
too bad since the Switch has been my go to at the moment (cant wait for Fire Emblem)



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A majory fix would just be build build syncing. If Console was given time to catch up, and builds were Certed through at the same time they dropped on PC, then they could hammer out the bugs at the same time. A bit more work, for sure, but imagine the increase in player use.

I'd be willing to give up the console buffer of PC bugs if cross play was available because of it.

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Just let consoles catch up to PC in updates then for one month allow console tenno have their data transfer over to PC (and vice versa). I am switching over to PC and would like to bring in my over 105 days worth of time account with me.

Also Fortnite allows everyone to switch between PC and Consoles when ever you want.

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9 minutes ago, (XB1)ALG Minuscule36 said:

If PoE gets an update that fixes the aforementioned issues on console, I'll gladly believe you, however, I must keep my own suspicions to remain hyped for the release.

fair enough

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4 minutes ago, (XB1)FOCHOCLTstrfish said:

Just let consoles catch up to PC in updates then for one month allow console tenno have their data transfer over to PC (and vice versa). I am switching over to PC and would like to bring in my over 105 days worth of time account with me.

Also Fortnite allows everyone to switch between PC and Consoles when ever you want.

I believe the way they update is different however, which allows that to happen. But it is a perfect example of what can happen when crossplay is available as you can switch platforms with no penalties to your account.

 

I meant, PC is currently at 23.0.7, consoles are at flat 23, we're really not THAT far off.

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17 minutes ago, Ahcruna said:

Yes please, I'd love to use my account on another platform.
I've been playing Warframe for over 5 years, so honestly I don't feel like restarting on a new account from scratch.
It's really locking me in place.

I would accept a simple solution as not being able to access the account if it has PC content that isn't available on said console
as long as I'm able/free to go back and forth when both builds are in sync. or just wait until the game is in sync with the last content the PC version added to the account.

I made a comment in another post about a solution where PC players could op-in to a game install (from launcher or installation) that is the console build, originally it was so that PC and console friends could play together, but it would also work well for someone wanting to play on PC then move over to the switch when they leave the house and not require 2 accounts.
You'd just need to be content with missing out on the PC specific stuff, like the latest update.
 

13 minutes ago, (XB1)FOCHOCLTstrfish said:

Just let consoles catch up to PC in updates then for one month allow console tenno have their data transfer over to PC (and vice versa). I am switching over to PC and would like to bring in my over 105 days worth of time account with me.

Also Fortnite allows everyone to switch between PC and Consoles when ever you want.

Same problem as with why they don't try and catch up on the bugs before moving onto another part of the game, a stagnation in content leads to a player count drop that is seen as unacceptable.
So it will never happen, I feel my solution above would be a better option.

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I hope that sometime DE will address the elephant in the room that is account linking between platforms.

I will never ever install Warframe on Switch because starting from level 0 without everything I have grinded for or bought with my own money is useless to me. I did it once, it was super frustrating and I will never do it again.

In a grind game, time spent playing on a different account is useless. You're not gaining skill, you're not gaining power, you're not gaining loot. You're only repeating everything you've already done before on another account.

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41 minutes ago, wargthewarg said:

I hope that sometime DE will address the elephant in the room that is account linking between platforms.

I will never ever install Warframe on Switch because starting from level 0 without everything I have grinded for or bought with my own money is useless to me. I did it once, it was super frustrating and I will never do it again.

In a grind game, time spent playing on a different account is useless. You're not gaining skill, you're not gaining power, you're not gaining loot. You're only repeating everything you've already done before on another account.

Exactly what I want to avoid, thank you.

It's the only reason I haven't made a PC account, I don't have that kind of time.

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1 hour ago, (XB1)GrizzOfDarkness said:

As far as I know, that'll never happen.

Until about a month or 2 ago I would have said the same, but this thing going on ATM with Fortnight and Nintendo & Microsoft teaming up to cross-play leaving Sony as the lone resistance in the face of wide ranging criticism of the company has drastically changed the situation. And WF as a co-op F2P PvE game is a prime candidate for cross-platform.

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