Popular free-to-play multiplayer shooter Warframe has been announced for Nintendo Switch. This news was revealed at TennoCon, a fan event dedicated to the game.
This reveal follows other popular free-to-play games, such as Fortnite, Fallout Shelter and Paladins, finding a home on the platform. As the fourth most popular game on Steam right now (judging by concurrent players), opening itself up to new players on the portable system is a logical move. The port will be developed by Panic Button, who handled the successful Switch ports of DOOM and Rocket League.
The Nintendo Switch has shown to be a surprisingly strong platform for online multiplayer games. Despite the lowered graphical power of the system, the Switch has sold more than 15 million units worldwide. As a result, developers are looking to tap into that large market with all sorts of games. The fact that it is free to play will also likely create new fans of the game, who will be able to download Warframe at no cost to try it out on the Switch.
Warframe has been available on PC and PS4 since 2013, and Xbox One since 2014. However, no specific release date for Warframe’s Switch port has been announced yet.
It’s not yet known if players will be able to migrate their progress from other platforms onto the Switch. Hopefully Sony doesn’t try and prevent accounts associated with their platform from interacting with the new port, like they did with Fortnite.