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08-08-2013, 06:19 AM #1
PS4's 'GPU Is A Beast' - Warframe developer praises PS4 hardware and unified memory
Warframe creative director Steve Sinclair has confirmed that the free to play multiplayer title will allow cross-platform play between PS4 and PC players.
Speaking to Gamingbolt, Sinclair stated that: "Our Goal is cross-platform play. Our goal is updating the PS4 version in sync with the PC version with all the same content, features and events."
Given that Planetside 2, another free to play PC shooter coming to PS4, will facilitate character transfer, but not cross-platform play, this could be something of an advantage for Warframe.
Sinclair was also keen to stress that the PS4 version will be no means be an inferior version of its PC counterpart. "The GPU is a beast," said Sinclair, "and the game looks stellar running on the PS4!"
"The unified memory is part of what makes this console so great to develop on," Sinclair continues. "You can use threads to generate textures and graphics assets. You can use the GPU to process Physics and effects data."
Warframe will be available for the PS4 at release and Sinclair also confirms that new factions, new mission types and new events will be rolled out to coincide with the PS4 release.
PC players need not worry though; they will be getting that content as well.
Sinclair was also asked how he felt about similarities to Xbox One exclusive Titanfall and while he accepted that the game is competition, he pointed out that Warframe's focus on PvE and Co-op makes the two games distinctly different.