Dependent on Microsoft's self-publishing policy
Digital Extremes' Warframe feels like a natural fit for consoles in scope and execution despite being a free-to-play title. The third-person shooter is already confirmed as a launch game for PlayStation 4, but what about Xbox One? The answer provided by VP of publishing Meridith Braun to OXM is about what you would expect, unfortunately.
"We would love to see Warframe on Xbox One, the ball is in Microsoft's court with regards to allowing titles on their system that come from an independent developer and not an established publisher," she said. It's regrettable that, of all the factors that could hold back a game from seeing a multiplatform release, it ends up being something like this.
I'm anxious to see how this pans out and if Microsoft will budge at all on the self-publishing issue as more notable games skip the platform under the current system.