2K Games confirmed the move in an official statement issued earlier, which followed weeks of speculation after the platform was omitted from press releases announcing the development of WWE 2K19. The free-to-play third-person shooter has a massive following though. According to the Steam charts, Warframe is one of the top five free-to-play titles at the moment.
The Switch version of the game is being developed by Panic Button, a specialised port developer which also worked on Nintendo Switch ports for Doom and Wolfenstein.
Originally released in 2013, Warframe is in a way a spiritual predecessor to Destiny (2014) as far as gameplay is concerned. Players fight against computer-controlled factions in PvE battles across the solar system.
WWE 2K19 will be released on October 9, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Players take on the role of a Tenno, a race of ancient warriors, and have a chance to master the Warframe armor. We are also actively engaging with indie developers at video game-focused shows and other events in different regions.
While Nintendo might never be able to match Sony or Microsoft when it comes to the volume of content available on their respective platforms, the Japanese publisher appears to be prioritizing games that already struck a chord with a wide audience when choosing ports.
Digital Extremes has continually made changes to the game to help improve the game play for its dedicated fan base, and will surely continue to do so with the newest version of the game.