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Old 25th Jun 2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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Digital Extremes Announce Warframe

Our good friends at Digital Extremes announce a brand new game, Warframe. The game will incorporate two of the most talked about trends in game development these days... free-to-play and co-op. The nicest news of all is that it is coming this winter and it is a PC title.

You can sign up now to reserve your alias and get in on the beta testing when it begins in the fall. Just for participating you'll also get an exclusive weapon to use in-game.






The press release offers up plenty of interesting details. Below, James Schmalz, CEO of Digital Extremes talks about the play model they chose for Warframe.

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We've heard for years now that PC gaming is dead. It isn't dead; it just went underground for a few years and is now re-emerging with this massively growing free-to-play market that has matured to the point where the quality of games we're seeing rivals many AAA retail games. In many ways, we're going back to our PC action-based roots. Free-to-play is like shareware 2.0! Once again, we're connected directly to our end-user. They decide whether or not to pay for their experience and we listen to their feedback and continually improve the experience to make it worth paying for. Game development as it should be.
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Old 25th Jun 2012, 05:11 PM   #2
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Digital Extremes Goes Free-To-Play With Co-Op Action Game
WARFRAME
Registration for Closed Beta Starts Today at PLAYWARFRAME.COM

June 25, 2012 - London, Ontario - Today Digital Extremes provided
a first look of WARFRAME™, a fast-paced co-op shooter currently
in development and set to hit the Free-To-Play PC market this
winter. A stopped-in-mid-action diorama has gone live on
playwarframe.com that gives gamers an appetite-whetting glimpse
into the WARFRAME world. It also signals an open call for gamers
worldwide to register at playwarframe.com for their chance to
help shape the game during the closed Beta Test this fall.

Set in the far reaches of outer space during a new Dark Age,
WARFRAME introduces the Tenno, a race on the brink of extinction
after being enslaved by the Grineer for centuries. Players enter
WARFRAME on the cusp of the Grineer's victory over the Tenno
until they begin to arm themselves with WARFRAMES - an ancient
exo-skeletal technology only they can operate. Hidden within the
Orokin Derelicts of a lost civilization, new WARFRAMES lie
dormant and undiscovered. These artifacts are the Tenno's only
hope for survival.

WARFRAME is a fast-action PvE shooter set in an evolving sci-fi
world. Some would call it MMO-Lite as squads of four players
band together to advance their characters and battle the
oppression of the genocidal Grineer. Throughout their combat
missions, players will continually increase the power and
abilities of their WARFRAME and weapons. Players will raid new
areas of space searching for exotic and powerful weapons and
WARFRAME augmentations to customize their arsenal. With
WARFRAME's Automatic Mission Generator, the game will offer
endless replay as levels are procedurally configured for a unique
raid -- every time.

"WARFRAME is a new name for an old game," explained Steve
Sinclair, chief creative director at Digital Extremes. "It was a
shelved concept we kept coming back to. High-tech machine-gun
Ninjas set in a far-future, over-hyphenated, Manga-Dune mash-up.
Free-to-play lets us take risks. It allows us to build WARFRAME
with our players."

Upon its release this winter, WARFRAME will be completely free-
to-play to anyone who registers an account at playwarframe.com.
After a quick free download, players can enter WARFRAME and enjoy
all attributes of the game's world for as long as they like or
can choose to participate in the game's marketplace where various
enhancements to the game will be offered.

"We've heard for years now that PC gaming is dead. It isn't
dead; it just went underground for a few years and is now re-
emerging with this massively growing free-to-play market that has
matured to the point where the quality of games we're seeing
rivals many AAA retail games," said James Schmalz, CEO of Digital
Extremes. "In many ways, we're going back to our PC action-based
roots. Free-to-play is like shareware 2.0! Once again, we're
connected directly to our end-user. They decide whether or not
to pay for their experience and we listen to their feedback and
continually improve the experience to make it worth paying for.
Game development as it should be."

Registration is now open on playwarframe.com where gamers can
reserve their 'alias' in the game and will have a chance at
joining the Closed Beta Test slated for this fall. In addition,
they will receive a free pre-launch only weapon that will be
added to their account just for signing up. Further details of
the Closed Beta Test will be announced this summer.
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Old 25th Jun 2012, 07:55 PM   #3
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FYI, it's a free-to-play coop FPS dungeon crawler.
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Old 25th Jun 2012, 09:22 PM   #4
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Looks like they're putting the content from the original vision of Dark Sector to use.
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Old 25th Jun 2012, 10:30 PM   #5
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Looks interesting. I'll certainly give it a try.
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Old 25th Jun 2012, 11:34 PM   #6
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Great! Sounds like a fun game to play. Just signed up!
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Old 26th Jun 2012, 03:48 AM   #7
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Said smeg it and signed up.
Also, was given a reference link. Get 3 to sign up through it, get "Beta VIP" status and earlier access to said beta

Mine: https://www.playwarframe.com/?ref=86183821
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Said smeg it and signed up.
Also, was given a reference link. Get 3 to sign up through it, get "Beta VIP" status and earlier access to said beta

Mine: https://www.playwarframe.com/?ref=86183821
Signed up through yours
Heres mine: https://www.playwarframe.com/?ref=86183574
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Old 26th Jun 2012, 04:50 AM   #9
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That's interesting... I assume this is on Unreal Engine 3?
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Interesting. Looks like a mixture of the original stuff that what shown of Dark Sector and Pariah/Warpath.
Maybe this game will consist of all the good things that were left out of those other games?
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Old 26th Jun 2012, 05:33 AM   #11
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That's interesting... I assume this is on Unreal Engine 3?
I'm assuming it's based on their Dark Sector engine.
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DE hasnt the best of rep these days but this looks interesting and 4 man coop is always pure win IMHO.
Lets hope they make grouping EASY and not like in BL or UT3.
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DE hasnt the best of rep these days but this looks interesting and 4 man coop is always pure win IMHO.
Lets hope they make grouping EASY and not like in BL or UT3.
The Darkness 2 and Dark Sector got good enough reviews. Homefront was reviewed reasonably well, though it did seem to have its problems.
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I find the char models hideous looking. but the game looks like it might be fun.
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The Darkness 2 and Dark Sector got good enough reviews. Homefront was reviewed reasonably well, though it did seem to have its problems.
Both Pariah and DS got pretty bad reviews iirc with The Darkness 2 and Homefront scoring a little better (all on PC) but still not good enough to play with the "big" titles. I remember playing the Pariah beta and wasnt happy with it.

I hope they really listen to their players this time because it looks good and i would really love a "L4D2" in space.
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Nice movement XD signed!

pD: wAt about making simething with ut or unreal related ...Digital Extremes + Epic = ¿?
the ut classic was success why not make something?
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DE to work with Epic again?
Maybe in another spacetime...
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 03:45 AM   #18
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[...]The nicest news of all is that it is coming this winter and it is a PC title.
Let me guess... a PC title with a FOV of 45.
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Interesting. Looks like a mixture of the original stuff that what shown of Dark Sector and Pariah/Warpath.
Maybe this game will consist of all the good things that were left out of those other games?
Yeah, was thinking the same. I hope they don't recycle too much, kill your darlings etc...
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Exclamation *shudder*

Let's hope it's better than Pariah and Warpath...
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