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Digital Extremes Announce Warframe

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    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.

     
  2. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Press Release

    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.
     
  3. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    FYI, it's a free-to-play coop FPS dungeon crawler.
     
  4. zynthetic

    zynthetic robot!

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    Looks like they're putting the content from the original vision of Dark Sector to use.
    -ed: To refresh.
     
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  5. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks interesting. I'll certainly give it a try.
     
  6. moonflyer

    moonflyer New Member

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    Great! Sounds like a fun game to play. Just signed up!
     
  7. Kyllian

    Kyllian if (Driver == Bot.Pawn); bGTFO=True;

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    Gizzy The Banhammer Cometh

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    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    That's interesting... I assume this is on Unreal Engine 3?
     
  10. nELsOn

    nELsOn bSnakeCastShadow = True

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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?
     
  11. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    I'm assuming it's based on their Dark Sector engine.
     
  12. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Curing the infection...

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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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  13. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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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.
     
  14. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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    I find the char models hideous looking. but the game looks like it might be fun.
     
  15. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Curing the infection...

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    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.
     
  16. DarkSonny

    DarkSonny Beware!

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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?
     
  17. moonflyer

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    DE to work with Epic again?
    Maybe in another spacetime...
     
  18. DarkEmperor

    DarkEmperor Buried By The Dead

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    Let me guess... a PC title with a FOV of 45.
     
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    Yeah, was thinking the same. I hope they don't recycle too much, kill your darlings etc...
     
  20. Selerox

    Selerox COR AD COR LOQVITVR

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    *shudder*

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

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