When PlayStation 4 launched on November 15, 2013 in the US and Canada, Warframe was the first downloadable free-to-play game available. If you thought space ninjas were cool then and you downloaded our game, you either know how much has changed since that launch, or are wondering why you’re still reading about Warframe four years later. Why, after nearly four years, is now a prime time to pick up Warframe? It’s simple: Plains of Eidolon is our biggest, most ambitious update ever. And we think you will love it. It’s also free…
So, just what is Plains of Eidolon? Let’s do a little rewind first. At launch, Warframe was a small Beta game with just a few procedurally generated maps and a few Warframes. In the early days of Warframe, the developers would often describe it as the hyper sci-fi version of other established cooperative survival shooters. It was simple and modest, especially when compared to what it is now, but even so many were drawn to download it. In fact, after Netflix, it was the second most downloaded app on PS4. But it left a lot to be desired – both in content and direction.
In early 2017, the dev team at Digital Extremes decided to create something brand new for itself and its players. We wanted to challenge ourselves in a different way. But what could we possibly do after four years of iterating, writing dozens of lore-based updates, continuously evolving our in-house engine, and creating 33 entirely unique Warframes? We wanted to give our players something they have never seen before. With today’s Plains of Eidolon announcement, we’re introducing Landscapes, a simple enough concept which eschews playing through randomly generated tilesets and instead offers a living space where players can discover, explore and experience a fully open environment.
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In addition to sweeping, across-the-board performance enhancements and improvements, the Tubemen of Rigor Update delivers Warframe’s greatest challenge yet. Join the free-to-play, third-person shooter fight in an all-new, 8-player cooperative mission, the Law of Retribution!
Every Update to Warframe is full of content that brings our free-to-play space ninja experience to the next level. Warframe: Sanctuary features a new elemental Warframe, a PvP overhaul, and the Sanctuary of Simaris… that’s just part of what’s to come in our latest Update.
If you’ve been following Warframe’s ongoing development, then you know that Archwing is a pretty huge milestone for everyone here at Digital Extremes. With this particular update we’ve made some serious alterations to the Mod system, introduced several new game modes, a new Warframe, new enemies, and a pretty extensive amount of player customization options.
We know you’ve been (not so) patiently waiting for this one, Tenno, but we know it’s worth the wait! Our team has poured their heart and souls into this update and it shows. Update 14: The Mad Cephalon arrives today on PS4, and with it comes our most ambitious changes to date.
It’s update time, Tenno, and you know what that means — more features and content coming to your favorite space ninja game! We know you’ve been patiently waiting, and today the wait is over. Update 13.7 will be available today and here’s a rundown of what the team has been doing in Warframe on PS4.
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