Free-To-Play Warframe Will Be Ready For PlayStation 4 Launch
It's not necessarily my type of thing, but another confirmed game for the PlayStation 4 is certainly good news.
IGN has confirmed that Warframe, the "space ninja co-op game," will launch alongside Sony's new hardware this year. Yep, sounds like a launch title, and it'll have a free-to-play, microtransaction-based model similar to that of the existing PC version. That's to be expected, of course.
From Digital Extremes, the studio that brought you the original Unreal and The Darkness II, Warframe has been described as something that would appeal to Phantasy Star Online fans of old. Creative director Steve Sinclair said it's basically like "Mass Effect meets Ninja Gaiden," which sounds like a really intriguing concept. As for this new partnership with Sony, Sinclair said it was attractive because Digital Extremes would retain control of the game. This is contrary to what Microsoft would've wanted.
"Sony has been incredibly supportive and available and [PlayStation 4], in my opinion, is incredible to develop for. It is awesome, and I don’t want to speak disparagingly about any existing or prior platforms, but we showed Warframe for the first time to our entire studio, and everyone had their jaws on the floor, how 1080p, silky smooth and beautiful it was. So, I’m really, really enjoying working on the machine.
Their attitude, their support and their willingness to work with us to get on the console is an incredible opportunity for a studio like ours."
The Dual Shock 4 will have "special functionality," too, so get ready for a bit of a twist on the standard control you may have encountered with the PC version. And here's a peek at the game if you're not familiar:
Related Game(s): Warframe
6/5/2013 9:59:06 PM Ben Dutka