Canadian studio Digital Extremes has launched latest project WARFRAME with a first look trailer and website.
Due for release this Winter, WARFRAME is a free-to-play third person shooter with a co-op focus. It comes from the team behind the co-development of the Unreal series, as well as working on titles such as Bioshock, The Darkness II, and Homefront. The game is set to pit the players as Tenno, an alien race on the brink of extinction, turning to WARFRAMEs in order to survive continuing enslavement at the hands of the Grineer. One feature of WARFRAME is the “Automatic Mission Generator”, configuring levels for a unique raid every time, as you join four-player squads in what is being billed as an MMO-lite, PvE shooter.
Chief Creative Director of Digital Extremes, Steve Sinclair, had a few choice words on the project:
“WARFRAME is a new name for an old game… a shelved concept we kept coming back to.” Sinclair and the rest of the WARFRAME team will no doubt be hoping that it takes off and are looking to benefit from the free-to-play nature of the game, allowing them to be more adventurous and take a few more risks with the content.
James Schmalz, Digital Extremes CEO believes that PC gaming is being brought back from the brink, with a “free-to-play market that has matured to the point where the quality of games we’re seeing rivals many AAA retail games”. Whether WARFRAME can be one such game remains to be fully seen, but Digital Extremes have certainly made an emphatic and attention-grabbing opening statement. The games first look trailer can be found below, and registration to the beta can be handled at playwarframe.com.
Source – PR