The folks at Digital Extremes announced today that they are bringing their free to play FPS game Warframe to the Xbox One later this year. The game is currently out for the PC and PS4 so it seems like fairly good idea to bring the game to Microsoft's next generation console according to the developers.
The game is coming to the system under the auspices of Microsoft's ID@XBox program which was created to help smaller developers get their titles on the Xbox One. I image we'll see a few more announcements centered around this program today.
WARFRAME COMING TO XBOX ONE IN 2014
Top Free-to-Play Action Hit Possible Through ID@Xbox
June 9, 2014 – London, Ontario – Digital Extremes announced today that Warframe®, the fastest growing AAA Free-to-Play game, is coming to the Xbox One console in 2014. This will be one of the first titles released through ID@Xbox, which allows independent developers to self-publish their games on Xbox One and will be Free-to-Play with Gold*. The sci-fi third-person action game that challenges players to release their inner ninja can be seen in a new trailer released today in conjunction with the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held in Los Angeles this week. The trailer is available at Youtube.com/PlayWarframe.
“Bringing Warframe to Xbox One is a no-brainer,” said Steve Sinclair, creative director at Digital Extremes. “Our players have been asking for Warframe since the debut of the console and with the ID@Xbox Program, now we can make it happen. Having the freedom to develop and publish Warframe on our own terms is the true definition of independence to us. Warframe is a passion project for our team and building it alongside our players is a reality now with digital distribution.”
Players are introduced to Warframe as newly awoken Tenno warriors, thrust into a universe at war and armed with ancient exo-skeletal technology only they can operate. These Warframes bring unimaginable power and skill to the Tenno and provide players with unique offensive and defensive powers to explore and master. Players go solo or band together in squads of 4 to complete co-op based raids to locate ancient artifacts that will help customize and upgrade their Warframe and weapons.
Often described as MMO-lite with an emphasis on cooperative play and clan-building, Warframe will take advantage of the social connectivity and community building features Xbox One offers at launch and in subsequent game updates. First up is Game DVR where players can capture their greatest Warframe moments and share them with friends. Players looking for bragging rights will find them with the many Xbox Achievements and Hero Stats. Second screen functionality through Xbox One SmartGlass will be utilized with the Warframe Nexus App for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. This companion app provides players with pertinent real-time game information and stats such as Alerts to critical missions and the Codex, which provides key data on all the Warframes, weapons, Mods and more to help players strategize their play.
Warframe is currently available for free on PC and PS4™. More information on Warframe on Xbox One will be revealed in the coming months. In the meantime, visit www.warframe.com to stay up to date on the latest news.
About Digital Extremes
Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world’s top independent development studios in the interactive entertainment industry. The Canadian-based developer has a rich history in developing some of the industry’s top first-person shooter and action games. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games’ multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal, Unreal Tournament – and all its iterations -- and continuing with such hits as Dark Sector®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3 and the multi-player campaign of BioShock 2. Most recently, Digital Extremes earned critical acclaim for the development of first-person shooter, The Darkness® II, based on the comic book series of the same name and the use of its proprietary technology, the Evolution Engine™. The studio is currently developing and publishing the Free-To-Play action game, Warframe®.
For more information about Digital Extremes, visit the company website at www.digitalextremes.com. To sign up for Warframe, visit www.warframe.com.