The wait is over for gamersanticipating entry into one of the year's hottest AAA Free-To-Play games, Warframe. The sci-fi co-op action game for the PCdeveloped by Digital Extremes, launched its Open Beta this weekalongside its most extensive content and feature update: Update7. Anyone who registers at www.warframe.com
can now download andplay the game for free.
Since October 2012, players have participated in the game'sClosed Beta providing feedback to help improve the experiencefrom top to bottom. Players were introduced to Warframe as Tennowarriors, who have discovered an ancient exo-skeletal technologyonly they can operate. These Warframes bring unimaginable powerand skill to the Tenno and provide players with unique offensiveand defensive powers to explore and master. Players go solo orband together in squads of 4 to complete co-op based raids tolocate ancient artifacts that will help customize and upgradetheir Warframe and weapons.
Coinciding with Open Beta, the game received its largest featureupdate yet. Update 7 includes a highly anticipated openenvironment snow planet, 2 new Warframes with poison and sonicpowers, a Sentinel pet system, and a new Global Chat feature. Themost radical feature in this update is the re-vamp of the ModSystem that has added a new level of depth to customizing yourarsenal. Adding some of the stealth flavor seen in the originalDark Sector sci-fi concept of 2004, the update also providesplayers with stealth attack options and a new hunting bow calledThe Paris.
Steve Sinclair, chief creative director on Warframe expressed hisgratitude to the Closed Beta group. "The road has been wild, butthrough the fixing, the breaking, the smashing, and therebuilding, the Warframe community has supported us and it'sheartwarming to see their love for the game matches our own,"said Sinclair. "Free-to-Play has reached a level ofacknowledgement within the gaming community that now demandshigher level production values and in-depth gaming experiences. We're delivering that with Warframe and if the success of theClosed Beta is any indication, it's well on its way to pushingthe Free-to-Play frontier into the next generation."
Gamers can get a good look at the highly praised art andanimation style of the game in the newly released Open BetaLaunch Trailer available now on the Warframe YouTube channel atwww.youtube.com/playwarframe
. The trailer launches viewers intothe heart of Warframe during a radical battle featuring fouroriginal Warframes and teases recently added content, includingfeatures from Update 7.
Plans for additional content and feature updates will continuethrough Open Beta. First up: Steam integration - Warframe willbe available on Steam starting March 25, 2013.
For those interested in learning more about Warframe, thedevelopment team will be hosting a live stream on Twitch.tv March
27, 2013 @ 14:00 EST featuring gameplay from Update 7(http://www.twitch.tv/warframe
). In the meantime, gamers cancheck the game out for themselves at www.warframe.com