On Monday, Digital Extremes released the first look of WARFRAME, their fast-paced co-op shooter that is currently in development and set to hit the Free-To-Play PC market sometime this winter. If you check out the official website now, you can check out a stopped-in-mid-action diorama to get a glimpse into the WARFRAME world as well as a worldwide registration for the closed Beta Test that is set to happen this fall.
WARFRAME is a fast-action PvE shooter set in the far reaches of outer space during a new Dark Age and introduces the Tenno, which is a race on the brink of extinction after being enslaved by the Grineer for centuries. Entering in on the cusp of the Grineer’s victory over the Tenno, the players come into the story when the Tenno begin to arm themselves with WARFRAMES. An ancient exo-skeletal technology that is hidden within the Orokin Derelicts of a lost civilization, WARFRAMES can only be operated by the Tenno and it is their only hope for survival.
WARFRAME will be completely FTP for anyone who registers an account at the official website. After downloading the game, players can enjoy all attributes of the game’s world or they participate in the game’s marketplace where various enhancements to the game will be offered. Throughout the combat missions, players increase the powers and abilities of their WARFRAME and other weapons. There is also an Automatic Mission Generator that will offer endless replay as levels are procedurally configured for a unique raid — every time you play.
“We’ve heard for years now that PC gaming is dead. It isn’t dead; it just went underground for a few years and is now re- emerging with this massively growing free-to-play market that has matured to the point where the quality of games we’re seeing rivals many AAA retail games,” said James Schmalz, CEO of Digital Extremes. “In many ways, we’re going back to our PC action-based roots. Free-to-play is like shareware 2.0! Once again, we’re connected directly to our end-user. They decide whether or not to pay for their experience and we listen to their feedback and continually improve the experience to make it worth paying for. Game development as it should be.”
Again, registration is now open and gamers can reserve their ‘alias’ in the game and have a chance at joining the Closed Beta Test slated for this fall. In addition to all that, they will receive a free pre-launch only weapon just for signing up. Further details of the Closed Beta Test will be announced later this summer.