November 14, 2013 – London, ON, Canada – Digital Extremes, the independent developer and now, publisher, announced today that Warframe®, the fastest growing Free-to-Play action game this year on PC, is available on Day 1 for the new PS4™ system beginning with Midnight launch events on November 15th throughout North America. With a simple download via the PlayStation® Store, all PS4™ system owners can play the highly stylized sci-fi third-person action co-op game for free. Warframe does not require a PlayStation®Plus membership.
Warframe was announced for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system earlier this year and has quickly become one of the top Day 1 launch titles to watch; primarily due to the rapid success of the title on PC when it went Open Beta in March. In addition to enjoying a Triple-A gaming experience for free, PS4™ system owners can expect to see frequent free content and feature updates that will continue to broaden the scope and depth of the game over time. To help influence future content and features, players are encouraged to join the dedicated, passionate community found in the official Warframe forums at Warframe.com.
“Warframe offers an incredibly rich gaming experience for the low, low price of Free,” said Steve Sinclair, creative director at Digital Extremes. “It’s a win-win situation for everyone. The Free-to-Play model allows independent developers like us the opportunity to take risks on new ideas that otherwise would never see the light of day in a traditional retail scenario; and the low price-point barrier for gamers gives them the opportunity to experience the game, provide us feedback and then choose to support the game and its continued development.”
Players are introduced to Warframe as Tenno warriors, who have discovered an ancient exo-skeletal technology only they can operate. These Warframes bring unimaginable power and skill to the Tenno and provide 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 and win the war against the genocidal Grineer, Corpus and Infested enemies.
A special cinematic trailer was released earlier this week on the Warframe YouTube channel to commemorate the launch. Warframe can be downloaded for free through the SEN web store or via the PlayStation® Store on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system starting November 15th. For more information on the game, visit the official website at Warframe.com.
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 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.
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