It should come as little surprise that Digital Extremes’ highly successful looter shooter Warframe is headed to the PlayStation 5 (later this year) and Xbox Series X (in the near future) once the console’s launch.
Since first launching in 2013, the game has seen active, ongoing development for the good part of a decade now. What initially began as them offering a single tileset and four Warframes has since expanded to 18 planets, three open worlds, 30 Quests, and 44 Warframes today – oh, and 60 million players to boot.
With development ongoing, work on the next-generation console client for Warframe is underway Promoted features of this client include:
NEXT-GENERATION’S ENHANCED POWER AND FIDELITY
Taking full advantage of the power of next-gen consoles, Warframe will run at up to 4K resolution and 60fps. Drastically improved loading times get players into the action as fast as possible and create a seamless experience as Tenno race from player-filled towns to massive and weird Open Worlds.
The all new Enhanced Renderer ups the ante on dynamic lighting. From the neon underbelly of Fortuna, to our newest landscape on the Infested moon of Deimos… there’s no better place to see the stunning differences. The light from the sun now casts long shadows through the trees, foliage creates dynamic shadows as you stalk through it, and the reflections of the dense Cetus market can be seen across your Warframe as you stroll through.
A game-wide texture remaster adds new levels of detail and enhanced color throughout the experience and also reduces the space Warframe will take up on your hard drive!
SQUAD UP WITH CROSS-GENERATION PLAY
This new hardware generation also elevates cooperative team-play by giving squads around the world one of their most desired features: cross-generation play!
For PS4 and PS5 owners, this means Tenno will be able to move seamlessly between platforms, playing with teammates regardless if they’re on PS4 or PS5. Gamers’ profiles and their progress will be saved and will follow them as they move onto PS5.
Information on the Xbox Series X cross-generation play will be announced at a later date.
ACTIVITIES, NEXT-GEN CONTROLS & MORE ON PLAYSTATION 5
The next generation of Warframe also takes advantage of many of the new and unique features of Sony’s PlayStation 5.
Progress Activities will show you exactly how close you are to earning a Trophy, while Challenge Activities will get you right into the action with no need to load the game. The first will be a Sanctuary Onslaught Challenge, with more to come!
At launch using the PS5’s Adaptive Triggers, players will experience the impact of every shot fired with each trigger pull, bringing a new level of immersion and thrill to your actions without comprising the tight, fast, fluid and responsive controls that you can only get in Warframe.
In the future, as Digital Extremes explores Sony’s advanced Haptic technology, it aims to further immerse the player with unique vibration patterns that match in-game environments: from feeling the cold snow crunch under your feet on Venus in contrast to the soft-footing of a dusty Mars settlement!
Warframe can currently be enjoyed on the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The PlayStation 5 client is due for release later this year, with an Xbox Series X|S version due some time after that.