Warframe coming to PlayStation 4 at launch

PCnauts and mobileers have known the (intermittent) pleasures of free-to-play for quite some time, but consoles haven't explored it to nearly the same extent. It'll surely be more of a focus as we move into the next console generation and look: Digital Extremes's co-op stabby shooter Warframe is coming to PlayStation 4 as a launch title.

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PCnauts and mobileers have known the (intermittent) pleasures of free-to-play for quite some time, but consoles haven't explored it to nearly the same extent. It'll surely be more of a focus as we move into the next console generation and look: Digital Extremes's co-op stabby shooter Warframe is coming to PlayStation 4 as a launch title.

"Sony caught wind of [Warframe], and said, 'hey, what do you think of bringing it over to PlayStation 4?', and we were very surprised to hear that," creative director Steve Sinclair told IGN. He didn't explicitly rule out an Xbox One version, but said "so far" it's looking like Warframe will be exclusive to PS4 amongst consoles.

While Microsoft bafflingly still requires games have an actual publisher, even on Xbox One, Sony wisely allows indies to self-publish. Which is pretty pleasing for Digital Extremes as, in Sinclair's words, it "retain[s] control of the game, and we don't have to necessarily get into bed with a publisher and sell away our ideas and kind of lose our creative vision for the game."

Warframe is currently in open beta testing on PC. Visit the official site to play.

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    June 5, 2013 6:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Warframe coming to PlayStation 4 at launch.

    PCnauts and mobileers have known the (intermittent) pleasures of free-to-play for quite some time, but consoles haven't explored it to nearly the same extent. It'll surely be more of a focus as we move into the next console generation and look: Digital Extremes's co-op stabby shooter Warframe is coming to PlayStation 4 as a launch title.

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      June 5, 2013 9:09 AM

      Looks like I wont be buying any consoles if this keeps up. These leaks/announcements are pathetic.

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        June 5, 2013 11:56 AM

        I'm not really sure what you're complaining about. DE is just trying to get some media coverage before the flood that is E3. Obviously there are going to be tons of exciting new infos in 5 days.

        Additionally, WF is no slouch. If you've played it and you're disappointed then that's fine. If you haven't and you're disappointed only because it's F2P then you should probably stop judging games by their cover.

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        June 5, 2013 12:06 PM

        This games actually a lot of fun on the PC's and since it's free to play you got nothing to lose... :P

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          June 5, 2013 2:52 PM

          Except for implicitly supporting a system of exclusivity, when all the next-gen hardware is essentially PC fundamentals anyway.

          Vote with your feet. If you don't like platform exclusives, don't support it! If you don't mind, then feel free to do so.