The popular free-to-play, third-person action game Warframe comes to Xbox One later this year for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.
Developer Digital Extremes made the news official during last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, releasing a new trailer to promote the game’s expansion beyond the PC and PlayStation 4 gaming communities and into the world of Xbox One. In a press release announcing the move, Digital Extremes credited the arrival of Warframe on Xbox One to the “ID@Xbox” campaign, which streamlines the process of publishing independently developed games on the console.
“Bringing Warframe to Xbox One is a no-brainer,” said Steve Sinclair, creative director at Digital Extremes, in a statement accompanying the announcement. “Our players have been asking for Warframe since the debut of the console and with the ID@Xbox Program, now we can make it happen. Having the freedom to develop and publish Warframe on our own terms is the true definition of independence to us. Warframe is a passion project for our team and building it alongside our players is a reality now with digital distribution.”
In Warframe, players take control of ninja-like warriors that don powerful, upgradeable exoskeletons in order to do battle, engage in missions, or simply explore the game’s wide-reaching sci-fi universe. Progress through various elements of the game allows players to find or unlock artifacts that can be used to customize or upgrade their “Warframe” suits. Players can team up in groups or fight solo in the world of Warframe, with a variety of offensive and defensive abilities available for players’ suits.
While there’s no date specified for the arrival of Warframe on Xbox One, Digital Extremes indicated that the move will happen before the end of 2014. Along with the move itself, the developer shed some light on a few additional elements that will accompany the game’s arrival on Xbox One. Game DVR will make it possible to record and share in-game sequences with friends, while second-screen functionality will be available for Windows Phone, iOS, and Android devices via the Warframe Nexus App. The app will serve as a database of information for players, as well provide alerts regarding in-game events and other updates.
Digital Extremes also released a preview video for the arrival of Warframe on Xbox One, which you can watch below: