This week is a big milestone for Warframe and its creators at Digital Extremes. After being in closed beta for roughly five months, this free co-op shooter on PC is finally out in open beta form. If you haven't tried it yet, now's a good time to get started.
Since October 2012, the game's improved significantly based on player feedback. And since this is a co-op game, there is no competitive play. Players instead team up in groups of four as members of the Tenno race, using exoskeletal suits in the war against the oppressive Grineer.
To go with the whole open beta occasion, Warframe also receives its biggest feature update to date. With "Update 7," players will now have access to the snow planet environment, two new Warframes armed with poison and sonic powers, a Sentinel pet system, and a new Global Chat feature. The Mod System has also been reworked, allowing further arsenal customization.
Chief creative director Steve Sinclair commented:
"The road has been wild, but through the fixing, the breaking, the smashing, and the rebuilding, the Warframe community has supported us and it's heartwarming to see their love for the game matches our own. Free-to-Play has reached a level of acknowledgement within the gaming community that now demands higher level production values and in-depth gaming experiences. We're delivering that with Warframe and if the success of the Closed Beta is any indication, it's well on its way to pushing the Free-to-Play frontier into the next generation."
You may want to check out the open beta launch trailer too. It's pretty rad, for lack of a better word.
Open beta launch trailer - YouTube