Warframe goes open-world with Plains of Eidolon expansion, shows off new gameplay

Warframe goes open-world with Plains of Eidolon expansion, shows off new gameplay
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Digital Extremes has released the first trailer for its upcoming Warframe expansion, the Plains of Eidolon. It’s the first Open Zone in Warframe so far, allowing the player to explore, fight, journey and even fly through the open-world in their own time at their own pace. There’s a new city, Cetus, a makeshift basecamp for scavengers known as Ostrons, who’ve made the Bleeding Tower their home.

The lore is further expanded by speaking to the NPCs, with new weapons to find, enemies to battle and even a day/night cycle. This is the largest scale step taken for the popular free-to-play game to date. Steve Sinclair, the game’s creative director, said, ‘Plains of Eidolon is our first step in adding a new kind of player freedom to the game’. The addition of open landscapes moves the action from the familiar closed environments into a much larger area.

Going open world is one of the biggest changes that Digital Extremes has made to the game. Cetus will support up to 50 players at any one time, with players venturing out into the wild in groups of one to four. This will help when night falls, when things get even MORE dangerous. You know the s**t has well and truly hit the fan when you’re being hunting by sentient ghosts on the Plains of Eidolon. Sounds like someone has a bone to pick with you.

No specific release date was confirmed, but Digital Extremes said that Plains Eidolon will be out at some point in 2017.

Warframe is a free-to-play third-person sci-fi shooter available on PS4, Xbox and PC.