Update 14 from Digital Extremes has gone live today on PS4 for the free-to-play cooperative space ninja title Warframe and based on our brief hands-on it is awesome! The new PS4 update, The Mad Cephalon, focuses on simplifying the new user experience and immersing the player further into the universe of Warframe.
The community-driven interactive approach to development has paid off for the team as Warframe has just reached 10 million registered users worldwide on both PS4 and PC just fourteen months into its open beta, not too shabby. The Kickstarter-style development and community passion for the game has helped it become the most downloaded game on the PS4 and will release on Xbox One on September 2nd.
When Warframe initially released on the PS4, a platform heavily supported by console only gamers, the holding your hand approach to becoming more accustomed to a new game was completely out of the picture. Painstakingly PS4 users had to discover for themselves how to fully embrace this new and more than attractive high-octane action title. Who is the enemy, what is a Tenno and how do I customize my character and my experience, and how do I acquire that cool looking floating drone attached to many of the players in a match? With a PC infused UI clung to a console interface, the early days of Warframe on the PS4 were not always the friendliest, yet once user gradually grew familiar with it and became intoxicated by Digital Extremes true purpose there was no turning back.
As Digital Extreme has continuously updated the experience on PC and PS4, the game has increasingly become better and better. Now with this latest update, I can safely say if you have yet to experience Warframe now is absolutely the time to jump in, it is truly amazing!
Highlights of this massive update include:
NEW PLAYER EXPERIENCE – Immerse yourself into the re-imagined user interface and menus aboard your personal spacecraft, The Liset. A meaningful Quest walks new players through Warframe, providing essential information on gameplay, lore, game modes and menus and introduces players to Ordis, the ship’s Cephalon, a guiding voice on The Liset.
PET COMPANIONS – A new Quest unlocks a Genetic Foundry used for breeding biological specimens on your ship! Breed a Kubrow by collecting a Kubrow egg and incubating it in the Genetic Foundry. Different Kubrow personality types have different combat and non-combat abilities. Make your Kubrow more combat effective by caring for it and equipping powerful link mods. Create genetic imprints of your Kubrow that you can trade with fellow Tenno and combine to create your perfect pet!
NEW WARFRAME – A master of illusion, Mirage confounds the enemy in a spectacle of style and power. MIRAGE’s powers include:
Hall of Mirrors – Mirage creates an entourage of doppelgangers to distract and confuse the enemy.
Sleight of Hand – A natural prankster, Mirage booby-traps nearby objects.
Eclipse – Standing in light, Mirage becomes the main attraction, dealing heavy damage. While the shadows make Mirage difficult to track and even harder to hurt.
Prism – Fires an energy orb that shoots lasers in all directions. Activating again detonates the orb, blinding nearby foes.
MORE QUESTS – Explore re-playable Quests with unlockable difficulty selection. This new Warframe experience opens with the debut Quest, Vor’s Prize.
DARK SECTORS CONFLICTS – Introducing a new player-versus-player game mode to replace the existing Dark Sectors Solar Rails conflict game mode. Choose which Clan or Alliance you wish to support and play the role of Attacker or Defender on a multi-staged objective mission! Up to four human players per side, with empty player slots auto-filled by Spectres.
AKZANI – The choice weapons of Mirage, these fast-firing dual pistols deliver a deadly performance.
SILVA AND AEGIS – a Sword and Board style weapon created from the concept of the community Melee Design Contest Winner – SilverBones.
EXPANDED GAME MODES – The Infested have overtaken Eris. Hive Sabotage, Exterminate, and Survival Game Modes now available!
Update 14 released today on PS4 and can be downloaded for free through the PlayStation Store.