'Warframe' is a free-to-play online PC game from Digital Extremes.
As of today, the closed beta test phase of Warframe, the upcoming free-to-play sci-fi action game from Digital Extremes, has begun.
Players will be added to the closed beta incrementally over the next several weeks to help improve the game and infrastructure in preparation for the official launch of the open beta this winter.
Additionally, the official Warframe website has gone live at www.warframe.com, where gamers can learn more about the game and register for the closed beta by entering their email address and reserving an in-game alias.
Operating as the primary download site for the game (a mere 500MB file), the website will also act as the community hub for the latest game news, updates and player interactions, including the latest Developer Diaries, trailers, art assets and background information on the game. Closed beta members will also have access to the game's official Forums and Support to help provide feedback and bug reports to the development team.
According to Steve Sinclair, the game's Creative Director, the start of Warframe's closed beta is a significant milestone for the independent developer.
"Obviously we get excited to release all of our games, but Warframe is different. The concept for Warframe has been at the back of our minds for years. We've invested a lot more than just time and work into [the game] and it's going to be so awesome to see a final product made independent of a traditional publisher... and even more awesome to see people playing a game that's come to mean so much to us," said Sinclair.
A third-person, co-op focused action game at its core, Warframe's fiction situates players as members of the Tenno race, newly awoken after years of cryo-sleep into a solar system at war. Reborn into a corrupt era, the Tenno are already sought by the oppressive Grineer Empire for annihilation. Warframe armor is the key to overthrowing the Grineer by providing players with unique offensive and defensive powers to explore, upgrade and master during purpose-driven radical raids.
Developed on Digital Extremes' Evolution Engine, Warframe is pushing AAA-quality gaming into the Free-to-play PC market with minimum PC specs requiring Windows XP SP3, 2GB RAM, and a SM 3.0 video card.