Warframe, the ever-changing, free to play looter shooter MMO, is heading to this fall's new consoles. The news was announced by Leyou Technologies, the parent company of the developing studio, Digital Extremes.
In a conference call with investors, the company shared more data on the games growth, saying it had reached 57.5 million registered users as of the last of of 2019, which made for an increase of 19.5% over 2018. Revenue, however, was down 12.2% from the year prior, which Leyou attributed to a confluence of factors such as other competitive games hitting stores, the game's bigger updates taking longer than usual, and player wariness to buy into this generation of consoles when the next generation is just around the corner.
As for the news of Warframe coming to next gen, Leyou confirmed Digital Extremes is planning to launch Warframe on PS5, Xbox Series X, and "other devices." (thanks Gamespot) It should be noted that another of Leyou's owned studios, Splash Damage, is now making a Stadia exclusive game, so "other devices" may mean Warframe is heading to Google's streaming platform.
In a genre dominated with some heavy hitters like Destiny, Borderlands, and The Division, Warframe has held its own and even outshines other looter shooters such as the problem-filled Anthem. The game first launched in 2013 on PC, with a PS4 launch a few months later and an Xbox One launch the following year. Today it's supported by frequent content updates which have kept its community growing for seven straight years.
There have been no announced plans for a sequel to date as Digital Extremes seems content to continue supporting the original game. Though Leyou didn't get so specific, it's safe to assume the game will feature cross-play and cross-progression, so players' years of work with their Warframe characters will carry over to PS5 and Xbox Series X.