Digital Extremes’ first free-to-play game has grown exponentially in its first two weeks.
The sci-fi free-to-play game Warframe attracted over 1 million players spanning 100+ countries worldwide in less than two weeks after its Open Beta started the week of March 18th. Currently available on PC and Steam, an astounding number of gamers have discovered the highly stylized space-ninja'action game developed by Digital Extremes.
Warframe has been gaining momentum as the next gen free-to-play title to watch since October when its Closed Beta began. Bringing a AAA quality gaming experience to the F2P market has been one of the goals for the development team from the outset. Between the impressive graphics, solid fine-tuned gameplay and regular content and feature updates, Warframe has more than exceeded fan and team expectations to date.
Attributing to its quick success, Digital Extremes has viewed the emerging F2P segment as a true opportunity to reconnect directly with gamers. Maintaining development transparency and regular interaction with its community is part of the team's design philosophy that has truly paid off in establishing a solid, loyal fan base that is growing in droves alongside the game. Warframe is currently in Open Beta and available on PC and Steam. Visit www.warframe.com to register for an account and play the game for free.
Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world's top independent development studios in the interactive entertainment industry. The Canadian-based developer has a rich history in developing some of the industry's top first-person shooter and action games. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games' multi-million unit selling Unreal franchise including Unreal, Unreal Tournament - and all its iterations -- and continuing with such hits as Dark Sector, BioShock for the PlayStation3 and the multi-player campaign of BioShock 2.
Most recently, Digital Extremes earned critical acclaim for the development of first-person shooter, The Darkness II, based on the comic book series of the same name and the use of its proprietary technology, the Evolution Engine. The studio also created Star Trek: The Video Game for Paramount and Namco Bandai.