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F2P Shooter Warframe coming to PlayStation 4 as a Console Exclusive

June 5, 2013 Written by Sebastian Moss

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Not to be confused with PlayStation 4 console exclusive free-to-play first person shooter War Thunder, Digital Extremes’ free-to-play third person shooter Warframe has been announced as a PS4 console exclusive.

The developer revealed to IGN that the PC title, which has over 1 million registered users, will be coming to Sony’s next gen console. Creative director Steve Sinclair said:

Sony caught wind of [Warframe], and said, ‘hey, what do you think of bringing it over to PlayStation 4?’, and we were very surprised to hear that.

Sinclair added that the small developer gets to keep their game rights, which is important if they want to have creative control (Microsoft’s Xbox One doesn’t allow studios to self publish, for example):

We don’t have to necessarily get into bed with a publisher and sell away our ideas and kind of lose our creative vision for the game.

He continued:

Sony has been incredibly supportive and available and [PlayStation 4], in my opinion, is incredible to develop for. It is awesome, and I don’t want to speak disparagingly about any existing or prior platforms, but we showed Warframe for the first time to our entire studio, and everyone had their jaws on the floor, how 1080p, silky smooth and beautiful it was. So, I’m really, really enjoying working on the machine.

Are you excited to play a third person space ninja shooter from the developer of the Unreal series, Dark Sector and The Darkness II? Are you already playing the game on PC? Or is free-to-play not your cup of tea? Let us know in the comments below.