Warframe will make its next-gen debut on PS5 first

Xbox Series X owners will have to wait

The most frequent I’ve asked in my various talks with the developers of Digital Extremes is, “Do you have any information on the next-gen versions of Warframe for me?” As the world crept closer to the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, I kept at it, dying to know how a game that looks so good on the Switch would look with the power of next-gen technology.

But they never had an answer for me. “Nothing to announce on next-gen platforms,” they’d say. In fact, they’d act like it wasn’t even in their plans. After getting shut down multiple times, I thought maybe Warframe wouldn’t see enhancements for next-gen consoles until a few months after release. Turns out, I thought wrong.

Any Warframe players planning on picking up a PS5 will be happy to know Digital Extremes has confirmed the looter shooter will launch this year on the console with an Xbox Series X/S version planned for sometime after. If you like the look of the game on your PS4 already, get ready to see just how much better it can be.

Those load times send a shiver up my spine. According to Digital Extremes, Warframe on next-gen consoles will run in 4K at 60fps. All that bright, dynamic lighting you saw in the trailer is the result of the game’s Enhanced Renderer. Not only does this improve the light across the many planets of the Solar System, but it enhances their colors as well.

If you’re planning on jumping into the next generation right out the gate but your friends aren’t, Digital Extremes has confirmed there is cross-play and cross-save between the PS5 and PS4. The game will also utilize some of the unique features of the console, like the adaptive triggers of the DualSense controller, to further enhance the experience.

To mark the impending release, Digital Extremes has released a new booster pack that’s free for PS+ subscribers. Whether you’re playing on PS4 or starting with PS5, if you pay for PlayStaiton+, you’ll be able to download the DualSense-inspired Sedai Obsidian Syandana, an experience booster, in-game currency booster, credits, and premium credits. 

Warframe is available now as a free-to-play title on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Warframe Evolves on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X [Digital Extremes]

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