Digital Extremes released a trailer for Warframe’s upcoming expansion, Plains of Eidolon, back in July that was as impressive was it was unprecedented. The sudden shift of the previously very linear and instanced free-to-play game to an open world environment was a completely unexpected (and very well-received) change. But don’t take my word for it – just listen to that crowd’s reaction during the live reveal.
It’s been a while since the announcement, and while Warframe players have hardly forgotten about the upcoming expansion, there’s been little additional news – until today, at least. A new minute-long trailer released over the official YouTube account for the game features short gameplay clips overlaid with brief quotes from various e-celebrities and media outlets. The real news comes at the end, however. Check it out:
The release date, listed as October 2017 in the above trailer, is confirmed to be sometime next week in the actual description, which states that PC players will be able to download it for free. Consoles, meanwhile, will receive Plains of Eidolon sometime in November.
Beyond the immense, procedurally-generated open world, players will also have access to a number of new features. This includes the ability to seamlessly equip and travel through Warframe’s Archwing mechanic, explore the town of Cetus and interact with its traders and inhabitants, craft your very own weapons, collect resources via mining and fishing, and hunt the spectral Eidolon, a race of towering behemoths from which even the Grineer flee in fear.
For more information on Warframe: Plains of Eidolon, check out the full patch notes on the game’s website. Be sure to stay tuned for future news, and follow the development team over Twitter @PlayWarframe to hear news on Warframe firsthand.