The opposite day at TennoCon, Digital Extremes introduced that the founders, Steve Sinclair and Jeff Ross, in addition to different individuals, at the moment are transferring on to concentrate on a brand-new recreation, titled Soulframe. Within the meantime, Rebecca Ford is transitioning to “Inventive Director” on the Warframe-side of issues – and admittedly, I’m extremely enthusiastic about what’s to come back to any extent further, particularly given Ford’s achievements inside the firm but in addition due to DE now presumably having two large MMOs to their identify!
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As one would possibly work out fairly shortly primarily based on the identify, Soulframe is a special title from Warframe nevertheless it has some similarities in a approach. Enjoying in a sister universe, Soulframe received’t be a religious successor or a sequel or something like that. In actual fact, whereas Warframe is extra Science-Fiction-oriented with weapons and area ships and whatnot, Soulframe will concentrate on a narrative set in a Fantasy world of would possibly, magic and a few tech.
The place Warframe is a fast-paced recreation with a concentrate on weapons (and a few melee fight), Soulframe will reportedly have a concentrate on sluggish and heavy melee fight in addition to some magic and a few steampunk-level applied sciences. I’m truthfully enthusiastic about that, not solely due to the fantasy setting but in addition due to how interesting extra melee-centric fight sounds!
The world of Digital Extremes’ new recreation is impressed by works like The Neverending Story and Princess Mononoke. Nature isn’t having it anymore and is extremely offended at what people are doing to it. That’s why nature and trade at the moment are at odds – which is one thing I like and adore as an idea. There isn’t a lot else identified concerning the recreation simply but, though Sinclair did say that it’s partially concerning the destruction of the surroundings!
The vanity is that the world itself is a bit offended about what’s been carried out to it, and the grounds beneath are likely to shift all through the day. So there’s going to be proceduralism inside the cave networks and crevasses and so forth beneath the world.
Geoff Crookes, Inventive Director of Soulframe
As Sinclair and Crooke have already beforehand confirmed, although, the sport is at a really early stage of improvement for the time being, which means that it’s technically “too early” to announce it however they wished to be clear with their group. The sport itself may need a playable demo or an early model prepared in a 12 months, even, which means that there’s loads of time to construct up hype, particularly realizing how nice the lore and writing in Warframe have been up to now. Within the meantime, as talked about beforehand, you’ll have the ability to safe your username by registering over right here on the sport’s web site!
Personally, I’m extremely enthusiastic about all of this. Not solely is made by Digital Extremes who’ve greater than 20 years of expertise within the gaming trade and who’ve been doing a improbable job with Warframe during the last ten years nevertheless it’s additionally impressed by nice works resembling Studio Ghibli’s “Princess Mononoke”! The concept of nature and trade clashing is superb and I can’t wait to see the way it’s dealt with in an open-world MMO resembling this one. Furthermore, I’d like to see what aspect we take on this!
On the similar time, although, the prospect of slower-paced and heavier melee-centric fight with some magic sounds extremely cool, even when it could really feel too sluggish relying on its execution. Greater than something, I can’t wait to see how the procedural technology beneath the face of the world goes to work out within the core gameplay loop. I can’t wait to play it myself!
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