Warframe developer Digital Extremes is building a new ‘free-to-play action MMO’

    
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Sharp-eyed readers caught some interesting information in Digital Extremes’ latest company report.

The Warframe developer slipped in a line that it was working on a “free-to-play action MMO” that is not (it should be noted) the now-canceled Amazing Eternals. This new title is unnamed but should be going into closed alpha testing this year. The company hopes to release it some time in 2018.

The studio reported that Warframe picked up 3.6 million new players in the first half of 2017 (31.8M registered total), with the current monthly active users for the game sitting at 2.2 million. This report was made prior to Plains of Eidolon’s release.

Digital Extremes also expressed confidence in the online scene: “Multiplayer online games and the multiplayer mode in traditional single-player games have become the most important niche markets in the gaming industry.”

Source: Reset Era, Digital Extremes report. Thanks Gregg!
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John Mynard

I kinda liked the Amazing Eternals. Ah, well, mores the pity.

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Raimo Kangasniemi

Any new MMO is good news.

Pity it has to be F2P, but that’s what has worked with Warframe (which is pretty good fun in small doses to me) so probably it’s the best business model for them at the moment.

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Targeter

Just gave Warframe a shot the other day on my XB1 and it’s stunningly good. I plopped down a few bucks to pick up an Atlas warframe and my god. It’s so good. It’s fast, it’s fun. I’m sure at some point it’ll get grindy as hell (at least, that’s what I’m reading online), but I’m having a blast with it so far. Given how well Warframe plays, I’d be inclined to give their new game a try as well.

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TophatKiyaki

Someone seems bitter.

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Andy McAdams

You seem to genuinely dislike this genre. Why support it if you don’t like it?

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Bruno Brito

Given your comment on the Gigantic thread, it’s clear you have nothing of substance to add.

Don’t come here with your reddit filth.

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Grave Knight

Anyone else suspect they’ll be reusing assets from Amazing Eternals for this?

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Alfredo Garcia

So like a reverse Overwatch?

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Grave Knight

Something like that. I didn’t even think of Titan before you said this.

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Raimo Kangasniemi

Considering that this must have been in development for years beside the Amazing Eternals, I would assume that they have tried to give separate identity and style for this and it and it might now be too late to make use of Amazing Eternals.

Which doesn’t mean that the Amazing Eternals couldn’t in the future be set for some kind of Overwatch-style rebirth in another form.

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Grave Knight

That depends on what they mean by MMO doesn’t? Especially considering how many games are labelled MMO even if the MMO aspect is little more than being multiplayer.

Also they’re talking about Alpha testing. You don’t need much for a game to be in alpha, you don’t even need a working game (though it helps). All they really need is a good direction and assets. If they reuse Amazing Eternals assets they pretty much cut the work down. (And this is DE, they’ll probably be in Alpha for a year, and beta for three years before they even get close to an official launch.)

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RJB

I thought that’s what Warframe was lol

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Mykal Quinn

Isn’t DE referring to Survived By?
https://www.survivedby.com/

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Indigo Salma

That’s most likely it. A story on which Massively already covered XD.
Maybe they forgot about it.

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RJB

And no that’s by human head studios not DE plus that’s not a action based mmo it’s a bullet hell mmo DE isn’t even listed in their client and partners list

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Indigo Salma

What other of their games you know that will have an alpha this year ?
The details describes in the news are the exact ones on the SurvivedBy website.
And that is an action based 2d mmo …

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Grave Knight

Well they did have this little project called Amazing Eternals which had a lot of assets that could be easily recycled to save production costs and time, especially if they plan for the game to have a retrofuture aesthetic.

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RJB

that’s what im thinking

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RJB

Survived By is a free-to-play MMO bullet-hell

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Indigo Salma

Add an [action] word in there.

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RJB

THERE IS NO ACTION NOBODY IS CALLING IT AN ACTION GAME stop being delllusional the own website doesn’t say action the devs don’t say action the defnition doesnt say action

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Indigo Salma

It’s action , learn the difference and what it looks like XD .
Like i said it doesn’t have to be posted there to see it for what it is in the video :P .

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Vunak

Just because its not being called action on the website doesn’t mean that the studio or publisher don’t believe its action. Look at other games that get completely miss defined on a regular basis by developers so they can appeal to a certain crowd and boost hype.

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Bruno Brito

> THERE IS NO ACTION NOBODY IS CALLING IT AN ACTION GAME

Feels like SWL all over again.

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© 2017 Digital Extremes Ltd. All rights reserved. Survived By and the Survived By logo are trademarks of Digital Extremes Ltd.

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Indigo Salma

“DE isn’t even listed in their client and partners list”

DE is the publisher , and its at the bottom of the website along with their logo.
Research before posting …

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RJB

Fair enough but that still doesn’t change that a bullet hell and action mmo are completely diff so why don’t you do your own research before posting

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Indigo Salma

Because that clearly IS an action based mmo …

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RJB

im done here if you can’t tell the diff
A sub-genre of video games in the side scrolling shooter genre, where the screen is usually COVERED in bullets.

These games usually consist of your player character at the bottom of the screen, dodging waves of bullets and shooting at enemies, until you reach the end of the stage where you are greeted by a difficult boss with even more dangerous bullet patterns.A sub-genre of video games in the side scrolling shooter genre, where the screen is usually COVERED in bullets.

These games usually consist of your player character at the bottom of the screen, dodging waves of bullets and shooting at enemies, until you reach the end of the stage where you are greeted by a difficult boss with even more dangerous bullet patterns.

Action role-playing video games (abbreviated action RPG or ARPG) is a loosely-defined subgenre of role-playing video games which emphasize real-time combat whereby the player has direct control over characters, instead of turn-based or menu-based combat.

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Indigo Salma

I’m sorry you don’t know the difference by just looking at it.
Its an action based bullet hell mmo . It doesn’t have to be actually written on the website to see what it is by just looking at it.
It clearly has action in that video. You seem to don’t know what action looks like XD.
That mostly looks like an action rpg with bullet hell in it but whatever.
Have a wonderful day =D.

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RJB

your opinion does not = fact i see you are one of those ppl who think just because they say or think something that it is fact regardless if it logicaly and factually wrong so im done with this convo as you ppl can’t see logic.
When developers call their game a certain genre ppl expect that genre not your delusional form of that genre becvause these genres have actual factual type of combat

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Indigo Salma

The logic behind your reasoning is in fact the problem here since you can’t seem to understand what action is XD.
Anyways here’s a cute kitteh involved in a high speed action chase to brighten your day.

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RJB

Like i said you are delusional because you think your opinion is fact so there is no arguing with you pp. Have fun being let down because your definition of action based does not line up with the real definition

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Indigo Salma

Delusional for speaking the truth.
Got it =D.

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kgptzac

I can’t focus on the video when the big text”permadeath” on the left is causing phobic reaction on me :/