Content creators who focus on Warframe are going to see things change a bit in regards to the official Partner and Fansite Program. Digital Extremes has announced the shutdown of the original program this week, replacing it with a new Creator Program that looks to more directly include fan artists and Captura screenshot artists along with fansites, podcasts, YouTube video creators, and Twitch streamers.
The change to these official support programs aren’t just adding other creative types; they’re also making sure that those associated with the program are following certain standards. “As much as we loved our work with our Partner and Fansite Programs, the gaming space was a very different time when they were started six years ago,” explains the post. “We felt it was time to retire them to rebuild a community-focused content creator program that reflected industry standards in 2020.”
These standards will be more focused on “clearer policies and guidelines” for those who are officially involved with the Creator Program — a shortcoming that Digital Extremes apologized for in the post. “We learned a lot and made mistakes along the way, and we are very much aware of the criticisms shared with us by both Partners and the community. The lack of trust that some might have in our policies is a failure on our part that we hope to remedy,” reads the post.
These new guidelines dovetail from Warframe’s earlier promise of “zero tolerance” with regards to racist behavior in-game. So now those who want to officially make content for the action shooter are also going to have to not be vile.