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PS4 launch game Warframe announced, 'Mass Effect meets Ninja Gaiden' by Unreal developers

on 5 June 2013

Warframe, the co-op shooter involving space and ninjas, is coming to PlayStation 4 as a free-to-play launch title.

The news was exclusively revealed by IGN, who had plenty of developer insight to share. Digital Extremes--the team behind the Unreal series, Dark Sector, and The Darkness II--is bringing the game over from PC, where it is still in beta phase. Steven Sinclair, the game's creative director, describes Warframe as "Mass Effect meets Ninja Gaiden" and details how supportive Sony has been throughout the process of bringing it to consoles:

"Sony caught wind of [Warframe], and said, ‘hey, what do you think of bringing it over to PlayStation 4?’, and we were very surprised to hear that," he said. "Sony has been incredibly supportive and available, and [PlayStation 4], in my opinion, is incredible to develop for. It is awesome, and I don't want to speak disparagingly about any existing or prior platforms, but we showed Warframe for the first time to our entire studio, and everyone had their jaws on the floor, how 1080p, silky smooth and beautiful it was. So, I’m really, really enjoying working on the machine."

You will too--Warframe will be a PS4 launch title later this year. A companion app on iOS and Android will reinforce the game's presence, which is already shaping up to use crafting, customization, and cooperative focus to deeply engage its players. And Warframe will be a PS4 exclusive... for now. Digital Extremes has no current plans to bring the game to other consoles.

Kyle Prahl hopes Warframe will channel Unreal Tournament 3, one of PS3's best multiplayer games. You can follow him for E3 coverage on Twitter and Facebook.

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