Warframe: from PC to PS4 in three months
It took Warframe developer Digital Extremes just three months to get its free online shooter running on PS4 the company revealed to Vg247. A lot has been said already about how aggressive Sony was in attracting indie devs to their next gen system, and it proved to have worked. The company’s promise of self-publishing, Unity support and a step away from unreasonable submission fees were just the icing on the cake when developing for the PS4, so it became a no-brainer for Digital Extremes.
“They approached us actually,” creative director Steve Sinclair recalled of Sony’s interest in Warframe. “I guess it’s coming up to about four months ago. We were in our open beta and rocking the Steam charts there, and Sony got in contact with James, who’s the owner of the company and said, ‘Hey what would you think about bringing Warframe over to our next gen console?
“We had, probably, a 30-second conversation about if we should do it,” Sinclair added, and then, “[Sony] squeezed themselves to send us as many dev kits as possible and three months later we were on the [E3] show floor at PlayStation 4 showing Warframe playable.”
Warframe will launch later this year as yet another PS4 launch title.