Warframe Empyrean expansion gets big reveal as Hollywood director comes onboard
Warframe Empyrean expansion was the focus of TennoCon 2019 this weekend.
During the fourth annual Warframe conference, Digital Extremes revealed more on the co-op gameplay and ship-to-ship combat of the huge update.
Warframe Empyrean was the focus of a 30 minute live demo, which detailed features such as the squad link tool.
This lets separate squads call on others for help to complete their objectives.
Describing the upcoming expansion, Digital Extremes said: “Empyrean expands the premise of Warframe by handing players and their clanmates the keys to the powerful Railjack battleship.
“Prepare to soar through the Origin System, explore new territory, and fight hostile forces with serious firepower!
“With an in-ship interface to control speed and direction, shield deployment, offensive missile volleys and gunner fire – including the ability to deploy Archwings and infiltrate enemy ships – players are now armed with an arsenal of tools to fend off and destroy enemy opposition.
“Player ships can be upgraded, take damage, and be customised, among many other things.”
During TennoCon 2019 the Warframe makers also showcased a brand new cinematic intro directed by Dan Trachtenberg.
Trachtenberg is behind the brilliant 10 Cloverfield Lane and that trippy Black Mirror episode about a VR game made by someone just like Hideo Kojima.
(Fun fact – if you think the guy in that episode looks familiar, that’s because he’s the son of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn).
Trachtenberg is also making the upcoming Uncharted film, but before that he’s lent his talents to the Warframe team.
The 38-year-old directed a new, cinematic intro that will be incorporated into Warframe in late 2019 to early 2020.
Speaking about his work on the game, Trachtenberg said: “Getting to work so collaboratively with the dev team at DE has been an awesome experience.
“As a massive fan of the game myself, having logged in hundreds of hours of play time, it’s been so much fun crafting a story that both sets up the universe for new players in a pretty epic way, while sprinkling it with moments that, I hope, make it doubly rewarding for hardcore fans with a better understanding of the game’s lore.”
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