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Warframe launching on PlayStation 4 as a free-to-play title

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Warframe, Digital Extremes' free-to-play cooperative third-person shooter, will be a PlayStation 4 launch title, featuring a "similar" free-to-play model as the Windows PC version, according to an IGN interview with creative director Steve Sinclair.

"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," Sinclair told IGN. He went on to say that Digital Extremes chose to go with Sony because the studio, "retain[s] control of the game, and we don't have to necessarily get into bed with a publisher and sell away our ideas and kind of lose our creative vision for the game."

When asked if Warframe will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive console-wise, Sinclair said "so far, it's looking that way, yes." The console version will receive an iOS and Android companion application and new content monthly. According to IGN, Warframe will use the DualShock 4 controller's "special functionality" and touch pad.

Sinclair told IGN that Warframe offers console gamers a third-person "player-versus-enemy, co-op, more of a Diablo experience" rather than the "head-to-head, hardcore competitive" experience that the game's console competition offers.

Warframe was first announced for Windows PC in early 2012 and entered closed beta in October 2012, with the open beta beginning March 21. Interested parties can sign up for the beta on the game's official website. Warframe is available for Windows PC and Steam.