Warframe developer Digital Extremes recently shared a new teaser for the game’s upcoming expansion Plains of Eidolon, which will include Warframe’s first ‘open world’ area. The update will also bring a new Warframe, a day and night cycle, new creatures and enemies, and new quests to complete.
In an interview with PC Gamer, Digital Extremes’ Live Ops and Community Producer Rebecca Ford commented on the open world “landscape” features in Plains of Eidolon. “Landscapes is what we call an open zone, not quite the size of what you’d expect of open world in other games but still sizable, that offers a new kind of player freedom through interaction with NPC characters, flying over the plains using your Archwing, encountering new enemies during the day and at night.”
Of the day and night cycle, Ford added, “In the day, you will experience the Warframe you know and love—kill Grineer, get resources, build awesome stuff, get stronger. We’re [also] adding weapon crafting to Warframe’s first Landscape. …At night, the Plain comes alive with massive, five-story-high monstrosities that ascend from the water and roam the landscape in search of Warframes to destroy and consume. Where before you’ve battled one against many, these Eidolons will require a sustained, coordinated team approach if you have any hope of bringing one down at all.”
Digital Extremes also engages in frequent Warframe streaming on their Twitch channel, and the most recent of these, Devstream #98, includes Plains of Eidolon gameplay and development news. You can check out the stream below:
Warframe is currently free to play on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Plains of Eidolon’s release date has not yet been confirmed, though it will launch sometime in fall of 2017.