Update: While we have to wait for Warframe’s open world expansion, their new update called Chains of Harrow cuts the install size in half. It’s great to see the developers optimizing the game given the fact that the expansion might be a massive download.
Warframe is a fun free-to-play game but the environments felt limited due to the confined structure of the missions. Well, not anymore! Recently, Digital Extremes announced from the show floor of TennoCon 2017 plans to introduce Landscapes in Plains of Eidolon, Warframe’s most ambitious expansion since its 2013 debut, coming later this year. For the first time in Warframe’s history, Tenno will have the freedom to explore, fight, journey and fly through the open Landscapes–Warframe’s first Open Zone–of Planet Earth in their own time, in their own way. Stepping into the rolling Plains of Eidolon, players will experience a rich area populated with both familiar and never-before seen creatures, enemies, a new Warframes, stunning vistas lit with a day-night cycle, and a gripping story told through interactive characters who inhabit the bustling scavenger city of Cetus.
It’s very rare for free-to-play games to change the way they’re presented so Warframe has the chance to become a truly fantastic experience. When we first played Warframe on Xbox One all those years ago, our complaint was that you “felt like a rat in a maze”. The developers also noticed this problem and decided to correct it. We can’t wait to get our hands on the Plains of Eidolon expansion later this year. Hopefully this is just the beginning and Digital Extremes will even more open-world areas in the future.