Warframe Open Beta: Ninjas in Space

The Warframe open beta has just started. This is a new third-person shooter MMO with realistic 3D graphics, cooperative team gameplay and futuristic ex-armor suits.

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Overview
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  • Free-to-play
  • Open beta status
  • Third-person shooter
  • 3D graphics
  • Futuristic setting
  • Cooperative gameplay
  • 2 million registered players

Warframe: It’s Basically a Game About Space Ninjas

Strange as it may seem, the actual concept behind Warframe is “wouldn’t it be cool if you had ninjas in space?” If you would like to play as an awesome kick-ass, gun-toting, sword-wielding futuristic killer with cool ninja moves and super powers then Warframe is the game for you.

Link: Warframe official website

Warframe – The 3rd Person Shooter F2P MMO

By now you have most likely heard of the new open beta MMO Warframe. It is a 3rd person shooter so it is not your typical MMO.

Warframe was developed by Digital Extremes for both PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows. It has been one of the most highly anticipated free to play MMO games of the year. So far an incredible 2 million players have registered and its player base continues to rise. Digital Extremes released the closed beta on October 24, 2012 and the open beta was released on March 21, 2013. The PlayStation 4 version is currently in development and should be released with the consoles launch.

Warframe is set in an alternate world in which the future is ravaged by war. You will find yourself playing as one of the Tenno. The Tenno are ancient warriors that, after many years, have awoken from cryosleep. After they awaken, they are thrust into a war with the Grineer and the Corpus. The Grineer are one of the main enemies and they are a race of militarized humans.

There is also a race of enemies known as “the infested”. They are members of the Grineer and Corpus that have been taken over by the “Technocyte” plague. In order to battle this evil, the Tenno use advanced armor that have extraordinary abilities. They are known as Warframes.

As mentioned earlier, this is a third person shooter. The gameplay consists of destroying enemies and sometimes extracting data from terminals. The missions are co-op and allow up to four players to participate at a time.

When you kill enemies and complete missions, you earn XP and once you earn enough, you are able to upgrade your gear. This is the main point of the game. It is quite simple, but so far an incredible 2 million players have registered. There are multiple mission types, such as raids, rescues, defense, extermination, and many more.

MMOs are becomingly increasingly popular and this is largely due to the number of free to play games coming out this year. Warframe is one of the newest in the free to play lineup and the reception seems to be quite positive so far. It is classified as both a single player game and a multiplayer game. Seeing as the number of players keeps growing and the game developers promise to release many updates, it is safe to say that Warframe will be around for some time. If you have some free time, this may be a great title to try.