Warframe now available on Xbox One

Free-to-play Ninja ’em up Warframe, is now available to play on Xbox One following on from its release some way back on PC and Ps4. Not only is this good news for Xbox owners, with it being free, and actually well worth a try, even if I must admit it didn’t keep me engaged all that long, but it’s “the first Free-to-Play title released through the ID@Xbox Program that allows independent game developers of all sizes to self-publish digital games on Xbox One.”

Of course if you really , really like it, there are some eye-watering purchases on offer, as well as some quite sensible ones.

You can check out the Xbox One launch trailer right here:

And in case you’re unfamiliar with Warframe, here’s some more information from Digital Extremes themselves:

Warframe is a fast-action PvE shooter often described as MMO-Lite.  Squads of four players band together to advance their characters and battle the oppression of the genocidal Grineer.  Throughout their combat missions, players will continually increase and customize the power and abilities of their Warframe and weapons.  Introduced to the game as newly awoken Tenno warriors, players are thrust into a universe at war and armed with ancient exo-skeletal technology only they can operate. These Warframes bring unimaginable power and skill to the Tenno and provide players with unique offensive and defensive powers to explore and master. 

With an emphasis on cooperative play and clan-building, Warframe will take full advantage of the social connectivity and community building features the Xbox One offers.   Game DVR will allow players to capture their greatest Warframe moments and share them with friends.  Second screen functionality through SmartGlass will be utilized with the Warframe Nexus App for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. This companion app provides players with pertinent real-time game information and stats such as Alerts to critical missions and the Codex, which provides key data on all the Warframes, weapons, Mods and more to help players strategize their play.”

I’ll be honest, I found the camera a wee bit ropey, especially when trying to attack an enemy with my sword, and it all got a little samey rather quickly. But at the end of the day, you don’t need to take my word for it since you can try it for yourself for no shiny pence whatsoever. And let’s be honest, ninjas are cool…