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Digital Extremes: PlayStation 4 Is a Dream to Work With, We Love It

Posted by Sammy Barker

Canadian outfit adores Sony's new system

The Darkness II developer Digital Extremes has only been working on the PlayStation 4 for about three months, but it’s already pieced together a build of its upcoming free-to-play shooter Warframe for the platform. It’s that kind of efficiency that’s prompted the studio to fall in love with the hardware, which creative director Steve Sinclair has described as “kickass”.

“[The PS4] is a dream to work with,” he said in an interview with IGN. “The architecture is amazing, and the unified memory is incredible. It allows us to do general purpose threading, and the GPU is absolutely kickass. The game’s running at 1080p, and that’s just after three months with the [development] kit. We love it.”

And judging by the short snippets of footage embedded below, we’re going to fall in love with Warframe, too. The free-to-play shooter is currently in open beta on the PC, but it looks absolutely gorgeous running on Sony’s next generation system. We're fascinated by the release’s fusion of fast-paced melee combat and third-person shooting, and we must admit that it’s got us gagging for a go.

It’s a good thing, then, that the game will be available to download on launch day. “Although Sony hasn’t told us the day and date [of the PS4’s launch], Warframe will be available day one,” Sinclair added. “We’re not launch window, we’re a launch title. We’re going to be there when the console is in your hands.” We actually can’t wait.

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User Comments (18)

MaxaMod

#1

MaxaMod said:

sweet .. I'll support them and purchase the packs not make the game easy for me tho ;)

get2sammybAdmin

#2

get2sammyb said:

@MaxaMod Judging from the video, buying packs just saves you time. So, you can play for like 10 hours to unlock a weapon, or you can just buy it outright. Because it's not competitive, there shouldn't be any balancing issues. Sounds totally fair to me.

This game looks great in my opinion. I hadn't even heard of the PC version until recently. So glad it's coming to PS4.

Paranoimia

#3

Paranoimia said:

This is what I wanted to hear - praise for the system which isn't from Sony's first-party studios.

BornOfEvil

#4

BornOfEvil said:

I pray that all games can be developed that quickly. I was really interested in Warframe and knowing that it will be ready in time for launch has me even more excited for it.

ViciousDS

#6

ViciousDS said:

@MorriganIsHot hes getting thrashed in those boards because no one cares what the G4 washouts have to say. G4 which was owned by comcast was definitely pro microsoft.

HeatBombastic

#7

HeatBombastic said:

@MorriganIsHot It's not a good thing if any of the big 3 have to quit making consoles. The consumer gets a loss, and the industry gets a loss. How could you hope for something like that?

ShogunRokAdmin

#8

ShogunRok said:

Hey now, let's not go around bashing Adam Sessler or anyone else in the industry. It's childish behaviour like that which leads to the rise of idiots on message boards who don't know jack about anything.

On the topic of Warframe, I can't wait. Downloading it may be the first thing I do when I grab a PS4.

MorriganIsHot

#9

MorriganIsHot said:

My last post was completely childish so I deleted it. Anyway another good positive news from a 3rd party.

ShogunRokAdmin

#11

ShogunRok said:

@MorriganIsHot Don't worry about it - I wasn't calling anyone out in particular. It's just really aggravating to see those people on message boards - they don't deserve to have an account.

Jaz007

#12

Jaz007 said:

Can't wait, none of the launch games appeal to me enough to shell out $60, but I will still have games to play with my PS4 cause of this, DriveClub PS Plus edition, and the two PS plus free indie games at no extra cost. There are two confirmed for free with PS Plus at launch right?

Itachi

#13

Itachi said:

I've yet to hear a single developer praise Xbox one since it was announced. Is that a coincidence?

ShogunRokAdmin

#14

ShogunRok said:

@ajay708 We have seen a few developers talking about the 'infinite power of the cloud', though - whatever the heck that actually is.

Itachi

#16

Itachi said:

@ShogunRok I feel like a lot of the time these companies try to force a lot of crap down our throats that we don't really want for their own gain. The cloud is a prime example of that because everything is digital it cost them less but as Microsoft is showing they will still charge the same as a hard copy. They try to sell water to a whale by making you believe the cloud is something you need and is more convenient and I'll admit in a lot of cases it is, but when it comes to games I feel like there's nothing better than having your own games to do as you see fit. But again they try to persuade us into thinking otherwise for their own benefit.

MadchesterManc

#17

MadchesterManc said:

Im jealous. Why deos it look so damn good on Ps4!? Im playing it completely maxed out on my PC in DX11 mode and it deosn't look as good as this does :( Well, at least I can play it now! lol Even though Im playing this on Steam Im still looking forward to the Ps4 release and will probably download it when I get my Ps4 home too.

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