Another of the revelations from last night's Game Awards is the news of the
launch of the Empyrean
update for the PC edition of Warframe
Digital Extremes' free-to-play shooter. This is an "explosive new four-player
co-op battleship experience."
what they mean by that, and here's more on what they call next level co-op play:
On the precipice of The New War, veteran and new players alike will find
themselves playing closely together using high-level cooperation and
communication skills. Whether it's blasting hordes of opponent Fighters and
Crewships, or shooting like a bullet from the Archwing Cannon into enemy vessels
to commandeer or destroy them, players will wield new upgradeable offensive
firepower. But to succeed, Railjack squads will need both offense and defense.
The working Railjack vessel takes damage, requires resources to keep ammo
flowing, and will need players' coordinated attention, from dousing fires and
welding hull holes to combating enemy boarding parties.
Empyrean Highlights Include:
- Welcome to the Railjack: Empyrean puts players at the helm of the
Sigma Series Railjack battleship. This ultra powerful ship is upgradeable,
customizable, and the centerpiece for all future Empyrean space missions,
battles and Cinematic Quests.
- Getting the Team Together: This phase of Empyrean is designed and
optimized as a cooperative experience. Solo players will still be able to
enjoy Empyrean, but the difficulty and progression is balanced around full
crews. The year 2020 will bring enhanced solo capabilities and more
- Free Flight: Intimidated? Don't be. Try out the Railjack in Free
Flight Mode. Learn the basics without engaging in battle and then join a
squad when you're ready.
- Railjack Powers: The Railjack itself provides incredibly diverse
options to counter Grineer assailants. With constantly updated technology
like Cloaking Fields and Void Holes to be earned, and special moves like
"Juke" to out-maneuver enemies, players will earn powerful moves as they
- Warframe Powers: Aboard the Railjack in combat, players also have
a wealth of fantasy-fulfilling options at hand. They can jettison into
battle using Archwings to infiltrate enemy ships or shoot from "Archwing
cannons" to annihilate smaller ships. Using the Tactics map, Tenno can tap
into on-board Warframe Abilities and cast them where needed. They direct
their teammates to attend crises, welding hull holes or confronting a
boarding party, and they can teleport from location to location, whether
it's on board the Raijack or an enemy vessel.