Warframe on Switch: Panic Button delivers another tech showpiece

They've done it again. Developer Panic Button returns with another highly impressive Switch conversion of a current-gen title: Digital Extremes' Warframe. It's available now on the eShop and it's free to play, so if you want to see how this talented team manages to bring PS4 and Xbox One experiences to Nintendo's console hybrid, do check it out - we suspect you'll be impressed. The story of Warframe itself is a fascinating one, and its origins can be traced back to before the arrival of Xbox 360. Indeed, the game that would eventually become Warframe was the first 'next-gen' game announced for the PS360 era. Back then it was called Dark Sector, which eventually released as something very, very different to that original reveal. At some point, Digital Extremes returned to that early work and used it as the basis for the game we're looking at today.Launched in 2013 in tandem with the arrival of the current-gen consoles, Warframe has evolved radically over the last five years. Content has been boosted, performance has improved and the game's graphics have improved significantly as Digital Extremes has worked on adding new features to its proprietary in-house Evolution Engine. Heavy on post-processing effects such as bokeh depth of field, motion blur and bloom, it's a very handsome game - which makes Panic Button's work on the Switch version even more impressive. In almost every way that matters, it mirrors the features of the existing PlayStation game - right down to the inclusion of a PC-style options menu.Read more…

source: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2018-warframe-switch-tech-analysis
date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:00:00 +0000