You can see the gameplay reveal for the New War right here.
Digital Extremes unveiled the New War during Warframe’s TennoCon 2021 fan fest. Although it was originally announced many years ago, The New War was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. But it is finally here and Digital Extremes has shown over 30 minutes gameplay. It’s amazing.
Note: The 30-minute gameplay demo will be added to this article as soon as it becomes available. You can view it now in the embedded Twitch VOD.
The New War is Warframe’s next cinematic quest. It’s also the most important quest Digital Extremes ever created. The story is simple: the Origin System, which contains all worlds that players explore, is being invaded by a massive army of Sentients bent on eliminating all life. The quest takes place in Earth where the Sentient invasion decimated Cetus’ human colony.
The gameplay demo begins with an extended cutscene showing Cetus being destroyed and a human child coming face-to-face, one of the frightening robots.
The New War features the ability to control other characters outside your warframe. The demo lets players play the part of a Grineer soldier against the Sentients in the open-world Plains of Eidolon. It’s an amazing opening. It feels more like a story-driven shooter than a mission in a live service loot shooter.
Later, the player switches perspectives to control Veso, a Corpus engineer who fights for survival in space around Earth. Veso is not like the Grineer soldier. He has other abilities, such as a Moa robot companion that he can command in order to attack soldiers. (Veso seems to be quite weak in direct combat).
Later in the demo, we will be controlling Teshin–one the larger characters from Warframe’s past story quests. He is a skilled swordsman and can infiltrate Sentient warships to disable them from the inside.
It’s amazing how much there is about The New War, even though it isn’t the sandbox open world zone that TennoCon has traditionally been known for. A developer had teased in an earlier panel that the script was only a few hundred pages long. However, it is still quite mind-blowing to think that this is just one small glimpse of what lies ahead.