We’ve been developing Warframe for almost nine years now, working diligently to create an experience that’s far more than a loot shooter with fast-paced, frenzied, and visceral action combat. Warframe features a dramatic cinematic storyline that we’ve spent years creating, and often spent so much time strategizing to hide its epic twists and shocking twists that our players really enjoy to this day.
For years, players have been guided through Warframe by Lotus, their Space Mom, but the true nature of their relationship has been highly guarded. As Warframe continues to evolve with the upcoming launch of our biggest cinematic expansion to date, The New War, on PS4 and PS5 on December 15, we’re taking a moment to reflect on Warframe’s biggest twists and openly discuss the moments. hinges in this blog that are essential to understanding the issues of The New War and the relationship of players with the Lotus.
The secrets of the second dream
Since we introduced The Second Dream in 2015, we’ve been very careful with spoilers, making sure not to give away our cup of secrets so new players can experience the excitement of our story for themselves. We’ve done everything we can on the development side to ensure that the integrity of our twists remains intact – in 2019 we unveiled Creative Mode, which helped keep spoilers out of streams and VOD by hiding some dialogue. and transmissions when Warframe is broadcast. Our community of players who have since completed The Second Dream Cinematic Quest in-game have also joined us on our mission to keep this crucial moment a secret, hiding the intimate details of other players in the game, following certain unspoken rules for interacting with it. new players. , and even shutting down forums that threaten to spread information virally about our oldest question: Who is behind the Warframe?
Behind the Warframe
Until The Second Dream, the nature of the Warframe was never questioned. Players control fearsome futuristic armor, blade and rifle warriors, to reduce enemy assaults and complete various missions to improve their Mastery Ranks while working on a complex star map. But from the start, we’ve deliberately left breadcrumbs for players to get more out of, starting with when Ordis first welcomes players as an “operator” inside. their orbiter. So what is an operator or who is he?
The Operator is the real player, a young human child whose powers of the Void are the source of their Warframe’s powerful abilities.
With that truth revealed, we really made a difference for the players. They have learned that during all this time, the Warframe they control is not the center of the story but is a scientifically advanced biomechanical warrior operated and controlled by a sleeping child and his dreams. The narrative continues to evolve alongside the action with quests like The War Within, but this one pivotal moment in Warframe dramatically changes the player’s perspective in the game, creating an emotionally charged shift that sets the stage for the arcs. Warframe’s following narratives.
Reveal the surprise
You might be wondering why we’ve decided to proactively reveal one of Warframe’s best-kept secrets in our new trailer. For more than five years, our development team and our community of players have established a kind of symbiosis and have gone to great lengths to keep this out of the reach of players. The players in the game have kept their operators hidden from other players and we have danced time and time again around media questions on the subject. As we approach the launch of The New War on December 15th, we believe it’s critical not only to be able to engage more openly with our veteran community, but also to communicate to potential new players that there are so many more to Warframe than them. can think of.
While we can publicly reveal one of Warframe’s biggest twists and turns for the first time in this trailer, we’re opening the door to give players more context for the next chapter while leaving room for more. secrets to discover – and there are a ton! When The New War arrives on December 15, players can expect some of their oldest questions to be answered, but new questions will arise that will leave them in the dark as to what’s to come.
Be ready for more epic twists and turns when The New War arrives on PS4 and PS5. Players will experience Warframe like never before as they work through three acts and control new playable characters for the very first time. Prepare to find out who is friend and who is foe and learn more about your past and future. While The New War will conclude many existing story arcs, this is a new chapter in Warframe that will open the door to much more.