The developer announced the update in a news post on its official site, where it revealed how the game will utilise the next-gen hardware, specifically on the PS5. Although no specific dates for the next-gen versions of the game were announced, the post noted that the next-gen “journey” for the game would begin on the PS5 first.
The team has implemented a “new enhanced renderer to make Warframe even more visually impressive on new hardware”. With this new technology, lighting will be more dynamic and will follow “the natural direction and strength of any given light source in an environment”. The developer later added that this is no more apparent “than on the Plains, the Orb Vallis or the Cambion Drift” areas of the game.
Warframe will run up to a 4K resolution at 60fps, and also have improved texture quality across the board. Loading times have also been shown to be drastically improved in a new trailer that showcases the upgrades. The demonstration shows a PS4 taking 40 seconds to load, against a PS5 which manages to complete it in 10 seconds.
Check out Warframe’s PS5 trailer below:
Exclusive for the PS5 upgrade will be DualSense features, including the use of the adaptive triggers that “will make each melee Weapon swing or trigger pull feel more impactful”. PS4 and PS5 players can also play with each other, as well as cross-save between the two consoles.
A Warframe PS4 anniversary event will be taking place between November 11 and December 2. Players who take part in the celebration between these dates will receive a Paracesis Obsidian skin, Obsidian Monast Sugatra, a fully-built Forma and a 3-Day Resource Booster.
Special limited-time anniversary alerts will earn more rewards such as Noggles and weapon skins. The Azura Excalibur Glyph and the PSIV Colour Palette will also be available through the in-game market for 1 credit each.
Destiny 2 will also be receiving a next-gen patch on December 8, which will fully optimise the game for the new consoles.