Warframe TennoCon 2021 Recap | MMORPG.com
Although this year’s TennoCon was not “exciting” in the way of adding new worlds to the Warframe, was exciting to see the story expand. Since Plains of Eidolon was announced at TennoCon in 2017, Digital Extremes has announced a new open world area or new mode like Railjack every year. At TennoCon in 2018, The new war was announced, but no footage was shown. In 2019 we saw our first The new war trailer with a release date of Christmas 2019. TennoCon 2020 forgotten The new war and focused on the new open world, Deimos. Fans of the game should wait longer to see if Space Mom really betrays the Tenno as Natah, or is she playing a double agent to help the Tenno in the end?
The new war coming in 2021?
Unlike the 2019 trailer, the recent The new war the trailer did not specify a specific time in 2021 for the release. The ads at Digital Extremes appear to have evolved into a more achievable annual goal instead of big ideas that might take several years to develop. While Plains of Eidolon and Fortuna were delivered the same year they were announced, other announcements at TennoCon were just concepts that could take years to develop. Concepts like Railjack, The new war, Duviri’s paradox, and Squad Play were announced at TennoCons but were not released within a year of their announcements. Last year at TennoCon there was a change in the way Digital Extremes handled their big reveal. They moved to a more accessible annual goal for announcements and kept the distant concepts out of the spotlight.
Reviewing what Digital Extremes announced at TennoCon 2020, we can see that they delivered everything they showed that year. Not only did they give us The heart of Deimos in the same month as TennoCon, but they also released all of the warframes they showed during the art panel, even the ones that were just concepts. So, is The new war coming in 2021? By challenge! What can we expect with The New War, and why is it bigger than any other cinematic quest Digital Extremes has done before?
Kahl-Veso-Teshin… Oh my God!
The 30-minute demo of The new war begins the cinematic quest with the Grineer soldier, Kahl-175. Kahl crashes into Eidolon and is ordered by Councilor Vay Hek to kill the Sentient. In another segment, Corpus Engineer Veso is in frightened space as Alad V orders Veso to override his ship and kill the sentients. Then, after returning to Kahl, we see Teshin in action. Teshin is on a sentient ship trying to defeat the sentient in their own territory.
Each of these characters will be playable during the cinematic questline. This is the first time players will play iconic characters from the gaming world and not just what’s in their arsenal. Each character has their own style of play and their own abilities. This addition to the game takes Warframe out of normal grindfest and adds more depth and story to the game.
If you watched the art panel this year, you would have noticed the real theme of TennoCon, the story. From the start of Digital Extremes, try your hand at cinematic storytelling with The second dream, players can finally see how rich the lore is Warframe and The new war. From a new player or “occasional” Warframe player’s point of view, The new war might not be an exciting reveal for TennoCon, and it might not bring them back to the game like a sophisticated new open world would. The new war is not intended to rally new players Warframe; it aims to build a more solid foundation for Warframe players who love the game and appreciate tradition. This foundation is all about giving players an easier way to enjoy Warframe from anywhere on any platform.
Cross-play, cross-save and mobile
As a player who played Warframe since its launch in 2013, I have played Warframe on each platform. While the PC has the most hours, my PlayStation account has some things that I don’t have on my PC game. Then there are my Xbox and Switch accounts that I casually mess around with when I don’t feel the need to get out of bed. Since Fortnite led the charge in 2018, he’s been a hot topic for Warframe do the same with cross play. I remember asking the developers about this feature at TennoCon 2018 when they announced that Warframe was coming to the Nintendo Switch. At that time, they were thinking about adding it but needed to figure out the logistics. I guess they got it. Personally, I always wonder how I will get the things I bought on each platform to merge them into one account. I have warframes and luxury skins on PlayStation that I don’t have on PC. I completed quests on Xbox that I never did on PlayStation or PC. The cross-play and cross-save functionality may not seem like a big deal, but it’s a huge change in the way people are going to play the game.
The cross save and cross play feature is going to be a huge boost for console gamers looking for groups. With my time on all platforms, I have noticed how different each community is. Playing on PC and finding groups through matchmaking to do anything in the game is fast. On PlayStation, it’s not as reliable. Most of the time I can get into a group, or a group would form while I was on a mission. Xbox and Switch, on the other hand, are hit or miss. A new Xbox player might have a hard time doing the story missions after Jupiter on the Star Map. I spent a good chunk of my time completing complex missions like intercepting to unlock the next node on the map just to progress through the story. The fact that PC gamers are invading other platforms will help the life of the game tremendously. While not as glorious as a new open world area, cross play and cross save will be the best feature for the game. game health.
There are real gamers, and then there are mobile gamers …
Mobile gaming isn’t for everyone, but considering how much better most phones are than the Nintendo Switch when it comes to hardware, why not bring Warframe to mobile gaming? With Warframe by adding cross play and cross save, it makes sense to bring the game to the mobile gaming market. If Digital Extremes had just created a mobile version of Warframe without the other features I doubt I would play it on my phone. But being able to have all my stuff on my phone and seamlessly back to my PC or consoles, I’m all for a mobile version of Warframe.
There is no expected exit window for cross-save, cross-play, and mobile, but looking at TennoCon 2020 as an indicator, I think we can safely say that we’ll see these features before TennoCon. 2022. The 2021 TennoCon didn’t look as flashy as past TennoCons have been to the surface. I wasn’t sitting on the edge of my chair blown away by what was said during TennoCon Live, but I was thinking about it now, and I know this is the most exciting time to play Warframe.
By the end of the year, players will find out why Space Mom abandoned them. A year from now, gamers will be able to play the game from their high-priced gaming chair, their worn faux leather couch with splinters stuck between the cushions, the tub surrounded by candles, or in bed annoying their partner while they get frantically their space ninja out. It’s going to be a fantastic year for Warframe. After The heart of Deimos came out last year, I quit playing Warframe for most of the year. What was announced at TennoCon 2021 put me back in the game and ready for the next chapter of history. This is what I have been waiting for since 2018!