The Freemium model for applications and video games is quite popular at present as it tends to draw in a large amount of crowd due to the fact that the base content is available for free. The best example when it comes to consoles and PCs would be Fortnite, one of the most played games in the world. Another example would be Warframe, one of the lesser-known freemium titles for these platforms with a significantly large player base. Warframe was released back in 2013 for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4, in 2014 for Xbox One, and eventually made it’s way to Nintendo Switch in 2018. The game will also be released for the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles. Since the game is or will be, available in all of the world’s most used platforms, what’s stopping it from making it’s way to mobile? As it seems, a recent announcement indicates that a mobile version of Warframe will be available in the near future.
The annual report talks about a potential mobile version of Warframe
The announcement is a part of a broader annual report by Leyou Technologies Holdings Limited. This is the company which owns Digital Extremes, the studio that developed and published Warframe. The 210 page report mostly contains financial details pertaining to Warframe over the past year and its future plans. Now, this is where things get exciting. Here’s one of the many things that Xu Yiran, the Chairman of Leyou, said
When will Warframe Mobile be released?
Even though Digital Extremes did not explicitly announce an upcoming mobile version for Warframe, this statement clearly proves that the company is indeed looking into it. As per his statement, we can safely assume that the developers are probably in the planning stage right now and full-fledged development has not begun for the mobile title. We already saw mobile versions of PUBG and Fortnite, two of the most played video games in the world. Therefore, for a freemium game like Warframe, it will indeed be an ace move right now to come up with a mobile port as it is the most accessible gaming platform.
As per the Chairman’s statement, they might also add cross-platform gameplay for Warframe which means you might be able to play with PC and console players. As of now, we have no idea about an official announcement or release date. It is less likely that the release will happen anytime soon, however, it won’t be too long before the developers finally announce a mobile version for Warframe.