Soulframe release date speculation, trailers, gameplay, and press

Soulframe release date speculation, trailers, gameplay, and press ...

Although there may be no confirmed Soulframe release date at the time of this writing, there are still a lot of things we know about the MMORPG. During TennoCon 2022, Warframe developer Digital Extremes publicly announced the free-to-play game.

Despite the name, Soulframe appears to be heading in a different direction than Warframe with its setting and gameplay, although all information has been sparse from Digital Extremes since its release, although the developer has included a release date for an early build of the game.

Soulframe release date speculation

Soulframe is still in early development and has no release date, although the initial reveal trailer did not give a release date, making it even harder to pin down when the game might arrive in 2023 or 2024.

Thoughts on whether or not you'll be able to play Soulframe in some form in the future are unanswered. Sinclair has stated that he expects the team to launch the game in 2023, though this is not yet established. There will also be regular development streams to keep players engaged, according to Creative Director Geoff Crookes.

Soulframe trailer

Tennocon 2022's main focus was on the Soulframe reveal trailer, which demonstrates Digital Extremes' next major project. However, it does provide some insight into how the game will differ from the previous developers' titles, including Warframe.

Soulframe setting and story

Soulframe is described by Digital Extremes as being heavily influenced by themes of nature, restoration, and exploration. Unlike Warframes futuristic locations and characters, the world of Soulframe seems to be aiming more towards fantasy and magic. There are still hints that Soulframe will not completely stray from sci-fi, with character designs still retaining some futuristic elements, like the players bionic arm.

The NeverEnding Story and Princess Mononoke are named by the Soulframe team as influences for the game, considering that the story might address environmental degradation among other issues.

In a Warframe / Soulframe Transition Stream, the team states that they are working on easter eggs and other connections to tie both games together. With Crookes telling us, Warframe players will notice some similarities to certain looks or choices.

Soulframe Gameplay

No direct gameplay for Soulframe has been shown at this time. However, the development team has shared some basic information since its launch. We do know that the game will be open world, in direct contrast to the smaller missions in early Warframe. In the Washington Post interview, Sinclair also states that he is chasing the short session but high immersion thing where you sign in and you come out of your yurt where you last signed off, so you should be able to stay in the open world at all times.

The Post has also received some information from Creative Director Geoff Crookes concerning where you may be travelling outside of the hub area. According to Crookes, the world itself is a bit enraged by what has been done to it, and the cave networks beneath it tend to shift throughout the day. This might allow you to explore smaller randomised areas for rewards.

Soulframe is expected to be slower to move than Warframe, with a greater emphasis on melee weapons and close-range magic. We have to keep reminding ourselves to keep reining in, drawing inspiration from Elden Ring's combat flow.

Soulframe platforms and crossplay

Soulframe's release platforms haven't been revealed yet. Based on the Warframe release history, a PC release is almost certain. Console versions are harder to nail down, though current-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions seem to be a given.

Soulframe will not support crossplay due to its lack of release platforms. This changed with the PS5 release, allowing cross-gen play between current and last generation PlayStation consoles. This was also revealed during TennoCon 2022 that full crossplay between all systems would finally be available. This is still in development.

Soulframe has everything we know so far. With development still in its early stages, it might be some time before further gameplay is shown, but we'll update you when we've learned more. Take a look at our best Warframe builds, and explore other epic MMOs.