During this weekend’s Warframe fan convention — TennoCon — Digital Extremes announced a big expansion for the game, one that will introduce an open world environment. The expansion, titled Plains of Eidolon, will arrive later this year and introduce a new feature called “Landscapes” with the game’s first open zone, located on Earth.

The Plains of Eidolon will allow players to roam a “vast natural landscape” and explore it their own way. There they’ll meet the the Ostrons, a group of scavengers who harvest biomechanical tissue from the dormant Orokin Towers. These are the first NPCs players will truly be able to interact with. Players will also find different kinds of missions than what they are used to, such as finding and assembling new Warframes and weapons. And… they’ll be able to make use of Archwings in the zone for both travel and battle purposes.

During TennoCon, Digital Extremes demoed Plains of Eidolon, giving players a 17-minute look at the new zone. The demo can be viewed in full below.

If you’d like to see a bit more of what happened during the convention, a longer video has also been posted by the Warframe team. You can view it here as well.

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  1. Virgil on July 11, 2017

    to bad they dident made and open world mmo from the start….

  2. Volfie on July 11, 2017

    This will be amazing for the game! cant wait to jump in to game try this out when comes probely in agust!

  3. Hellswo on July 11, 2017

    The zone area is instanced … you’re not gonna be there with 100 tenno jumping and doing stuff, the best it “might get” is probably 8 players in a session which is the size of the raid, don’t expect this to be Barrens.

    • thsscapi on July 11, 2017

      That might be a good thing. There wouldn’t be any Grineer left with Tenno everywhere.

    • MrkHUN on July 11, 2017

      I’m actually hoping for that. In my opinion a large instance would not be optimal in any shape or form in a game like warframe.

    • sin on July 11, 2017

      It’s a good start in the right and good direction.
      Give them time to polish game even better, im sure they will come up with a good solution eventually

  4. Sin on July 10, 2017

    If this keeps up warframe might evolve to a fully open world mmorpg one day.

  5. Rea on July 10, 2017

    Droping a full open world area with dinamic events and day/night cicle in a game who is full instance based since 2013, this is what i call evolution

    • Kevin Flemming on July 10, 2017

      Yeah, I’m actually interested if this plays out well for them. The only thing that put me off the game, was the instanced areas.