On March 21, 2013, the open beta for the free-to-play title Warframe from developer Digital Extremes began on PC. Now, almost five years later, the game has received new expansions and made its way to both PS4 and Xbox One. In order to celebrate the upcoming five-year anniversary, the developers detailed several milestones players have crossed in this time, along with revealing the dates of this year’s TennoCon.
Most importantly, we have learned that in the five years Warframe has been on the market, it has over 38 million registered users (38,083,936 to be exact, according to the press release). While the game is free-to-play, this is still a very impressive number of players for any title. According to the developers, over 8 million players have joined in the last year alone.
As for other in-game milestones, players have created 52,972,344 Warframes, crafted 234,766,197 weapons, and participated in 41,765,109 Stalker eliminations. The developers also revealed that over the course of the last five years, people have spent a combined total of 136,747 years playing Warframe. Steve Sinclair, Creative Director at Digital Extreme, reminisced about the last five years of Warframe:
“Can it really be five years? When we started Warframe it was a 750MB install with one level. We had no expectations it would endure even half as long. But you, our Tenno, showed up and guided us and gave us hell! With your support we’ve continued to grow and experiment and with your blessing we’ll continue to do just that. There is still so much left to do… together. On behalf of the team here at Digital Extremes, thank you Tenno. See you at TennoCon!”
Speaking of TennoCon, Digital Extremes also unveiled the dates for this year’s convention. TennoCon 2018 will take place in London, Ontario, Canada, on July 7. Below, you can check out some images detailing these milestones. Waframe is currently available on PC, PS4, Xbox One.