TennoCon 2018 had a lot to live up to. Fresh off of last years reveal of their first open world project, Plains of Eidolon, Digital Extremes had its work cut out for it if it was going to match or surpass the hype and playercount that the reveal last year gave them. They definitely swung for the fences this year, announcing not one but TWO expansions for their free to play third person looter, Warframe.
Aside from announcing the Nintendo Switch version of the game (which looks incredible, by the way), Digital Extremes announced that the upcoming expansion would be titled Fortuna. Set in an open world environment on the planet Venus, Fortuna will introduce a brand new faction to the game called Solaris United. Solaris United are cyborgs who've made their home in this Blade Runner style 'Debt-Interment Colony' who will be a major part of the Warframe lore continuity.
Fortuna will be an open world hub like Cetus was in Plains of Eidolon last year. It will have an open world area that players can explore between completing missions and will offer some "unique visuals", though what those visuals are beyond what was shown in the trailer is unclear at this time.
However, Fortuna isn't the only place players will be heading to on their adventures. Also revealed during the TennoLive keynote was a second expansion, "Codename: Railjack". It will release in the next year or so, and will "elevate players from Venusian landscape into the stars." Railjack will introduce space combat to the game and will allow players to pilot their own spaceship and take part in frenetic space battles. Players will be able to dive into these battles solo or with up to three other friends. Its an incredibly ambitious direction for Digital Extremes to take with Warframe, but we're excited to see where it goes and how they pull it off. More freedom to explore the game is never a bad thing, and Warframe is giving players that option in spades.