For anyone not familiar with the game developing studio Digital Extremes, they are behind the popular free-to-play sci-fi shooter Warframe. Today, in a statement on their official website, the developers told fans that they are working on another project called Keystone.
Keystone will be a free-to-play “competitive first-person shooter with a distinct blend of first-person action and deck-building strategies.” According to the statement, the success of Warframe has allowed Digital Extremes to create a secondary core development team which will work internally to create this new title. For Warframe fans, that means the game won’t be left in the dust. Sheldon Carter, Digital Extremes studio head, had this to say:
“Keystone originates from our roots in the FPS world and mixing genres like we have done with Warframe. We believe there’s room to expand the confines of what defines a good FPS and hope our community will see the potential and get on board for the ride.”
Warframe is widely enjoyed by its community and Digital Extremes has always been very involved with its fans. The developers and team members host multiple live streams on their Twitch channel. Earlier this week, they even announced a cosplay contest to get fans excited for their upcoming event, the TennoCon. This bodes well for Keystone as Warframe is known as a solid free-to-play title with excellent developers.
Invitations to the Keystone alpha will be sent out this Thursday in order to prepare players for the first session which will begin the follow day on Friday, May 26th and end on Monday, May 29th. If you are interested in getting “on board for the ride”, make sure you visit Keystone’s official website to sign up for the alpha.