Earlier this year, we learned that Warframe was getting a major open-world update, which had fans on the edge of their seats. Today, we learned that the Warframe Duviri Paradox update has been delayed to 2023.
In a Tweet posted by Warframe's official Twitter account, the developers noted that the update is turning out to be a bit different from their open-world updates in the past. Because of this, they believe a delay is needed in order to "deliver the best experience possible" according to their tweet. While some fans are of course disappointed, we believe that this is actually a good decision on their behalf.
Many games have fallen victim to COVID-19's wrath, meaning that due to workplace restrictions most people were forced to work from home. With Warframe having so many updates on its 2022 roadmap, it's safe to assume that completing all of these goals with a majority of employees working from home would be a monumental task. While other companies and developers completely halted development and progress on projects due to the pandemic, Digital Extremes kept the train moving and allowed the team to continue working on the game from their homes. Again, this is a good thing, but it does come with downsides.
We first learned about the Duviri Paradox update back in 2019, which proves to be a massive overhaul to the game with the implementation of a completely open world for the players to enjoy. During their recent live stream, they went over all of the details surrounding their plans and projects over the next three months, and sadly due to the sheer volume of time and focus needed for Duviri Paradox, it did not make the cut. With the team having very limited resources at their disposal during this trying time, it made this delay a necessary action.
With that being said, this means that the team will be able to fine-tune and enhance the game further to ensure quality. While it may be a slight disappointment since the update was set for release in the Winter of this year, it was a good step on the developer's part to hold off on the release to ensure quality, and keep staff from being overworked. Hopefully, this delay doesn't deter people from being overjoyed about the final product, and with social distancing and restrictions more lax, these delays may be a thing of the past in the large numbers we have seen over the past few years.