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Online shooter Warframe to feature GPU PhysX support

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Eager to see what kind of GPU PhysX games can one expect in 2013?

Welcome Warframe – online free-to-play third person shooter/slasher, being developed by Digital Extremes, a company that has brought as games such as The Darkness 2 and Dark Sector.

Update: official PhysX trailer available

As wielders of Warframes, ancient combat exoskeletons, players will have to fight their way, with swords and guns, through procedurally generated levels across the Solar System.

Intense cooperative PvE (up to 4 players) gameplay of Warframe is complemented by several MMO-style features, such as crafting system, upgradable equipment and weapons, boss raids, etc.

Warframe is based on the last generation of Digital Extemes’ in-house engine – Evolution Engine – which features not only very nice, DX 11 enhanced visuals, but also PhysX SDK 3.2 and APEX 1.2 integrations.

CPU physics level, based on latest PhysX SDK 3.2.2, is represented by character controller, rigid body physics and ragdolls, while APEX Turbulence and APEX Particles modules (version 1.2.2) are powering the extra GPU accelerated effects.

So far, GPU PhysX support is implemented in a form of turbulence particles, emitted from dissolving dead bodies, explosive barrels and also by some special abilities of the Warframes.

Particle effects are unobtrusive, well optimized and blend nicely in a dark, metallic environments of the game.

Warframe is currently in Closed Beta state and is slated for release in 2013. Be sure to check for more information.

And to keep an eye on other upcoming projects, featuring PhysX support, don’t forget to visit our Upcoming GPU PhysX games page.

Written by Zogrim

January 31st, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Posted in PhysX Games

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6 Responses to 'Online shooter Warframe to feature GPU PhysX support'

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  1. hej pls how can i turn on PhysX in this game ? in beta .. i cant allowe it



    19 Feb 13 at 6:08 pm

  2. MicrO:
    hej pls how can i turn on PhysX in this game ? in beta .. i cant allowe it

    “Display” -> “Nvidia PhysX Effects” checkbox is not working for you ?



    19 Feb 13 at 6:53 pm

  3. Zogrim: “Display” -> “Nvidia PhysX Effects” checkbox is not working for you ?

    I have the same problem here, I even checked if I had PhysX installed. I have it. Yet the shit won’t work, bro. D:



    19 Feb 13 at 7:17 pm

  4. Well, I just re-checked, and all seems to be working on my end.


    GTX 580, 313.96 GPU Drivers.

    You must also remember that PhysX effects in Warframe are yet preliminary- no impact sparks or debris, just some minor Turbulence effects – maybe you just haven’t encountered them yet.



    19 Feb 13 at 7:56 pm

  5. nono, i cant accept PhysX effect in game .. and i tried newest and older drivers .. same



    26 Feb 13 at 8:05 pm

  6. MicrO: and i tried newest and older drivers

    Nothing I can help, mate.
    You better bring this issue to Warframe forums, maybe devs will be able to address it.



    26 Feb 13 at 9:58 pm

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