Nitro Games secures an additional €3.5 million to advance their ongoing development
Finnish developer Nitro Games has recently solidified its commitment to the development of a mobile version of the popular game Warframe, securing an additional €3.5 million in funding. This expanded agreement, supported by Warframe creator and IP holder Digital Extremes, builds upon previous investments, including €1.2 million granted in August 2023. With deals between the companies dating back to July 2021, the total order value now stands at approximately €12.5 million.
Anticipation is high for the completion of the mobile adaptation of Warframe, expected sometime this year, coinciding with the 11th anniversary of its PC launch in 2013. Over the years, Warframe has expanded its reach to various consoles, including those from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, and introduced cross-play support in 2022. The recent addition of cross-platform saves in January 2024 further enhances player experience, enabling progress to be seamlessly transferred between platforms.
Nitro Games expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration, highlighting its strategy of offering game development services to selected clients in addition to developing its own IP. The MMO Warframe, known for its procedurally generated levels and innovative gameplay blending elements of shooters, RPGs, and close-combat fighters, is expected to transition smoothly to mobile, given its microtransaction-driven business model.
CEO Jussi Tähtinen emphasized the significance of the expanded collaboration with Digital Extremes, citing it as a proud moment aligning with Nitro Games' vision and strategy. Notably, Nitro Games has previously collaborated with TikTok to develop HTML5 games, further showcasing its versatility and expertise in the gaming industry.
Source: adapted from an article by Aaron Astle, News Editor for PocketGamer.biz.