Warframe's space-battling Empyrean update now available on Xbox One and PS4

Switch version due next year.

Following its release on PC last week, Warframe's long-awaited Empyrean update, which brings deep space combat to the free-to-play sci-fi hit, is now available on Xbox One and PS4.

Empyrean, you might recall, was initially unveiled at last year's TennoCon, under the name Project Railjack. The accompanying trailer, which showed teams of players being whisked into the darkness of space in their upgradable battleships to challenge huge enemy vessels, still does a wonderful job of conveying the thrill of combat among the stars.

Railjack battling is intended to be a co-operative experience (better balancing for solo play is coming later), with teams of four able to serve different roles during encounter - namely tactical, piloting, gunnery, and engineering. Before all that, however, players must assemble their Railjacks by completing quests and gathering resources - something that's been possible since the release of Warframe's Rising Tide update - and then it's time to fly.

When not careening through space in a frenzy of combat, player can focus their efforts on upgrading their ship, whether it be through simple aesthetic tweaks - such as customisable names and colours - to functional improvements for weapons, armour, or power.

Empyrean is available now on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, and developer Digital Extremes says that Switch players will be able to enjoy the update next year.

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