Just a few months ago, Digital Extremes announced that its annual Warframe event called Tennocon would be going the digital route given the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Well, it seems even that isn’t going as intended, as Warframe Tennocon has been delayed.
The new Warframe Tennocon 2020 date is set for August 1, and the studio has released a video announcing why this is happening, as well as the message posted on the official Warframe forums.
1) It’s a Digital Event – we can give ourselves the time we need.
It’s been a turbulent year! COVID has forced us to adapt to new work from home development realities (and the obstacles that come with that!) and we’ve also had to make changes to our TennoCon plan so we can do it remotely. Because of this, we’ve had to make the tough decision to move TennoCon to later this summer. This will give us the time to make sure we can put on an awesome show – and deliver the magic of TennoCon – to our community worldwide!
2) We have a history with dates and ambition.
As recently as last year, we had immovable dates that put us in less than ideal situations for the game. We are making this choice using our past experience to guide us. We have a lot of Buried Debts in terms of ideas we’ve shown (but not shipped), and we want our TennoCon 2020 presentation to be an unmistakable reveal of what you see is what you get. We don’t want to show a demo and release something months and months later. We want to ship what we show (when it’s ready, of course)!
As for Baro, he’ll be making a second visit in this new date window. We will be honoring the first visit, and simply adding a second!
We will see you on August 1st for an amazing day online. We can’t wait to share it with you.
Once we know more details about this, we’ll be sure to let you know. We’ll of course report on any new Warframe developments, so make sure to check the site regularly.