Darksiders developer’s Wayfinder ditches free-to-play and online following split from Warframe studio

Wayfinder, the free-to-play online action-RPG from Darksiders developer Airship Syndicate, has been reworked and reannounced as a single-player paid title following Warframe developer Digital Extremes’ decision to hand back publishing rights late last year.

Wayfinder released into early access last August as an online fantasy action-RPG with a free-to-play monetisation model similar to Warframe. This initial version combined small-scale dungeon crawling for up to three players with larger open zones accommodating 30-40 players.

However, after difficult year – Wayfinder amassed thousands of negative Steam reviews at launch as it battled with servers issues, then faced uncertainty after Digital Extremes closed its publishing arm and handed the rights back to Airship – it’s now received a significant overhaul.

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