Digital Extremes has announced that their new project will be Warframe. The free-to-play game will have a sci-fi focus and marks a return by the studio to PC development

“We’ve heard for years now that PC gaming is dead,” said head of Digital Extremes James Schmalz. “It isn’t dead; it just went underground for a few years and is now re-emerging with this massively growing free-to-play market that has matured to the point where the quality of games we’re seeing rivals many AAA retail games.”

Digital Extremes is looking to release Warframe into beta in Fall 2012.