Warface registers one million players in Russia

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According to the official site, Warface is "AAA4FREE!" What I think that's trying to say is that it will be a big budget game driven by a powerful engine that will cost you no money to play. It's being made by Crytek, who made Crysis using their CryEngine. It's a good job they haven't stuck to their naming conventions or we'd be talking about 'Cryface' right now.

Anyway, it's doing very well. It's in closed beta over here but the shooter seems to have taken Russia by storm. GamesIndustry International mention that it currently has ONE MILLION subscribers over there. 28,000 players were seen playing at the same time, which is apparently a Russian record. The early Warface trailers look pretty smart, and the addition of a good mech always go a long way. Early indications suggest this might be one to keep an eye on. You can sign up for the closed beta on the Warface site.

The Witcher 2 is doing quite well: 1.1 million copies sold last year

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It's been a good year for the Witcher 2. Big updates and free DLC packs have added new missions, bug fixes, balance changes and new game modes. It looks as though it's all paid off. Eurogamer report that 1,110,055 copies of The Witcher 2 made it into PC gamers' hands last year. 270 thousand of those were sold digitally, 40,000 through CD Project's digi distribution service, Good Old Games.

The even more surprising figure, CD Projekt's point of view, is that the original Witcher also did quite well, shifting 400,000 copies. "The sales results for The Witcher, five years on from the game's premier, are remarkable," CD Projekt Red managing director Adam Badowski told Eurogamer. "If anything, they prove that the content we put into our games ages well. The Witcher will continue to generate buzz in the coming years."

The Witcher 2 will certainly create a buzz in the coming months. The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition is due out on April 17. The 1.1 million players who already have a copy will get their version upgraded for free.