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Do you remember that bit in Call of Duty? You know the one I mean. You were a guy—a war guy—and you ran around...
Warface, Crytek's free-to-play near-future military shooter, is by all reports a decent game, if not a particularly noteworthy one. It's done well in Russia, but has struggled to game traction in other parts of the world. Developer Crytek, which is rumored to be struggling with serious financial troubles, no doubt hopes that today's launch on Steam will turn the game's fortunes around.
As this cinematic Warface trailer makes clear, online multiplayer shooters are a lot like Chess. You remember Chess, the game about the panicked movement of pieces around a board that's being assaulted by grenade spam and AK47 fire. Every time you take a piece, it respawns after a few seconds, leading to advanced tactics like surrounding the resurrection spots until the arbitrary round timer has
Crytek's free-to-play shooty shooting game Warface is already open for business in Russia and China, and after a long Western beta period, it will very soon open shop over here too. Monday 21st October is the launch date to write on your face in military crayon, though you can sign up in advance if you already know what online handle you're going to use. (Something with the word 'face' in it,
Crytek's Warface isn't even out of beta, but is already drawing controversy. The developer created sexualized female characters after listening to feedback from players in various regions, despite that men in the game are depicted much more realistically.
Crytek’s free-to-play military FPS, Warface, has just received a free update called the “Sneak Phase” that adds in new maps, female soldiers, and a few other goodies for those who’ve managed to find a way into the closed beta.
There are a few ways of responding to a name as silly as Warface. You could roll your eyes, and declaim it as evidence that the machine that stamps out military first-person shooters in the basement of every major publisher has finally become self-aware. You could laugh and interpret the nod to Kubrick as a sign that Crytek are approaching the Call of Duty sub-genre in the way Full Metal
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has been talking about the developer's "inevitable future" in the free-to-play market as far back as last June, but he's still making sure we're extra aware of the coming change. Speaking to VentureBeat, Yerli predicts it'll take Crytek around two to five years to fully transition to making "triple-A, free-to-play games for the world market."
How's your face? It's not looking particularly warry, but I know of a way you can fix that. The Warface closed beta - sorry, the WARFACE closed beta - is now live. Simply sign up on the site for a chance to replace your face with a more war-hardened one. Also, to play a game of soldiers in an upcoming CryEngine3-powered online shooter.
The evenings may finally be getting lighter, but the Frost Giants who rule this frigid land have yet to be driven back into the icy lairs. If this was the floating city of Columbia (as seen in the spectacular story-driven shooter Bioshock Infinite, this month's cover-star) we'd simply quaff the pyrokinetic vigor known as the Devil's Kiss and turn them into Puddle Giants instead. Alas, we must
Chris, Tom Senior and Martin discover headphones and subsequently blow their own minds. Also featuring discussion of Company of Heroes 2, Warface, and Far Cry 3 co-op - plus your questions from Twitter.
It looks like Crytek's gamble on a free-to-play future is paying off. Warface, their self-described "AAA 4 Free" FPS, can now boast an impressive 5 million registered users in its Russian test market. "Reaching the five million registered users mark speaks volumes about the quality and appeal of Warface," opines Vladimir Nikolsky, VP of Warface's publisher, the Mail.Ru Group. "With a
My warface is a Max Payne-style smirk with a hint of Nicolas Cage crazy-eyes. Crytek's Warface, however, is a CryEngine 3-based free-to-play war shooter. The game, which is curiously not called "WarCry," is currently live in Russia, and we've been hearing for a while that it'll come our way soon -- probably before the end of the year...
Talking to Videogamer about their free-to-play shooter Warface, Crytek boss Cevat Yerli says they're planning to leave retail behind entirely. "Right now," he says, "we are in the transitional phase of our company, transitioning from packaged goods games into an entirely free-to-play experience. "What this entails is that our future, all the new games that we're working on, as well new
You probably don’t associate Crytek with free-to-play games, but now they’re making Warface - a free-to-play FPS running on CryENGINE® 3. According to the devs, making scalable tech isn’t really an issue; the hardest part is in localising WARFACE for different cultures. It sounds like a minefield of etiquette.
[VAMS id="42jV96ndSMBzY"] Warface is Crytek and Trion's inbound free-to-play shooter that boasts triple-A production values and already has a million subscribers in Russia. The new trailer hoists up common assumptions/things no-one has ever actually said - like "world class graphics are never free" and "social and shooter don't mix" - before proving them wrong with BULLETS. See below for
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.
A free to play team shooter built in CryEngine 3 is actually a pretty exciting prospect, even before you factor in the giant mechs. If Warface is fast and accessible enough it could beat Call of Duty a its own game, providing a prettier experience for no money. Perhaps. It's still too early to tell, but it looks like have a chance to get our hands on an early build soon. Crytek are hunting alpha