Warface Closed Beta “Coming Soon” Despite Trion Worlds Layoffs
Despite silence since April, Warface is still set for a Western release.
Crytek’s free to play first person shooter Warface is one of the few dark horses in the shooter world. Beginning from its humble origins in Russia, it quickly rose to over 9 million players just a year later. While we know Crytek inked a deal with Trion Worlds to release the game in Europe and the United States, there have been no updates since the closed beta ended in April.
In fact, Trion Worlds removed Warface from its website following layoffs from the studio and converting RIFT into a free to play title. VentureBeat previously reported a spokesperson of the developer stating that, “Crytek is not commenting on the status of its relationship with Trion at this time.”
However, Crytek’s Joshua Howard recently came out to announce that, “After some weeks of silence, we’d like to give you an update on where we currently stand with Warface.
“First and foremost, we’d like to thank you for your feedback and patience over the past couple of months. We hope you know that all feedback is incredibly valuable, since Warface is aimed at being a game service rather than “just a game”: it will regularly be updated, improved, and adjusted to provide you all with the most exciting gaming experience possible.
“Although Warface is currently not available in Europe and North America, our teams are not sitting still; we have been compiling all sorts of comments and suggestions to optimize Warface as much as possible.
“Additionally, we are working hard on setting up the infrastructure required to make Warface the best it can be ahead of its full release. This process will take some more time and we are aiming to announce another Closed Beta phase soon.
“Everyone is working very hard to make this happen and we are very optimistic about Warface’s future. Personally, I’d like to thank you all again for your ongoing support and for taking the time to drop us a line with your thoughts and comments. Our goal for now is to keep improving! In the meantime, keep an eye on our official news channels for more updates.”
Stay tuned for more news on the game in the coming months.