Free to play games have never had it so good. Tribes Ascend, Bioware Mythic’s upcoming Ultima game, and now, Crytek is teaming with Trion to introduce Warfare in the west. Warface is a massively multiplayer online FPS, and is currently live in Russian with more than 2 million registered users plus a few awards under it’s belt.
Speaking to GamesIndustryBiz, Trion CEO Lars Butler and Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli stated:
If you look at the online RPGs that came first, when they were just PvP, they were quite niche. The addition of strong, large-scale PvE really made them mass-market. We think that with Warface being both PvP and PvE and really social, the game can dramatically extend the player base for online FPS.
More impressively, it runs off a propriety Crytek 3 engine. Crytek/Trion will co-publish the game across North America, Europe, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand via GFACE, Crytek’s F2P social platform. China and Korean releases are also planned.
Stay tuned for an official release date.