Crytek going free-to-play with class-based shooter Warface

The Game Developers Conference dominated much of the gaming news last week, but Crytek snuck out  a trailer for its first free-to-play title.

Warface is set to be the Crytek’s first microtransaction-based title, and the studio is following in the footsteps of Valve’s Team Fortress 2 as it is a class-based shooter. The obvious difference here is that Warface looks much more like Call of Duty or Battlefield 3 with the trailer showing a modern setting with urban action– also, mechs.

Crytek’s CryEngine is looking as pretty as ever here, but the game is not all about graphics. Warface will offer typical player versus player action, but there will also be cooperative multiplay modes as well. Crytek says Warface is “especially dedicated to the Korean and other Asian markets,” so details on a Western release are still unclear.

Warface will be entering closed beta later this year, and Crytek is currently accepting applications on the official site.

Source: Official site

  • Eric Leslie

    Oh good, another modern warfare setting. I am very excitezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    • Jonathan Downin

      I understand the skepticism, but BF3 and TF2 are pretty good. And CryEngine is looking great. I have no complaints about them trying, and I tried MS Flight because it was free. I applaud the attempt here, but we will all have to wait and see.

      • Eric Leslie

        Agreed – I certainly think there’s *always* room for someone to come along and do something better, or even just do it well enough to be worth noticing. It’s just harder for me to muster enthusiasm the more crowded the field gets. That’s not their fault at all, just a sense of oversaturation.