Warface has two million registered users in Russia. This marks Crytek's grand entrance into the freemium era, after CEO Cevat Yerli announced in June that all future projects from Crytek will be F2P. The budget for Warface and each of Crytek's other F2P titles is "between $10 million to $30 million... but at the price-point of $0 entry," Yerli said.
Warface® in the West
AAA Free-to-Play Social First Person Shooter to be offered through GFACE®
Redwood Shores, CA and Frankfurt, Germany (July 26, 2012) - Leading premium online games company Trion Worlds and Crytek announced today they will co-publish and co-operate the award-winning online first-person shooter (FPS) Warface® in North America, Europe, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand, through GFACE® powered by the Trion platform.
"Trion is the company spearheading a revolution in gaming through delivering premium online games across big genres powered by a proven, cutting edge platform," said Cevat Yerli, CEO and founder of Crytek. "The combination of this platform, GFACE and Warface shows Crytek's commitment to finding innovative new ways to bring superior gaming experiences and AAA titles to gamers. That's why we are creating strong strategic alliances with the best online publishers across the world."
"Crytek has repeatedly proven their foresight and they are doing that again by leading the shift towards delivering high-quality, free-to-play, online games," Dr. Lars Buttler, CEO and founder, Trion Worlds, said. "We are very impressed with Warface and Crytek's commitment to polished gameplay, amazing graphics, technical excellence, and real innovation. We very much feel that we are kindred companies and stand strong together."
Currently live in Russia, and boasting more than two million registered users, Warface recently won Best Game and Best Graphics at the Russian KRI Awards after breaking player concurrency records within four weeks of its launch.
Warface is a vast online universe, set in the near future. The game offers a cinematic experience with next gen visuals, AI and physics based on Crytek's proprietary CryENGINE® 3 game development solution. Warface provides gamers with a constantly updated extensive PVE (player versus environment) universe full of dramatic multiplayer co-op missions, a full set of class based PVP (player versus player) and will be available for PC via Crytek's free-to-play social platform GFACE.
Warface is an original Crytek game, developed by Crytek Kiev and co-produced Crytek Frankfurt.
Trion's platform, codenamed Red Door, was announced Fall 2011, and is a full-scale publishing and development solution for premium online games, enabling unprecedented flexibility and control for game monetization teams, ideal for the free-to-play model. The platform offers a sophisticated server architecture and proprietary toolsets positioned to radically speed up the time-to-market for developers who want to create the next generation of AAA games for connected devices.