Developers Crytek and Trion Worlds will officially be teaming up to bring the AAA quality, free to play, first person shooter Warface to North America, New Zealand, Turkey and the U.K.
Trion CEO Dr. Lars Butler spoke to venutrebeat about their alliance with Crytek as well as Warface’s potential to change the face of the industry.
“Crytek has repeatedly proven their foresight and they are doing that again by leading the shift toward delivering high-quality, free-to-play, [and] online games,” Butler 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’re kindred companies and stand strong together.”
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, in an interview with vg247, explained what his company and Trion are trying to achieve by brining Warface to the masses.
“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,” Yerli said. “That’s why we are creating strong strategic alliances with the best online publishers across the world.”
Warface, which is set in the near future, was developed using Crytek’s CryEngine 3. That means fancy HD graphics and immersive environments comparable to former CryEngine 3 based titles like Crysis 2.
Warface is currently available in Russia and its online community already boasts over two million users. It even won two awards for best game and best graphics at Russias Game Developer’s Conference in May.
A beta version is in the works for the rest of us, but no start date has been revealed. Sign-ups have started through, so check them out here.