Crytek Studios, in conjunction with Crytek Seoul, have teamed up to develop an online FPS title named Warface. The military themed shooter takes place in the near future and, until further notice, will only be released in Korea and other Asian countries. This is the first online-themed shooter Crytek (Far Cry series, Crysis) will be releasing. Warface will feature the CryENGINE 3 engine which will fuel an extensive PvE world complete with multiplayer co-op missions, class based PvP options, and will be available on PC. The game will support a free-to-play online model with no monthly fees.
President and CEO of Crytek, Cevat Yerli, shows his excitement for the title’s release overseas:
“Our passion is to always deliver the best gaming experience possible. That’s why we opened our Crytek Seoul office in 2008 which today enables us to offer a game that is tailored to suit its market. We’re excited to debut with Warface in South Korea and to deliver a compelling and truly unique experience soon.”
The Korean market is no stranger to the online gaming market, Starcraft 2 is wildly popular there (they even hold tournaments where thousands attend to watch, in addition to being broadcast). There aren’t many online-shooters that have that kind of following, save for Counter-Strike, which is what Crytek is aiming to encroach upon.
There’s no doubt that like myself, others would like to see this game come to the states on either PC or console form. Although, judging how the private beta footage Crysis 2 looked, people could be hesitant on picking up an online-only Crytek game. It is footage from a beta though and all kinds of improvements could have been made already, the final product will tell the tale, though.
Warface has no release date yet, but will be releasing only on the PC.