Crysis developer releases free-to-play FPS browser game Warface

By on October 22, 2013, 12:30 PM

Crytek is well known for its graphically impressive and visually stunning games on PC and console, but now the developer is taking its expertise down another path, browser games.

Crytek's new title is a free to play browser game called Warface. While it doesn't show off Crytek's graphical prowess the way the Crysis series does, many have suggested its the development team's most accessible game to date.

It is just a standard military FPS at its core, but with Crytek's style and level of experience written all over it. There are four separate soldier classes available and Crytek says the game will be updated regularly with new cooperative and competitive game modes and content packs. Reports say that you'll have to play about 30 minutes into the tutorial in order to unlock the medic class and about an hour for the engineer class. Head below to check out the Warface launch trailer.

It is interesting to see a highly respected developer of Crytek's caliber enter the free-to-play browser space. The move is part of a larger plan to introduce the company's new browser based gaming platform called Gface. Warface (which appears to be named after the platform) is also part of the company's strategy to familiarize gamers with its new web-based gaming system. Users will need to sign up to Gface in order to access Warface. Gface also acts as a social hub for gamers as well, providing chat functionality and a UI for organizing game sessions.

Warface is now available to play free in North America, Europe, and Turkey on PC. Crytek has also added English, French, German, and Turkish localizations with additional language support coming in the future.




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dunebeetle said:

Why do developers keep wasting money on games that we've already played before?

davislane1 davislane1 said:

Can't seem to get it to work in Chrome. No matter what I try, it keeps asking for the extension (which is already installed).

EEatGDL said:

Finally!! Me and other friend have been in the BETA for months just imagining what it would be to play it with the rest of our friends. Co-op is challenging and well accomplished, teamwork in versus is very important and with the given and unlockable weapons is enough to be balanced.

Graphically is not that demanding, I'm sure any decent DX 9 capable PC can play it just fine. Depending on the co-op mission of the day, even in normal difficulty it may be impossible.

davislane1 davislane1 said:

Why do developers keep wasting money on games that we've already played before?

Because people keep buying/playing them.

4 people like this | JC713 JC713 said:

I played this game in the Alpha and beta, it sucked.

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Why do developers keep wasting money on games that we've already played before?
Because it takes less effort to optimize a preexisting game, than it does to create a new one. And making it browser based might entice a new audience, that has never played the game. Short answer is more money for less effort.

seanp789 said:

I played a couple rounds of coop and it was pretty boring. Graphics are ok but the game feels like something you would play on your ipad not your pc.

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

Wow, this kinda 3D game can run inside a browser? That's what I'm most impressed about.

Guest said:

FPS developers should hire me give them ideas on new stuff. Seems they hired all the technical people but forgot to hire the creative ones.

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

FPS developers should hire me give them ideas on new stuff. Seems they hired all the technical people but forgot to hire the creative ones.
It is funny how everyone thinks this, but then when given the opportunity what happens? They become the very ones they were talking about.

super204 said:

This case was packed so nice and while a little awkward to slide cover in, it is beautiful once hanging. Great value for the price.

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