The studio behind Crysis and a major MMO dev team up to bring the free-to-play FPS to the masses (in Western countries, at least).
More details after the jump.
The deal between the two companies will see them bring Warface (currently accepting signups for their closed beta) to the United States, New Zealand, Turkey, Australia, and Europe. In the past, Crytek's had their games published through EA, but in the collaboration with the Rift and End of Nations developer, they'll be splitting the risk getting the CryEngine 3 game out to shooter fans.
Trion Worlds will be releasing the game through their GFACE platform (essentially the thing that lets them and Crytek monetize Warface). It's currently live in Russia where Crytek can already boast a solid following for the shooter.
Here's the official synopsis:
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.
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