Crytek's FPS Warface Hits Steam, Dev Promises New Content Every Day

Free-to-play shooter now available on Valve's mega-popular digital platform.

Amid claims about Crytek's reported rocky financial stability, the developer today released its free-to-play first-person shooter Warface on Valve's PC digital distribution platform Steam.

The game is already available through Crytek's own Gface client for PC, as well as Xbox 360. Just like those versions, Warface on Steam includes daily new missions and other regular content releases as a means to "keep everyone returning to the front line," Crytek says.

Warface is available on Steam in North America, Europe, Turkey, Australia, and New Zealand. It's been localized into English, French, German, Turkish, and Polish.

"Bringing Warface to Steam paves the way for a new audience to discover the game's engrossing cooperative and competitive action; completely for free," Warface franchise director Hasit Zala said in a statement. "As well as putting the power of CryEngine to work, Warface draws on Crytek's FPS expertise to ensure players are immersed in the heat of battle--whether they're jumping in for a quick game with friends or dedicating more time to the game's extensive multiplayer modes."

Warface includes four soldier classes (Rifleman, Sniper, Engineer, Medic), and lets you either play team-based co-op missions or take part in head-to-head skirmishes in the Versus mode. Crytek has also published the Warface Steam PC specs, which you can see below.

The release of Warface on Steam comes as reports of supposedly tough times at Crytek have bubbled to the surface. According to media reports, morale at the studio is "low," and in some cases, Crytek has apparently failed to pay employees on time.

In addition to Warface, Crytek's offices around the world are working on 2015 Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC shooter Homefront: The Revolution, and PC games Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age and Arena of Fate. One game that is reportedly not in development at Crytek is a sequel to Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome. This game was supposedly canceled recently.

Crytek PC system requirements:

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2 GHz or AMD Dual-Core 2 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or AMD ATI Radeon 3650
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.6 GHz or AMD Dual-Core 2.6 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT or better, AMD Radeon 3870 or better
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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36 comments
pamkinman
pamkinman

Biggest bulshit about this game is that three EU countries Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are ip blocked in eu servers and have to play on Russian warface version which isn't translated into English

Void-995
Void-995

Do you know what sucks more? Game is not that bad, it's pretty interesting for a while, but multiplayer (I mean PVP) lacks of good oldschool maps really (just look at map design in official CS maps or something). The thing that sucks is that fact, that game is region restricted! All exUSSR countries can't play like normal people, they have to worship to sh1tty Mail.RU services to get to the game, and they can't play in any other service (like Steam or GFace) and in any other region. I hate to have Russian localization of the game, I always like to play English one, I want to play at servers somewhere from EU, because my ping is obviously lower there. But NO! I have to worship Mail.RU. What are hell they were thinking about? Especially when studio that makes the game is located in Kiev. Damn...

oldtobie
oldtobie

I thought I'd ignore the cynicism and give it a try. From a person with experience, the game sucks.


bourne714
bourne714

The borrowed mechanics from Crysis was the only good thing about Warface. Everything else was complete garbage. It looks like a PS2 game. Well, maybe not that bad, but pretty bad.

quicktim3
quicktim3

free to play? 


now wonder crytek is having financial troubles

delta5931
delta5931

Not a good game... Not a good game at all...

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

Rut roh where are you guys located that you cannot play this ?

saltful
saltful

Is this US only or what?

archav3n
archav3n

A free to play game and region restricted? That's pretty stupid move if you asked me.

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

"Daily missions" is not new content. They'll most likely be tasks like "Kill 5 people in one game to earn 500 exp" just to give people an incentive to come back everyday.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

The real question is: 'Is Crytec the next THQ?'

Saidrex
Saidrex

Thx Crytek for "NOT AVIALIABLE IN YOUR REGION".

bernard978
bernard978

"mega-popular digital platform" ....

pongley
pongley

Daily? Really? Come on, just be realistic about it. You're not going to consistently release new content every day. Even if you release content a couple of times a week they're going to be tacky carbon copies and that's just going to make you look stupid.
Why do these developers always have to come up with these gimmicks? Just make a game with solid mechanics that are fun to use and make extra content consistently, whether it's once a month or once a quarter. But once a day is going to be shite and you know it.

Gamer3344
Gamer3344

Not available for me, region restricted I guess

quakke
quakke

Yay, another slow Modern Military Shooter. Just what i wanted.. *FACEPALM

brande77
brande77

@Void-995 Wow, they have that? Valve should learn from this and apply the same thing to DOTA 2.

pamkinman
pamkinman

Crytek has a contract whit wf.mail.ru which is blocking some eu countries to play warface and is forcing them to play on Russian version which isn't translated into english

hystavito
hystavito

@archav3n Probably some pain in the b*tt legal thing, I mean yeah you'd think they want everyone to be able to play it.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@archav3n It makes no sense at all... not that region coding does anyway.

mr_nee
mr_nee

@veryDERPY I guess you're not a bot then. Bots beleive that KZ:SF is the most generic FPS of all time

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@veryDERPY Call of Duty is the most generic fps ever.

Warface manages to be at least somewhat different from other shooters

pamkinman
pamkinman

They are doing new co-op maps every day

VIVATUS
VIVATUS

@pongley you can release one camouflage pattern each day. that counts as content:)

Void-995
Void-995

@brande77 You have enough of "world of mamku ebal"? I just don't get what do you want to do with DOTA2. I haven't played it, really. I'm not a big fan of that genre, so I don't know the entire situation and your suffering. :)

veryDERPY
veryDERPY

@Spartan_418 @veryDERPY cod was among the original and EVERYTHING took on cod4/mw2

you telling me everything that copied it somehow made the original generic? sure thing 

brande77
brande77

@Void-995 I don't really play either, but Russian people playing on West EU servers is pretty famous.