Crytek's "free-to-play" Warface hits Xbox 360 today, but it's not exactly free

You'll need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play latest title from Crysis studio.

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Crysis developer Crytek's free-to-play first-person shooter Warface launched on Xbox 360 today through a public beta. But while the game is free-to-play, you'll need an Xbox Live Gold subscription ($60/year) to actually partake in the action.

Microsoft says the Warface Xbox 360 beta is available beginning today, though you'll need to register at Warface.com/xbox to gain entry. Keys don't appear to be going out to everyone, as I still have not received one.

Warface, which launched on PC last year, runs on Crytek's proprietary CryEngine and pits teams of eight soldiers against one another. The beta allows players to try all four Warface classes (Rifleman, Medic, Engineer, and Sniper) on a variety of maps.

When the game launches in full this spring, players can expect regularly updated content like daily cooperative campaign missions and a "continuous supply" of new maps and guns. Though the game is free-to-play, you can spend real-world money to acquire a host of virtual items.

Discussion

344 comments
tg_unggoy
tg_unggoy

You can't call this a public beta. I signed up with three different accounts the day it opened along with a few friends but none of us have gotten a code so far. A public beta should grant everyone (who signs up) access, otherwise it isn't really a public beta. Right now it looks more like a closed beta.

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

Too busy playing the Free to play games on PS4 that are actually free to play and not Pay To Win. ;)!

blackace
blackace

Might try to check it out. XBox 360 has some decent MMO that are free with XBL Gold. Happy Wars & Ascend: Hand of Kul are pretty fun. You don't have to pay any microtransactions to advance through the game.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Eddieh! You've come baaaack!!! =)

Gabriel Hazeem
Gabriel Hazeem

Im not pulling my xbox 360 out of storage for this

Zombrex
Zombrex

It's DUST 514 all over again.

GaryPowers
GaryPowers

I guess someone has to compete against BF and COD. Hm, even if it is quite generic. 

Stevo_the_gamer
Stevo_the_gamer moderator moderator

F2P generic shooter? Not all that intrigued.

crushbrain
crushbrain

"not exactly free" That's like saying it's  not exactly free because you first have to buy an xbox, pay a monthly electric bill, make a house payment so as to get electricity services, and pay property taxes so as to have a place to play.

Daniel McCann
Daniel McCann

I don't know but I live in the uk and it has trading standards their so I would not sure if they would take ction for misleading this game as a free to play.

Gareth Ross
Gareth Ross

Still no code... it just launched sign up yesturday the beta didnt start did it!?!

Deniz Ozz
Deniz Ozz

7th gen is not for me dude . Sorry ;D

David Chang
David Chang

Played it, the fact that this is the Cryengine and by Crytek but crouch-sliding(which is fun) is mapped to a whole another key is unintuitive..

Jagat Patel
Jagat Patel

i didnt really like the beta on pc, it could have been a lot better

megakick
megakick

F2P SHOOTER? NO THANX...

David Stocker
David Stocker

Still nickel and diming. PC gamers never have to pay for "quality servers". Its like subbing to AOL when you already have an ISP supplying you internet, what is the point?

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

So what makes this game...new? It looks like every shooter out there. 16 player caps, bloody consoles.

David Stocker
David Stocker

Game looks decent...but micro-transactions in an FPS? I don't mind them so much in MMOs, since they are usually cosmetic, but I see a bunch of guns and other gear that cost RL money (points).

Cesar Becerra
Cesar Becerra

P.S. nice going with name calling Ricardo Antonio Joto. ;)

xcollector
xcollector

Nothing on the 360 is free anymore. This isn't new. You need to pay to use the crappy IE browser via a gold subscription even though that is free on windows. Its only going to get worse with the XBONE.

Brian Eyekon Koehler
Brian Eyekon Koehler

yea paying for quality servers is why you use gold i do think they should change their apps require gold policy tho

seanwil545
seanwil545

I wouldn't say PS+ games are free, but the subscription has the "potential" to pay for itself if you find games you would have otherwise purchased.

I recently purchased "Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons" for $15 from my Steam Wish list. This would have been like $15 back if I had PS+ at the time and a PS3, which I will soon own.

Yes, there are a few hypotheticals for sure, but with XBL, you are assured you get nothing back.

Dnice702
Dnice702

am i the only one who notice that if you push a arrow key while the video buffers at the beginning  it turns into a game of snake

Ricardo Antonio Soto
Ricardo Antonio Soto

Cesar Becerra The perks you gain from PS + grossly outweigh the "benefits" of the XBL Gold paywall. Do some research becerro

XoMxcted
XoMxcted

@RiKanKiDD  Pay to play and Pay to win mean two different things. Unless you get something extra (to help you win) when you download it on xbox then it is Pay to play.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

You must be so busy playing all those amazing games on the XBone to be concerned for it? Well good for you, just you stick to your guns... dumb as they are!

Most of my friends that bought XBone on day one are now back playing on the X360.

I won't be playing this either, but for very different reasons... It looks crap!

blackace
blackace

Storage?!? lmao!! Mine has never been in storage and probably won't be for a long, long time. Even my PS3 isn't in storage. Now my Wii, that's a different story.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

@Stevo_the_gamer  It's not generic, it's very good actually. The bad thing here is that it's milking you for money pretty hard.

blackace
blackace

You'll pay the ISP provider first though. lol!!

shinjuki
shinjuki

@AuronAXE


Mass appeal. This game could be huge because it's free so every single person with an Xbox 360 could be playing it.

wickedsc300
wickedsc300

So you will pay for pointless cosmetic upgrades but not something that actually effects gameplay?  Sense you do not make.

RobDev
RobDev

@seanwil545  technically they do give out free games now. Old games yes but free none the less.

seanwil545
seanwil545

@RobDev I can accept that. I will say that if someone offered me some "free" Disco Shoes; I'd probably pass. I might even be mildly insulted.

hwrdstrnsbals
hwrdstrnsbals

@ferittuzer @shinjuki  it would actually be closer to about $700 a year using your retarded logic. Unless you've figured out how to get free internet service and your Xbox console/entertainment system draws zero watts of electricity.


guess you don't think about those things when you live at mommies and she foots the bill for all that stuff...now do ya?