Crytek shows its Warface

Nearly two years after revealing mystery IP, German developer registers title with US Patent and Trademark Office for use with game software.

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In May 2007, Frankfurt, Germany-based Crytek announced it was working on an all-new IP at its satellite studio in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. At the time, the PC-centric developer of Crysis and the original Far Cry gave few details about the game, other than that it would use the same CryEngine 2 as Crysis. However, CEO managing director Faruk Yerli made a point of saying that the middleware can "run on multiple platforms," sparking speculation it could be Crytek's first console effort.*

That's not a war face! Now let me see your war face!

This week, rumors about Crytek's mystery game flared up again, thanks to a filing with the US Patent and Trademark office. The filing, first submitted on February 25, registers the title "Warface" and covers ancillary forms of entertainment such as "computer enhancements for games" and "multimedia publishing of books, magazines, journals, software, games, and music."

Is Warface the title for the previously revealed game? Or is it the unnamed PSP title that's reportedly in the works at Crytek's studio in Budapest, Hungary? For now, there is no firm answer. Attempts to solicit comment from Crytek or its publishing partner Electronic Arts were unsuccessful as of press time.

*=Far Cry publisher Ubisoft internally developed the game's console spin-offs Far Cry Instincts, Far Cry Instincts Evolution, and Far Cry Vengeance, as well as sequel Far Cry 2. It bought the Far Cry IP outright in 2006.

Discussion

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advanracer
advanracer

Quit arguing. Buncha Fanboys. If you have the money to burn..buy em all and be happy. hah. Cant wait till the Max Edition comes out. With all the Dev sites like crymod.com where you can totally mod up all crysis and crysis warhead; I gota admit its gona be another interesting yet fun year for the ones who can smoothly run crysis and crysis warhead without..fryin up their system lol. hmmm.. kinda miss playin crysis...come to think of it. I'm gona load it up now hahaha. Cheers.

Faren451
Faren451

Isaac, I personally disliked the Halo games and found them to be silly and shallow. I didn't bother finishing any of them. Crytek raised the gaming bar years ago with Far Cry, and they did it again with Crysis; the tech rocks, and so do the games. I think Crysis and Warhead are fantastic games, and no-one can call the game-play shallow, even if the storyline is a little cliche'. Those who enjoy run 'n gun console games like Halo should stick with them; there are hundreds of similar titles to choose from so you should be happy. Those of us who prefer games with a little more realism, the atmospheric ones that challenge your mind and not just your reflexes, look forward eagerly to future Crytek releases. PS. I hope you're being sarcastic quoting 80,000 units sold. Despite being pirated into oblivion Crysis went platinum a few months after being released.

isaac2580
isaac2580

ok. mister sammojo. crysis is a comercial FAILURE even crytech knows that. i own a gaming pc , i have played crysis from start to finish and yes is a very impresive tech demo but thats it. crysis is boring . the story boring. the characters boring. after all the amzing graphics crysis is a very hollow game. dont wet your panties is just my opinion.

Sammojo
Sammojo

Haha isaac, 'LOUSY GAME by crytek.' That's what the people who can't run Crysis say. Crysis is an amazing game, largely because of the engine it runs on. The Cryengine 3 demo looks like it could be the engine being used for this new game/s if it's going to be multiplat.

isaac2580
isaac2580

i know all about this new game: its going to be (like crysis) a game that only a few people can or care to play. Its going to look good on the first few levels but then its going to get boring pretty soon (like crysis) its going to sell like 80 000 copies , (like crysis) meanwhile other FPS (like halo 3 ) that only require a cheap consloe(lilke the 360) sells like 9million copies arround the world. its going to be another LOUSY GAME by crytec. cry me a river crythech when your next big blockbuster fails.

nyranasaurus
nyranasaurus

well with that all being said and done with consoles vs PC's. Actually consoles are ALOT cheaper to buy than a pc because if you do want to play the new games as they come out you DO have to upgrade your computer once every 3 years after you spend top dollars and stupid new Operating systems come out etc etc (DONT GET VISTA IF YOUR A GAMER THOUGH Dx10 is not worth the performance hit) However console gaming is a million miles away from the intense gaming of a pc game. Consoles dont get Rome Total War or Empire Total War. They dont get games like Heroes of might and magic. They dont get games like Civilization 3 or Fleshed out versions of Civ 4. They dont get the fleshed out versions of The Sims. (Sorry the sims was EXTREMELY WATERED DOWN ON CONSOLE, practically a whole different game compare to pc). Consoles also dont get the some of the most amazing driving games out there they get watered down versions of Formula one games the EA Sports F1 game and the SOny F1 game was a complete different game on pc, it was unidentical you wouldnt even know it was the same game, the pc version was so far superior, it was insane. However Pc does STILL get the best driving games a console has to offer though GRID, DIRT etc those are the only Driving games worth having on a console and pc has all these anyway. But then Consoles WILL NEVER get the best Rfactor or intenesly realistic versions of Race 07 with its savable replay systems and its mods. Consoles never get a good Formula 1 game all those are on pc and are fully fleshed out and realistic as hell in comparison. So yeah sorry but i think console gamers miss out BIG TIME, i use to be a huge console gamer until i discovered pc gaming, but it is costly if you want the latest graphics and hardware. The only games worth having on a console are Final Fantasy , maybe Killzone. Even street fighter 4 is on pc lol. One big dissapointment for pc gamers unfortunately though is the lack of a FIGHT NIGHT game. But thats about it. Once youve actually got a decent rig you wont need to upgrade for a few years. Top this topic off, an 8800GTS 512mb, intel core 2 duo E6700 2.66GHZ, 2GB's ram, XP and a good mother board (Screw Vista not worth the performance hit) And a 300 GB hard drive will play ANY game on the market right now max graphics without too much hassle. Including the king of graphics game, Crysis, and the new PC performance hog Empire Total War.

expulsamos13
expulsamos13

wow, crysis running on a 42' plasma TV...can't wait to see that

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

Crysis: Warface sounds kinda retarded. Couldn't they just make it Crysis 2?

Sledge_4314
Sledge_4314

When a game gets dumbed down on PC dont go blaming the consoles. I am a pc gamer with a ps3 (MGS4 and Killzone 2 make it worth owning one!) Whatever multiplatform game i tend to get on PC which i have always been impressed. Really its not the consoles fault that graphics are not as good as they were if they were PC exclusives. FEAR 2 was a perfect example. I not going to argue with you guys which one was better see for yourselves: http://loyalkng.com/2009/02/20/fear-2-graphics-comparison-pc-vs-xbox-360-which-one-looks-best/ after seeing that i even question the fact that it was dumbed down. Even if it was its more of the makers of the game for being lazy by not optimizing their work

hedgy1
hedgy1

A little off topic, but I think I know why PC fanboys (myself included) are so guarded and pretentious. It's because we built our machine. You don't build a 360 or a PS3, you just buy one. It's a much more personal, enjoyable experience to build a computer. So people get all up in arms when their friend is insulted.

Squizzy
Squizzy

This bullcrap about needing a 2k computer to run Crysis is absolutely the most annoying thing to come out of console gamers' mouths. Now, lets get this straight, I read some of the previous comments that PC gamers yell at console gamers about dumbed down versions of games, bad controllers/controller layouts, and bad gameplay overall. Personally, as a long time PC Gamer - who does not own any next-gen consoles (that may change with a PS3 soon) ... I have two things to say. 1) I agree with the console gamers, PC gamers need to stop telling console gamers that their games are dumbed down, etc. You need to realize that the console market is completely different, it's all about being able to pick-up and play, easy accessibility, etc. Some games have tried to complicate the console market, but have failed. 2) You console gamers are being incredibly hypocritical, PC gaming is not as expensive as it seems, I'm running a AMD 6000+ X2, 8800GT 512MB, and 4GB of RAM - that has cost about 700 dollars. The price of a PS3 and a basic office computer combined. I run Crysis on high settings at 1280x800 w/ 35fps constant, and if you've never played Crysis, the game runs incredibly smooth at 20fps.

arbiter08
arbiter08

it wont downgrade graphics they will just make the console versions play at lower settings

akiwak
akiwak

The picture of R. Lee Ermey from Full Metal Jacket is priceless.... Can't wait to see what Crytek delivers, I'm sure the final end product will be a game where you yell into a mic trying to back off some bad guy (with very awesome graphics). The end game tittle will be: warCRY

Gamer4Iife
Gamer4Iife

Whaaaaat ? A Crytek game without 'cry' in the title ? Blasphemy! :o

smghottie
smghottie

Steam has 20 million users. Neither Xbox or PSN can compete. I look forward to anything being developed by the Crytek team.

calmbrain
calmbrain

I am sure, when you ask game developers, what platform do they like?. They will say PC. And yes, PC is the most interesting interactive gaming machine...;)

07pops07
07pops07

@tudyniuz and haloshalo; idk wtf your talking about it will run on cryengine 2 which is the same engine crysis runs on so it will have simliar requirements unless you mean cryengine 3 which in that case it due in 2012 so no worrys (plz ignore my typos)

hector-macias
hector-macias

The problem is not that the game is on a console, but that it make the next PC game not to be designed for PC, but for a stupid console, which sucks big time, we have to engage in stupid retarded controller layouts. Why cant a PC exclusive remain exclusive? By the way here in Mexico console piracy is way bigger than PC piracy.

tudyniuz
tudyniuz

you'll need again a 10 mil PC to run it...:|

haloshalo
haloshalo

prepare to upgrade your pc for about 2 grand so it can run the game at 20fbs

Waza19
Waza19

5 bucks this game is gonna be Crysis:Warface and its gonna be a crappy port

jmrwacko
jmrwacko

"console gamers are the reason for the recession" No, the gaming recession is caused by exhorbant amounts of pirating, not console gamers. Console gamers are eating up everything the industry puts out, that's why overpriced downloadable content on xbox live marketplace sells so well.

Stealthmaniac05
Stealthmaniac05

LOL @ Miuck_drasador. Ok, 1. Crysis sold over 2 million copies on PC. And that was just the original Crysis, not including Warhead. 2. There's more PC exclusives out there than any other platform. Past, present, and future. http://adrianwerner.wordpress.com/games-of-2009/ and lastly, consoles have piracy as well. Not as much as PC but both have it and always have. The small portion of people that do it are far far smaller than the millions that buy said PC game.

da1writer
da1writer

@Miuck_drasador: You are the few people on here that makes people leave this site for retarded comments like yours. You can't even have a serious discussion because you throw around the word recession like it's a cool thing to say. People losing jobs and getting pay cuts is not a funny mater. Console gamers are the reason for the recession? Really? How about you enlighten me with link of proof of how that's the case? Do you even know what a recession is? We gamers are the reason why the gaming industry is still alive, doesn't matter what platform (PC, consoles, handhelds), so don't point the finger at consoles. The finger should be pointed at the ones who download pirated games, I'm sure that helps the Developers of the game and the gaming industry huh, maybe that's causing the recession in some of the gaming industry? To you though, you think the Recession is due to console gamers... ok. I guess PC Devs are lying out their @$$ that it's due to piracy. Crytek says it's piracy and that's why they are now looking at Consoles and handhelds, they need financial security that the PC doesn't provide (people can deny that statement but I'm sure all of us know about Piracy). This doesn't mean games aren't going to be made for PC or exclusives want form on it, it just means game Dev's will be looking at going Multiplat alot more than before... Oh and Mick_Drasador, thanks for being a douche, due take into account that some of us own not only consoles but *gasp* gaming PC's as well. Who da thunk...

mikeyg756
mikeyg756

@07pops07 Yeah they done it right with Crysis, but they made farcry 2 look worse so they could bring it out on console. Why not take graphics to the next level on the PC and then down-grade it approriately for the consoles. Im sure that way you would end up with better results on consoles aswell.

07pops07
07pops07

@mikeyg756 doesnt that sound like cryengine 2? cant run on consoles then they make a crappier version that does well they will one day

mikeyg756
mikeyg756

Developers need to start doing a "valve". When they first made the source engine no console could handle what they were doing and when they released it for the PC back in 2004 it was beautiful. Then a year or two later they made a lower quality port for the original xbox. So basicly they done things the other way around which is the smart thing to do. Sure the Source engine is easy for this gen of consoles to handle but back then the PC got a brilliant game that was worth having such a high-end PC for and the consoles got the port which would of made them happy anyway, so valve isn't losing out on money.

Mick_Drasador
Mick_Drasador

console gamers are the reason for the recession

tomjacobs
tomjacobs

Ugh there's so much confusion and amalgamating when talking about "PC's vs. Consoles". - Of course there are good PC games, AND good Console games. the thing is, they are largely made for and appreciated by different audiences, that's why it's a bit like comparing apples to oranges. - It's a different case when a game is either made for one type of machine and then ported, or made as a multi-platform game from the start. In that case, you compare essentially the same game on different platforms. - For instance, people might argue that, while Oblivion was a great game, both on consoles and PC, it could have been so much better for PC gamers if it had been made specifically for the PC. This is obvious and has been proven through the thousands of great mods that enhanced the PC version (thank the universe for the mod community!). The clunky interface was improved, and graphics were made possible that would not run on a console. There are obviously many other examples of this. - There are also countless examples of games that, while great on consoles, fail completely on the PC because of bad and lazy ports. And even if ported well from a technical standpoint, a developer will rarely redo all the art assets to take advantage of the PC's superior power and memory. Just my 2 cents.

Killingspree303
Killingspree303

Another game from Crytek? I bet this is going to be good, just like all their other games.

07pops07
07pops07

@pefect chao crysis was not poorly optimized it was a really beefy game at the time i dont agree that its taken till now to be able for most people to run it...left 4 dead high detail does not compare to crysis med settings @cravenlevay wow thanks for making pc gamers look good anyways mabes it prohets storry? like how he fricing escaped the aliens and got one of there guns a very big mystery. i mean "crysis warface" sounds like a game but just warface could very well be wii title *insert shock*

perfect_chao
perfect_chao

i have a high end PC (i7 920) with 2 8800 GT's in SLi, i can say i didnt like the far cry games at all, and usually you need a computer which isnt available to run them games at good speeds.. like crysis, look how long its been out and only around now people can run it on high without the fps dipping too low.. games like this are too poorly optimized and not worth playing imo, cant enjoy a non fluid game.. now left 4 dead and valve games get it right each time, lovely fps on those with high detail

Wej_accept_it
Wej_accept_it

Hopiong its a PC game. The original FarCry was bloody awesome. The spins off got gradually worse and worse. FC 2 was good but didn't have the same feel as the original and got so repitive. Crysis was nothing short of Fan-F**King-tastic and kicked serious a$$ when played properly on a high end PC.

da1writer
da1writer

@Cravenlevay: ... ... ... Wow... ...And I don't mean World of Warcraft... I think you take the cake buddy, ...You prove my case that I've been saying all day... ... Go Crytek, can't wait to see what you do when it comes to console development and your next game. That's all I can say...

Cravenlevay
Cravenlevay

Can't wait! Consoles are a joke. All the downloadable content for pc who the hell would want a console. Quite simply computers are for real gamers and consoles are for the novice! I just built mine with a Phenom quad core new everything for 500 bucks. Whats the price of a PS3 again. Who cares!

07pops07
07pops07

1000$ i built a system for 650$ that could run crysis at max settings about a month after the game came out. (idk if you guys are including the monitor but you wouldnt include the 3000$ flat screen tv in the cost of your console) i woulndt worry about ur comp runing crysis now but not the next one crytek is improving the cryenggine to be more able to run on less powerfull systems. and the cryengine 3 isnt soposded to come out till 2011-2012. im not against conosles games i just prefer mouse and key board or wii mote *waits to be destoyed by wii haters* funny how anything crytek realated allways sparks this same discusion about pc games vs conoles. but on the point of this article mabe its is a exspansion like warhead but its could be a new ip? guess i better go sit in my thinking chair for this one

Mordechai28
Mordechai28

wow, pc fanboys are worse then consoles fanboys combined. I am amazed by how guarded they are about their hardware, but i guess that if my p[platform cost over $1000 i'll be pretty guarded about it too. The one thing that everyone seem to focus about is the graphics but the major issue with porting a pc game to console is actually the lower memory that consoles have. I am sure the ps3 will be able to handle crysis very well if they port it right and not make a hack job of it. The ps3 might be a new and hard to write to but as developers are learning more and more about it they see just how much potential that platform has.

da1writer
da1writer

@ DOF_power: I'd ask the same question. Why do most PC gamers go on the graphics non-sense? I know you are veering into another direction but you kinda stated my case with my last comment... I guess PC gamers really DO believe there is no good games on consoles. Well... that's all I got to say, got a date with the wife at Chiles :P!

DOF_power
DOF_power

> ^ Why console gamers go on the graphics non-sense. The biggest issue that games from the 90s/2000 still had more dept, highers standards, better gameplay. Show me a console game that can match the likes TES II, Daggerfall, Fallout 1/2, System Shock 2, Deus Ex, Thief 2, Unreal Tournament 99/2004, Tribes 1/2, the Total War series and then we'll talk. All that the switch to console for PC title has done was to dumb things down. Graphics is just an are, one of many where PC games where superior. Consoles games today still seem to have DOS standards.

lordrave
lordrave

*ouch* I always know whenever Crysis was stated, It bring total chaos,

da1writer
da1writer

I would also like to add that most PC gamers comments here are still directed at consoles not being good at all. There are good games on PC but I'm sorry, there are good games on consoles too by the way. Most PC gamers who slam consoles just deny that fact though and are busy being blinded by their extravagant PC's high resolutions and sharper visuals stabbing them in the eyes. Good thing not all gamers think this way and are pretty open- minded, otherwise the wii and DS would have flopped. Frankly, not everyone believes SUPER HIGH end graphics make a game good. Personally, if the gameplay is fun and the graphics are pretty good (perfection and ULTRA HIGH Quality are not a prerequisite), it gets a thumbs up in my book. It doesn't matter what I think or other people think though, graphics alone make a game huh. It may seem I'm disgruntled but seeing so many posts saying no console game is good and PC's will always have better games than consoles when I beg to differ. There are some great console games and there are some great PC games, I know this and others know this but most avid PC gamers don't believe this (PC GAMES RULE, EVERYTHING ELSE SUCKS!!! type of mentality). It doesn't really matter what I say or others say, it seems we can't sway this "attitude". Good thing this attitude doesn't sway developers, PC only Devs are now going multiplat and popping games on consoles. I personally like the fact that Crytek is making a console game for the first time but after reading these posts so far, it looks like most of the PC gamers aren't happy about it and are on the defensive. I really want to see what Crytek can do when it comes to conforming a game tied to console specs, some devs can do an extremely wonderful job (I already feel some of the PC Gamer hate/thumbs downs in this comment I'm making). Well, I'll be bowing out here, these comments have kinda gone off topic, I at least tried to round it back in... @ DoeJohn531: I do agree with you on your comment.

killswitch88
killswitch88

@newgames128 You are correct, it is possible to build a gaming pc for probably around $1k that can easily hang with current gen consoles. What I didn't make clear was that I was talking about a system that could play new games at 1920x1080 (or higher) fluidly with max settings. I'll edit my previous post to clarify things.

DoeJohn531
DoeJohn531

@ptown58 PC pirating is way more common than xbox pirates. It doesn't take any work at all to download and play a pirated game on the PC.

newgames128
newgames128

killswitch88 it doesn't even cost $1500 to build a decent gaming rig. For less than a grand you can build one now that will max Crysis out at higher resolutions, and be set at least until Crytek releases the next one. Even then it will probably be at least playable. Basically the way to look at it is, people need a computer these days for standard tasks, so if they're into gaming at all, might as well spend the extra $$ they'd pay for a console and turn that PC into a good gaming rig as well and it'll be able to outdo or at least hang with whatever that generation of consoles can dish out.

Timbydude
Timbydude

Sounds like a new expansion for Crysis if you ask me. First it was Warhead, so Warface is similar enough that it would make sense as the second expansion's name. Seeing as how Crysis ranks among my favorite 10 games of all time, that's a VERY good thing! :D

newgames128
newgames128

I thought the article headline said, "Crysis "Shows" Its Warface." Where are the pics?!

killswitch88
killswitch88

A computer enables developers to make more demanding games and push the limits of new tech as it hits the market. A console is stagnant and doesn't develop over time leaving it with the capabilities it was originally built with. That is how I see the main difference between them. Now I have a ps3 and 360 and neither of them look as good as my old gaming rig, but they don't look bad, in fact I'd say they look really good, just not good. In my opinion there is nothing wrong with consoles except all they do is play games and you can't upgrade them. The big draw with consoles is that they are cheap (much cheaper then a gaming computer) and that you are guaranteed to be able to play any game that comes out for that console. They are also user friendly and come with lots of support/help which is good for the less technical minded people. Now to clear up some misunderstandings of PC gaming systems. Yes they are expensive, be prepared to spend lots and lots of money. No, you cannot build a nice, or even decent, system for the cost of a console; I'd say you could build one around the ~$1500 range but it would probably be unable to play new games at max settings with high resolution in 6 months, a year at most. If you want to play new games at max settings you'll most likely need to upgrade your computer every 1-2 years and that will be expensive (similar to buying a new console). A quick word on GTAIV: the main problem with playing GTAIV is that it was very poorly made (some one already mentioned this) and it is mainly limited by the cpu. It doesn't utilize four cores properly and is very arguable that it doesn't utilize 2 cores properly either, hence why the game is so crippled even by very high end systems. If I had to choose between a gaming pc and console it would be a matter of which platform and the most games I wanted to play. For me a good game is a balance of graphics, gameplay and story. Too little of one and no amount of the other two can make it a good game.