Game with a silly name, Warface, gets 25 million registered users

Crytek's free-to-play shooter hits user milestone two years after initial release.

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Crysis developer Crytek's free-to-play shooter Warface has reached 25 million registered users across the world, the studio announced today. The game hit the milestone two years after its initial PC release in Russia in April 2012.

Warface launched for PC in North America, Europe, and Turkey in October 2013, and the game would be released in Korea and Brazil later that year. Crytek also plans to bring the game to Asian nations like China, Japan, and Taiwan.

"Warface is part of our games-as-service model, which means the game thrives off and revolves around our community. We look forward to delivering more of the great gameplay experiences that they have come to expect, and can promise the growing ranks of Warface fans that the franchise still has lots of surprises in store," Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli said.

Importantly, it's unclear how many of those 25 million users are actively playing the game. Crytek has also not disclosed any details regarding how much money the game's microtransactions are pulling in.

The Xbox 360 version of Warface is currently in open beta, with a full release slated for later this year. Warface is Crytek's first free-to-play game, though you'll need an Xbox Live Gold subscription ($60/year) to play on Xbox 360.

The game, built on CryEngine 3, features four soldier classes and competitive and cooperative modes. In a bid to keep players engaged, Crytek also releases new missions on a daily basis.

The name "Warface" might sound silly, but Yerli maintains that the title is appropriate because the game is "very personal."

"Yes, it's a very strange word combination, but I wanted to express that it’s a truly social FPS game," Yerli said in 2012. "It's about war on a different scale--between corporate entities--but also, it's a shooter between you and your friends. That implies so many new kinds of possibilities with the social technology that we've invested over the last five years to build. So that's why we as a company keep going back to 'face.' It's very personal."

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Discussion

68 comments
basitmian
basitmian

Its an awesome game! Have played for about 20++ hours.

It got better when they moved away from browser to local installed client.


CoOP is just so much fun and they keep it fresh!

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

The main question is how much money they're making.

jonnyc0mbat
jonnyc0mbat

It is awful.  The netcode is appalling, it's nearly impossible to get into a match, the graphics are the worst I've seen in years, and the choice of equipment is just weird.


Nothing more than a fund raising exercise.  Avoid it like the plague.

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

Wonder if this game has gotten any better or is still crap. I wasnt even able to play this game thanks to some silly bugs.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

I'm one of those 25 million, except that I never actually played the game once, I have relatively slow internet and got tired of waiting for it to load the entire game within my browser

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

25 million users...

"AHHHHHHH! That's a War Face! NOW LET ME SEE YOUR WAR FACE!!!


If R. Lee Ermey did one 10 second spot for this game, that number would be 50 million!

orktar_bunbun
orktar_bunbun

Silly name for a silly game. It's just an even uglier cod without any aim assist.

Brakkyn
Brakkyn

Warface isn't a silly word.  You wanna see my warface!?  AHHHHHHHHH!!!  That's mah warface!

Pupchu
Pupchu

A CRYSIS have emerged! Get yer WARFACE on, and RYSE!

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

i am enjoying this game. Not for the competitive side but for the CoOp part. deathmatch is good fun but its real strength is the CoOp

Hurvl
Hurvl

"it's a very strange word combination, but I wanted to express that it’s a truly social FPS game" A silly name is a silly name, no matter the explanation/excuse for it. I think that MoH: Warfighter was named that, because people behind it wanted to express that you fight wars in this game, that you are a warfighter. It's a very logical and straightforward choice of name, but doesn't decrease how utterly ridiculous and redundant/unimaginative it sounds. If the game is much better than the name, then perhaps it's not so surprising that so many are playing it.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Revengeance, Bravely Default, F3AR, Army of Two.... =/

industry keep getting better and better..

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

I don't know I got this game but it gave me problems, it kept freezing and crashing on me so I did have a good experience with it.

EatShanna
EatShanna

Oh Warface, your silly name brought me so much joy thanks to Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

notorious98
notorious98

Wait?  The game actually got released?  I played it in beta, they closed the beta, and I never heard from them again.  I thought it just died.  I guess I was wrong.

Pennebaker
Pennebaker

How is that a "silly" name?  It's typical.  I can think of worse.

aborgraffiti
aborgraffiti

1. who cares about the name

2. The game sucks

3. It's graphics manage to suck too

Fabian85
Fabian85

Very creative name indeed. Following the name trend along with warframe and warthunder. Those are pretty good titles actually and in the end thats what matters. Havent tried this.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

It indeed has a silly name.

Played the beta, once, and to be honest I got bored pretty quick. I found it to be very similar to Titanfall. Not that any of them are bad games.

cornbredx
cornbredx

*thinking of a different game, nevermind*

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

95% of the registered users played the game once for 10 minutes and never played it again.

Pr0ving4Gr0undz
Pr0ving4Gr0undz

The game looks like its running at 320p on the 360, its  a very very ugly game. 

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

Anyone played that game already?
No poster below seems to be interested in the game.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

Warface..... 


hmm, lets see, what other names could of been used? I dont know just off the top of my head...


WARHEAD!!

SOUND OF WAR!!

CRUEL-WAR!!

WARCODE!!

SIGN OF WAR!!!

MULTIPLAYER WARHEAD!!

WAR OF MANY

COMMUNITY WAR

SOCIAL WAR :

WARSOCIAL


TYRANTS OF WAR

WAR-TYRANTS


but no


..........they chose


Warface..

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Just watched Chris Waters' review of this game and I can't believe he gave this game a 6 when it's so frikin similar -- if not better in places (like team strategy, and diversity), -- than Titanfall. And it's free.

sadun_tryst
sadun_tryst

@PeterDuck  Indeed. I am one of those 95%, and I don't regret one bit for not coming back.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@sladakrobot Its a very generic military shooter. Graphics are terrible on the 360. they look somewhat better on PC , but not much. Only played a few of the game modes. Its nothing special at all. Its very forgettable.

PfizersaurusRex
PfizersaurusRex

@sladakrobot I tried it and got bored pretty quickly. It's sort of okay, but it's sort of

stiff (I couldn't change the FOV). So, back to Blacklight Retribution I am.


Gallowhand
Gallowhand

@nyran125tk You forgot the most obvious:  War-Cry

Every other Crytek game had the word 'cry' as part of the title (Far Cry, Crysis 1, 2 and 3). :P

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@nyran125tk  

Probably trying to bank on Full Metal Jacket's famous line. 

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

@xsonicchaos the one thing about this site they do not to seem to care that much for game are free or a budget title, this site seems to cater to the Triple A games and big indie games and I have notice this trend for about 5 years now.

cpg716
cpg716

@spartanx169x @sladakrobot  Graphics improveda good deal from the Closed BETA to the OPEN Beta..  Was REALLY bad in the closed BETA. Wonder if it will improve more by full release.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

@Gallowhand @nyran125tk  yeah, why not war-cry? Thats a great title.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

@MAD_AI @nyran125tk  was it "Show me your warface?"


Well fck it, have that as a title then lol. Go all the way.


title it ---- "SHOW ME YOUR WARFACE!!!!"---