Why Warface is called Warface

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli admits name for PC shooter is "strange," but says it was chosen to mirror the game's "personal" tone.

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Some may think Crytek's free-to-play PC shooter Warface has a silly or far-fetched name, but according to company CEO Cevat Yerli, the title could not be more appropriate.

"Because I think [Warface is] very personal. I think it’s a very social experience," Yerli told Rock, Paper, Shotgun. "Yes, it’s a very strange word combination, but I wanted to express that it’s a truly social FPS game. 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."

Warface is Crytek's first free-to-play game. The game is in development at the company's Kiev outfit and runs on CryEngine 3. Warface is a military shooter set in the near future, and Crytek claims it offers a cinematic experience with next-gen visuals, artificial intelligence, and physics. It is currently in beta.

For more on Warface, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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richardj692000
richardj692000

"let me hear your warcry!! Arggghhhh"

 

"What is your malfunction numbnuts?"

 

"Well you think you're funny, maybe you can come to my house and F**k my sister!". etc.

 

awesome film, whats this about again?

calum1984
calum1984

Always made me think of Full Metal Jacket if im honest.........."Let me see your warface!!!!!"

wasakawaka
wasakawaka

warface, warfighter I don't care what the name is as long as I get to shoot things.

edinko
edinko

The name is ok but F2p is an AWFUL exploitative despicable business model

jairodoi
jairodoi

its like ghost recon:warface XD

Kickable
Kickable

why haven't any games let you stretch your Facebook picture over your character's face.  like Max Payne 1 faces.  would be totally creepy and equally awesome.

alanwu123
alanwu123

Are video games still consistent with their titles these day?

At least I don't see it in Call of Duty cuz I don't see any duty but greedy.

steelmouth
steelmouth

who cares about the names we just want a kick ass game

keyb0red
keyb0red

Dont know what's the big deal -- Warface sounds fine to me.

 

You want really bad/hilarious  names? Try Japanese titles --

 

1. REVENGEANCE -- wtf?? Revenge + Vengenace  => new made up word and stupid sounding but hey who cares

 

2. Final Fantasy -- uhhmm let's see there's fantasy, and it's sorta final. Yuhh, and what is it now FF 17??

 

3. Devil May Cry --- You sure? you really really sure the Devil just might cry a tad? Really? LOL!!!

 

4. Could go on and on guys ..

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

Well that was the best 30 minutes of reading I've had all day. Thank you, Eddie.

mediarays
mediarays

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhh

nate1222
nate1222

I thought the title "Warface" was just another chessey ass marketing idea aimed at fascist, trailer trash, CoD deuches.

commando1992
commando1992

So why are we still paying 60 bucks for next Call of Duty and Battlefield when Crytek is making a F2P FPS on the OMFG CRY ENGINE (which they were just wanking about in a previous Gamestop article on Crysis 3's graphics)? Besides, the name is irrelevant, it's generic shooter #352 but with shinier graphics. 

mred1289
mred1289

im sick of having the ENGINEER HAS THE SUBMACHINE GUN,THE RIFLEMAN WITH THE NOOBTUBE,THE MEDIC WITH THE DIFFIBULATOR, someone change it up please!

ggregd
ggregd

I thought it was about the forbidden demon love child of Toki Wartooth and William Murderface.

hampton2003
hampton2003

that trailer looks like a solid shooter. but if i didnt know before hand, i would have said thats battlefield 4.

with_teeth26
with_teeth26

Explaining the ideas behind a terrible name doesn't make it any less terrible. I still laugh a bit inside whenever I see it. Wonder why they didn't stick with their "cry"names and call if War Cry. Thats a cleashe but still better than freaking war face 

nurnberg
nurnberg

Call of Gears : Warfighter

GunnyHath
GunnyHath

Looks pretty good, for an F2P .. I'll give it a shot. 

starduke
starduke

Can't shoot my, can't shoot my, WARFACE!

Iffy350
Iffy350

Its still better than Farebook.

lifegee13
lifegee13

Warface is a great name, it's what you see when you get smoked.

weslag
weslag

Why not Killface or Murderface?

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

"Warface: because Warfighter was taken!"

Catz_03
Catz_03

with the way they use cry in their game names. why in the hell didn't they just call this game "warcry"?

Vatusus
Vatusus

Theres no "Cry" in the title? 0_o

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Kinda like a gamer face ? , nice to see it doing well in Russia now let the rest of us throw money at you (in mirco transaction form of course).

SolidTy
SolidTy

Eh, Not a fan of Crytek's names. They are all kind of lame, Crysis, Far Cry, Warface...but the games are great. Whatever.

What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.

xstation14
xstation14

Because nothing is more personal than a F2P multiplayer FPS.

Zonno
Zonno

Oh god not this guy again.

 

Why not just call it duckface? I'm sure you'll reach a broader audience.

calum1984
calum1984

 @edinko Works perfectly fine on planetside 2......you don't gain any advantages for buying stuff other than cosmetic changes (my friend decided to make a pimp mobile with zebra stripes -_-)

Aragorn823
Aragorn823

 @keyb0red 

I agree that 'Devil May Cry' sounds cool.. coz Dante can whoop their asses so hard style that they may turn into wussy demons and actually cry haha~!! 

zico_mahilary
zico_mahilary

 @keyb0red I agree with the first two but Devil May Cry is supposed to mean that the protagonist is so awesome that he can make the devil cry like a baby... 

subrawk
subrawk

 @nate1222 this scene is exactly what i thought of when i heard it. when referring to this, the name doesn't sound strange at all. in fact it sounds fucking awesome!

ggregd
ggregd

 @with_teeth26 Maybe when English isn't your first language it makes more sense.  It's a dumb name and it's only going to hurt their sales.  It is slightly better than the worst game name of all time: Wargasm.

edinko
edinko

well depends how you look at it. PS2 costs hundreds of dollars if you would buy everything

nate1222
nate1222

 @zico_mahilary

 I love games. I just don't like military FPSes. 

 

They Hollywoodize military life and military life sucks. And most of what militaries are used for has nothing to do with defending a country. I'd know: I was in the US army. It eats ass.

 

Having your life controlled in a culture of "sameness" sucks. Don't think so? Try it yourself. 

Aragorn823
Aragorn823

 @nate1222  @zico_mahilary 

Uh no thanks.. there's those Sergeants that shout at you all the time right? And then you have to reply "Sorry Yes Sir"..?? lol I dunno I learned this from movies and TV haha..