Warface Coming as Free-to-Play on 360
Posted by Mike Zatorski
Don't get rid of your 360 yet.
Crytek's first title without a "Y" in it is promising to surface in early 2014. This was initially slated as a PC only title that was to be completely free and an open world type combat game similar to current modern shooters. It has been announced that Crytek will be bringing it to the Xbox 360 also. The 360 edition will still be completely free, although an Xbox Live Gold subscription will be required in order to download it.
Last year, when Warface was a PC only game, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli defended the game's free-to-play model.
"We know that free-to-play games have a bad image, they have a bad reputation; 'it's pay to win, it's low quality.' I completely get that, but we are making free-to-play that's high quality. It's CryEngine 3; it's a big investment."
Possibly other developers will start joining the bandwagon and releasing titles as free-to-play to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, but we'll wait and see. There is an official trailer for the Xbox version of the game, which you can view below: