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Crytek's Warface Officially Arriving Stateside

Crytek announced on Friday that it has teamed up with Trion Worlds to co-publish and co-operate the online first-person shooter (FPS) Warface in North America, Europe, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand. The game will be offered through the GFACE social network and powered by the Trion platform.

"Trion is the company spearheading a revolution in gaming through delivering premium online games across big genres powered by a proven, cutting edge platform," said Cevat Yerli, CEO and founder of Crytek. "The combination of this platform, GFACE and Warface shows Crytek’s commitment to finding innovative new ways to bring superior gaming experiences and AAA titles to gamers. That’s why we are creating strong strategic alliances with the best online publishers across the world."

Warface is a free-to-play FPS currently up and running in Russia with more than 2 million registered players. It recently won Best Game and Best Graphics at the Russian KRI Awards after breaking player concurrency records within four weeks of its launch, Crytek said.

For the uninitiated, GFACE is a social networking website owned and operated by Crytek. It's based around friends lists and features live video that's embedded within the framework. It also features a drag-and-drop invite system similar to Battlefield's Battlelog, and a plug-in that allows users to stream PC games directly to their browser -- no external client or game installs required.

GFACE users can also access friends lists and functionality while watching media, borrowing from Xbox LIVE. There are also tons of features similar to what's offered on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter including Interest Groups and People Groups.

Trion Worlds launched its digital distribution platform, aka Red Door, back in Fall 2011. It's a full-scale publishing and development solution for premium online games, enabling flexibility and control for game monetization teams -- ideal for the free-to-play model. "The platform offers a sophisticated server architecture and proprietary toolsets positioned to radically speed up the time-to-market for developers who want to create the next generation of AAA games for connected devices," Trion said on Friday.

Warface is a vast online universe, set in the near future. The game offers a cinematic experience with next gen visuals, AI and physics based on Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE 3 gaming engine. Warface provides gamers with a constantly updated extensive PVE (player versus environment) universe full of multiplayer co-op missions, and a full set of class-based PVP (player versus player) opportunities.

Trion Worlds and Crytek did not reveal when Warface will actually arrive here in the States, so stay tuned.

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  • wooodoggies
    Another yearly release from the cookie cutter factory that is the gaming industry. I have no desire whatsoever to play any game i have seen advertised over the last year. Only thing i want to play is the Aliens: colonial marines because the main guy in charge says he is a HUGE alien fan and has been wanting to do one for YEARS. if it turns out to be crap like AVP, i will sell every piece of gaming equipment i have. should be about 1k worth, that will buy a nice gun.
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  • wooodoggiesAnother yearly release from the cookie cutter factory that is the gaming industry. I have no desire whatsoever to play any game i have seen advertised over the last year. Only thing i want to play is the Aliens: colonial marines because the main guy in charge says he is a HUGE alien fan and has been wanting to do one for YEARS. if it turns out to be crap like AVP, i will sell every piece of gaming equipment i have. should be about 1k worth, that will buy a nice gun.
    Totally agree. Game quality has been in a downward spiral since the latter half of the previous decade. I upgraded my GPU for Max Payne 3, knowing that Rockstar couldn't put out a game with decent plot given any length of time, but I gave them the benefit of the doubt and was ultimately disappointed. I think gaming has seen its twilight years and that for the industry to be revitalized, it has to be taken in a bold new direction. Now that I think about it, it seems to be this way with all forms of entertainment. The Dark Knight Rises was also a let down in the plot department.
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  • memadmax
    Not another one...
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  • Kami3k
    hotsacomanTotally agree. Game quality has been in a downward spiral since the latter half of the previous decade. I upgraded my GPU for Max Payne 3, knowing that Rockstar couldn't put out a game with decent plot given any length of time, but I gave them the benefit of the doubt and was ultimately disappointed. I think gaming has seen its twilight years and that for the industry to be revitalized, it has to be taken in a bold new direction. Now that I think about it, it seems to be this way with all forms of entertainment. The Dark Knight Rises was also a let down in the plot department.
    The only problem with gaming is how CoD and WoW is so popular. Then every shooter and MMO wants to be like it.
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  • skyczy08
    ya for the money. just imagine if we had a 'not for profit' gaming developer? wow. what a world it would be!!!
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  • All I play nowadays is Mechwarrior: Living Legends, quality product from a dedicated team.
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  • xerroz
    hotsacomanTotally agree. Game quality has been in a downward spiral since the latter half of the previous decade. I upgraded my GPU for Max Payne 3, knowing that Rockstar couldn't put out a game with decent plot given any length of time, but I gave them the benefit of the doubt and was ultimately disappointed. I think gaming has seen its twilight years and that for the industry to be revitalized, it has to be taken in a bold new direction. Now that I think about it, it seems to be this way with all forms of entertainment. The Dark Knight Rises was also a let down in the plot department.Things are unlikely to ever change if people keep buying and breaking companies' sales records, while the better quality stuff gets a decent amount of sales or little recognition. It's all up to the customers to help shift the market
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  • yay crytek launches their own copy of origin for the sake of nickle and diming customers..
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  • bullwinkel
    ...GW2...
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  • jhansonxi
    xerrozThings are unlikely to ever change if people keep buying and breaking companies' sales records, while the better quality stuff gets a decent amount of sales or little recognition. It's all up to the customers to help shift the marketThe market isn't doing well:
    http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/ailing-video-game-industry-222612072.html
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