Crytek has announced that its free-to-play shooter, Warface, will make its way onto the Xbox 360 next year. Details of whether it will be available on the Xbox One are unknown at this stage.
The Windows version of Warface is in its final closed beta, and is set to launch by the end of the year in North America and Europe. Crytek has announced that the game will be available on the Xbox 360 in early 2014. While the game is set to follow a free-to-play model on the Xbox 360, online play can only be accessed by users who are subscribed to Xbox Live Gold. No details have emerged yet whether this game would be made available on the Xbox One, but users buying Microsoft’s next-gen console can look forward to RYSE: Son of Rome, another of Crytek’s titles.
The shooter features four soldier classes, and includes competitive and co-operative game modes. It is Crytek’s first freemium game, and according to its CEO, Cevat Yerli, the first of many to come. Crytek has built its own social gaming platform called GFace, and Yerli mentions that within five years, Crytek will be offering more free-to-play games through this platform.
Yerli said in an interview back in February, “The free-to-play market is on the rise. I think over the next two to three years, free-to-play is going to rival retail with quality games like Warface.”