Warface, Crytek's free-to-play FPS, is out


— 10:20 AM on October 22, 2013

The FPS scene is heating up ahead of the holiday season. Battlefield 4 is due next Tuesday, and Call of Duty: Ghosts is coming the week after that. And then there's Warface, the free-to-play shooter developed by the folks at Crytek. Warface has been in beta for a while, and it's finally ready for prime time. There's an official launch trailer and everything:

Well, that tells me nothing about how the game plays. How about some actual gameplay footage?

Ahhh, that's better. Warface looks like a pretty standard shooter. The graphics are decent, if somewhat unremarkable, but keep in mind that the game is completely free to play. BF4 and CoD are priced at $60 each.

Not to be confused with Warframe, a freemium game about gun-wielding space ninjas, Warface offers both competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes. Crytek promises a "constantly updated universe that offers players new challenges every day – from new weapons and items to brand new maps and game modes." There is a catch, though. If you want to play, you'll have to use Gface, a "social gaming hub" connected to Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli. The Crytek chief is bullish on the future of free-to-play games, and he expects Gface to host many more such titles in the coming years.

Anyone who wants to try Warface for themselves can sign up for the requisite Gface account right here. F2P games seem to be popular among TR readers, so I'm curious to see what everyone thinks of this one.

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