Crytek to concentrate on free-to-play titles

We all know Crysis 3 is due out next spring. What you might not know is that, apparently, the game may be Crytek's last retail title. Afterwards, the company intends to focus on free-to-play games with high production values and a $0 entry price. Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli spilled the beans to the folks at

"Right now we are in the transitional phase of our company, transitioning from packaged goods games into an entirely free-to-play experience.

"What this entails is that our future, all the new games that we're working on, as well new projects, new platforms and technologies, are designed around free-to-play and online, with the highest quality development."

Yerli isn't kidding about the "highest quality" part. He says Crytek's free-to-play titles will have budgets in the $10-30 million range and will meet the same quality standards as today's console games.

Crytek has actually made its first foray into the free-to-play scene already—but not in North America. Crytek Kiev, the firm's Ukrainian studio, has developed a free-to-play multiplayer shooter called Warface. The game is "currently live in Russia, and is undergoing a closed beta in China," says

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