Crytek Hoping to Bring Warface to Consoles
Written Friday, August 17, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Crysis developer Crytek is hoping to bring Warface, its gloriously named free-to-play shooter, to consoles.
The game - a sumptiously produced PC FPS - represents the first move Crytek’s new free-to-play only future, and such is the popularity of the title, and the business model, that both Microsoft and Sony are taking notice.
"We have over 3 million registered players in Russia," said Crytek's Cevat Yerli. "In Russia it beat World of Tanks and all those games, which is quite an achievement.
“In Europe and US we already have 500,000 subscriptions to the closed beta. That's the kind of number you normally get in an open beta, not a closed one."
"We have been talking to console manufacturers, to Sony and Microsoft in particular, about free-to-play games. A couple of years ago they weren't interested in free-to-play games, and they didn't have the right structure there - which is fine because they were busy. But there was no home for Warface on console."
"Now the interest in Warface is quite high, and it could be an option. We haven't made final decisions, but for me if the current gen or any other console embraces free-to-play and can run Warface, then I'm happy for it to be there."