Crytek puts on its Warface, launching free-to-play FPS in Asian markets

Free-to-play in-your-face FPS news now, with Crytek's announcement of a new military shooter "especially dedicated" to Korean and other Asian markets. Powered by CryEngine 3, Warface will serve as the developer's entry into the freemium arena, and a chilling reminder of that poor kid you teased in high school about his terrible, uncontrollable acne.

That was me, by the way, and I know where you live now.

Warface is co-produced by Crytek Seoul, and will debut on PC in South Korea with class-based, player-versus-player modes, as well as "dramatic" multiplayer co-op missions. Just try to hold the tears back -- it ruins the camo face paint.
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Crytek reveals Warface

First details and images of online FPS co-developed by Crytek Seoul released

Frankfurt (Germany) / Seoul (South-Korea), 25th November 2010 – Crytek today revealed details about its first online FPS Warface and released first images. The military shooter in its near future setting offers a cinematic experience with next gen visuals, AI and physics based on Crytek's proprietary CryENGINE® 3 game development solution. Warface provides gamers with a constantly updated extensive PVE universe full of dramatic multiplayer co-op missions, a full set of class based PVP and will be available for PC. This new Crytek IP is especially dedicated to the Korean and other Asian markets and is co-produced by Crytek Seoul. Warface is supported by a free-to-play business model.

"Our passion is to always deliver the best gaming experience possible. That's why we opened our Crytek Seoul office in 2008 which today enables us to offer a game that is tailored to suit its market. We're excited to debut with Warface in South Korea and to deliver a compelling and truly unique experience soon." said Cevat Yerli, CEO & President of Crytek.

"Crytek's proven pedigree with its multi-award winning AAA FPS games combined with our own cutting-edge technology CryENGINE® 3 and our dedicated team of experts makes us confident Warface will revolutionize the genre and become the next generation in online FPS." added Yohan Kim, Managing Director of Crytek Seoul.

About Crytek GmbH

Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is one of the world's leading independent development studios for interactive entertainment. It is based in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and has additional studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea) and Nottingham (UK). Crytek is dedicated to creating exceptionally high-quality video games for next-generation consoles and PC, powered by their proprietary cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CryENGINE®.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.