Free-to-play shooter Warface goes beta on Xbox 360 today

Crytek's Warface: Xbox 360 Edition enters its public beta phase today. The free-to-play shooter is powered by the company's own Cryengine technology, the same engine used in games such as Crysis 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome. Players can register for the beta on the game's official site. The PC version of Warface went live for the public in October 2013.

While the game is free for FPS fans to jump into, it is only playable by Xbox Live Gold subscribers. This continues a trend for free-to-play and subscription-based games, as both Wargaming's World of Tanks and the full version of Happy Wars require a paid Xbox Live membership to play. Even the upcoming Bethesda MMO The Elder Scrolls Online, which itself requires a monthly subscription, will need a Gold membership on Xbox One.
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"Warface Xbox 360 Edition" Beta Launches Today
Crytek unveils heart-pounding gameplay trailer to mark the launch of the public beta, showcasing the game's explosive action

Crytek and Microsoft Studios today announced the launch of a public beta for "Warface Xbox 360 Edition."1 Fans of the popular free-to-play online first-person shooter can be among the first to experience the intense co-operative and competitive multiplayer action on Xbox 360, leading up to the game's launch this spring.

Powered by the award-winning CRYENGINE, "Warface Xbox 360 Edition" boasts compelling gameplay set in the near future where Warface forces battle against the ruthless Blackwood military. The class-based shooter enables beta players to experience different tactical approaches, gameplay styles and unique weapon sets of all four Warface classes: Rifleman, Medic, Engineer, and Sniper. When the game launches in spring, players will then receive regularly updated content, enabling fans to experience new, daily co-operative campaign missions and a continuous supply of new maps, weaponry, boosts and more.

Crytek today also unveiled a new trailer for "Warface Xbox 360 Edition," showcasing the game's four solider classes and co-operative gameplay on Xbox 360 for the first time.

"Warface Xbox 360 Edition" will be available exclusively on Xbox 360 as a free-to-play with Gold title2. Visit to sign up today and register to join the battle.

1 The "Warface Xbox 360 Edition" public beta will be available in the following markets: United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Nordics, Australia, and New Zealand.
2 "Warface Xbox 360 Edition" requires an Xbox Live Gold membership and Xbox 360 Hard Drive (sold separately).

This article was originally published on Joystiq.