On an episode of Foreign Friday way back in August of last year we gave you guys a sneak peak at Crytek’s first ever Free-to-Play endeavor Warface. Back then the game was only available in Russia where it garnered over 5 million players in just a short time after release. Despite all the text being in Russian and my ping being slightly above the threshold of absolutely awful, I enjoyed the FPS. I fancied the games PvE mode in particular, which heavily relies on players working together as a squad traversing multiple pathways (some accessible only with a squadmate’s help) and fulfilling specific roles needed in order to overcome the surprisingly difficult AI. Now the semi-futuristic FPS is finally making its way to the US with publishing help from Trion Worlds.
As of 9:00am PST this morning the game has gone into closed beta where it will stay until the game´s official launch this Spring. Players will access the game through GFACE (seriously what´s with all the face references) which is Crytek’s new snazzy social entertainment platform. Why they feel the need to add another platform for me to launch games from I have no clue.
No word yet on how many players gained access today or how quickly Crytek plans on adding more waves of players to the beta roster. If you haven’t already done so you will need to sign up for a chance at a beta invite by entering your email on the official site here.