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It appears that the Xbox 360 version of Crytek’s free-to-play shooter, Warface, won’t even make it to its first anniversary. Having launched on the 360 in April of this year, Warface will close its Xbox 360 servers effective February 1, 2015.




The PC version of Warface will still be supported and Crytek is encouraging Xbox 360 players to migrate over to that version once the servers finally close.

From Crytek’s Facebook page:

In the run up to February 1st next year, we’ll be gradually winding down Warface service on Xbox 360. Existing players will still be able to play the game and use any content they have already acquired until the game closure date. However, effective today, no new players will be able to join and current players will no longer be able to purchase additional Warface Kredits. Players can spend any existing Kredits they have within the game until it closes on February 1st, 2015. To all our Xbox 360 players, thank you for choosing to spend your time playing Warface – and we hope you’ll become part of the vibrant community enjoying regular new content and Co-op and Versus action – subscription free – on PC.

This really shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise since Crytek’s had a hard road for the last year and almost had to close down in August of this year and only managed to save itself from insolvency by delaying employee paychecks.

Here’s to hoping that Crytek’s move to being an online publishing house pays off in the future.

(Thanks to Ajax Sax for the heads-up!)

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Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. AShoppingcartglx on December 20, 2014

    Should’ve been obvious this was going to shutdown. Americans don’t like grind fests after playing tihs game for almost 2yrs. Unlock system is broken money takes while to learn and the game seems to have a major skill gap live A.V.A. Either your garbage or amazing. Bottom line fun but needs work

  2. Kuruo fell8s goats on December 14, 2014

    ^^^^^^^^^^^

  3. Fiyik on December 14, 2014

    I think Warface is one of the best f2p shooters out there, i don’t play it anymore but played it alot while it was in BETA. I loved that game because it was different than the other f2p shooters.. Gameplay was nice..
    I don’t know why it didn’t make it..

    • PandaStick on December 14, 2014

      Cuz they are fkin terrible, ignore hack, p2w cash shop, buggy movement, bad map, dumb hit mark, fkin everything is wrong with it.

    • omnom on December 15, 2014

      It’s a bland military shooter. It’s doesn’t get any more un-unique than that. The only thing good about it was the gameplay (and even that had serious issues), everything else was standard F2P FPS stuff.

  4. daWanted on December 14, 2014

    this game have lots of potencial…i played this for while but not anymore…the problem with all f2p fps is the costumization…everyone looks the same character to me thats kind boring…
    i just remembre in APB reload costumization…that was good back in the day…now everyone looks like clones in games especially in fps games….why???

    we want a good FPS…like apb reload costumization on characters and blacklight retribution custumization on weapons with warface gameplay….i bet everyone play it this game

    • Annonymouse on December 14, 2014

      APB’s customization is the way it is because the people who made the game originally (not gamersfirst) spent a ton of money making it that way, which eventually led to them becoming bankrupt.

  5. Oye LKY on December 14, 2014

    Good, This game was anyways insult to Crytek.

  6. JohnDoe on December 14, 2014

    Wow really? The developer’s should at least add account migration like Warframe so they can transfer console content to pc. Also Warface isn’t even that popular it has about 600 people online ( Steam ), I suggest playing Warframe, Dead Island Epidemic, Firefall, Loudout, Alliance of Valiant Arms, etc or do that Steam bidding thing.

  7. Morbid Desire on December 13, 2014

    This proves even further that there is no point in getting a next-gen console. I so regret buying a PS4. What a painful waste of my money that was. If you have a gaming PC, the only console that will make a difference is probably a Wii U.

    • Morbid Desire on December 15, 2014

      I read the title wrong. I thought it was releasing on xbox 360 not closing xd

    • Taldiron on December 15, 2014

      Do you know how many f2p games are coming to the PS4 in 2015? And of course there’s The Division. PS4 is definitely worth it in the long run.

  8. Kuruo on December 13, 2014

    Is it just me, but since when did mmobomb post stuff on weekends, I always thought they didn’t post anything on weekends yet there has been a bunch just today.

    • Magicman on December 13, 2014

      Due to the schedule of other videos that we post during the week, I pushed F2P Weekly to a Saturday post each week to spread the videos out a little. As for text pieces and interviews and such, if I’m around and we have things to publish I just push them out, regardless of day. 🙂 Thanks for noticing 🙂
      -Magicman

      • Kuruo on December 14, 2014

        I like this lol, definitely a step up.

  9. PandaStick on December 13, 2014

    Played it for 2 years since beta, all i have to say is t(=.=t) Crytek and this game.

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