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Five million Russians facing war in Warface

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Posted November 24, 2012 by Richard Plant in Editorial
Warface

Crytek’s free-to-play online shooter has picked up some pretty impressive statistics, despite being yet to in the West. Russian players apparently can’t blow each other up fast enough, with over five million unique accounts now registered. The complimentary-in-the-sense-of-a-pillow-mint title is one of the fastest growing games ever brought to market, say Crytek, citing the fact that more than a million people played in the first month of general release.

Remarkably little about the game has made the jump over the language barrier, but we can expect a pretty standard lineup of features: multiple classes and game modes, team play and clans, persistent advancement and unlocks, as well as the grindingly inevitable real money store. Gameplay trailer attached for you to look at with your FaceEyes:

“Reaching the five million registered users mark speaks volumes about the quality and appeal of Warface,” according to Vladimir Nikolsky, vice president of Mail.Ru, the game’s Russian publisher. “With a combination of first-class visuals and gameplay that is second to none, Warface stands out from the crowd and promises to attract even more attention from players in the future.”

Information on the release date for the rest of Europe and North America is thin on the ground, but word from the underground is that late spring next year is looking ever more likely. Crytek will be partnering with Trion Worlds for the big boy launch, so we’ll just have to sit tight for now and await further dispatches from the frontline.

FACE THE WAR. FIGHT THE NOSE. THE ONLY GOOD EYEBROW IS A DEAD EYEBROW.


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Richard Plant

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