Posted on January 19, 2013, Ian Miles Cheong Warface International Closed Beta Signups Begin
“Put on your Warface, we’ve gotta shoot those mans over there!” wrote Jake Baldino in a tweet to me when I informed my followers via Twitter about Crytek’s new free-to-play FPS, Warface.
Powered by CryEngine 3, Warface is a game that Crytek describes as a “triple A” play-4-free FPS, or what I’d like to call a 3AP4FFPS, though I suspect it’s an acronym that’s never going to catch on. The game’s been available to a Russian audience for some time now, garnering an impressive 5 million players since its launch (via Joystiq).
Crytek says that the game is an attempt to bring “console game quality” to the free-to-play market, implying (incorrectly) that free to play shooters (via Gameranx) aren’t worth a damn.
Today, registrations have opened up for the closed beta of the international version of Warface. If you don’t mind how stupid the game’s name sounds, just head on over to the game’s official website and sign up for it. After all, five million Russians can’t be wrong.
Keep in mind that you’ll probably need a decent system to run the game at its highest settings, allowing it to look like the screenshot in the header above.