Warface, the free-to-play shooter from graphical wizards Crytek may have been their first foray into the F2P arena, but it certainly won't be their last.
Speaking to Videogamer recently, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli says that the company is planning to leave retail behind completely.
Right now we are in the transitional phase of our company, transitioning from packaged goods games into an entirely free-to-play experience.
What this entails is that our future, all the new games that we’re working on, as well new projects, new platforms and technologies, are designed around free-to-play and online, with the highest quality development.” - Cevat Yerli, Crytek
Of course this won't translate to the upcoming Crysis 3 which will still be a retail product, the future however is largely unknown at this point.
Cevat did provide another statement, one that will have PC gamers groaning with anquish.
As is evident in Warface, our approach is to ensure the best quality, console game quality…”
So there you have it. Say goodbye to the former PC studio we once knew and love as we usher in another console-focused dev team.
By Stephen Heller - Bio