By Craig Pearson on October 21st, 2013 at 7:00 pm.
The saga of WARFACE, the free-to-play shooter from Crytek that RPS has treated with all the respect we could muster, is finally coming to some sort of conclusion. It is out. It is live. Everyone in North America, Europe and Turkey can sign into their social netwrok thing GFACE (really) and play on the game’s co-op or multiplayer maps for nothing. I’m impressed that they managed to sneak it out before Battlefield 4 and the next Call of Duty, and I don’t think the timing is coincidental. The mighty thunder of those games won’t be stolen, but a free and decent alternative to those is a nice October bonus.
It’s fun, it’s free, there’s loads of guns, classes, game modes, daily challenges, and it has a stupid name that has never, ever felt right. All we need now is a launch trailer that treats this overly-manly nonsense as it if were the greatest story ever told. Oh, what do we have here? Chess? SeriousNarrationFace? You bet.
That is everything I expected from the trailer for a game called WarFace. It is perfect, and I’m choosing to believe there’s a huge wink aimed right at us. They know, yeah? They have to know?