It was recently announced that the winner of the Best Social/Casual/Online game at Gamescom 2012 has gone to a free-to-play First Person Shooter titled Warface. If you have no idea what Warface is, I don’t blame you. It’s not even in closed beta yet. What you really need to know about it can be summed up by CEO/Founder of Crytek, Cevat Yerli.
At its core, Warface is a new social first-person shooter experience that invites players and their friends of all levels to come together and discover Crytek quality for free. This award underlines what we saw on the show floor in Cologne; that Warface is being viewed favorably by everyone looking for something new in online multiplayer gaming.
Essentially Warface is going to be a social, free-to-play shooter with lovely graphics powered by the Crytek engine. There are currently two trailers available on the official site and my first impressions were very favorable. The game looks gorgeous and fast paced. I’m a fan of this trend of free-to-play first person shooters, and I’m interested to see how the social aspect will play out, considering your friends can supposedly assist you from their iPhones. The quality of free-to-play games has skyrocketed in the past year or so and I’m anxious to see how Warface fits in. You can sign up for closed beta on the official site. (Source: Crytek.com)