Crytek, having announced that Warface was being pulled from the Xbox 360 a few days ago, has responded to the many messages in support of the game they say they have received, by claiming it was Microsoft who decided to shut Warface down, not them.
A Crytek representative, speaking to Game Informer, clarified their position,
“With Microsoft acting as publisher for Warface on Xbox 360, we are bound by their decision to phase out the game on their console. We appreciate their efforts in supporting Warface up to this point, but, like the many players we’re hearing from, we are sad to see the game leave Xbox 360”
Warface’s community team also chipped in on the Xbox Forums,
“(Microsoft) are always evaluating our portfolio to ensure experiences available on Xbox suit the needs of our community. Player demand and creative direction sometimes mandate that we shift our focusonto other games and opportunities.
There was no confirmation, either way on whether Warface would be making it’s way to the Xbox One front line & I can’t help but wonder if this is in some way signalling the beginning of the end for the online Live experience for the 360.
Crytek, makers of some excellent shooters, have announced the closure of their Warface service on Xbox 360 via their Facebook page.
They are due to close the currently free-to-play shooter on the 1st of February 2015.
This will mean that no new players will be able to join the fun & existing players will no longer be able to purchase additional Warface Kredits.
Existing players will still be able to use anything that have already acquired in the game and will be free to continue to play until the service is retired. They will also be able to spend any currently unused Kredits.
As for what happens to any Kredits that are not spent. Well, the current theory is that they’ll be MIA for eternity.
Gamemania.be have listed Ryse: Son of Rome Legendary Edition on there website here.
The game is listed at 49.98 Euros (around £39.95) and gives a release date of 5th September 2014. According to the description (once translated) Legendary Edition will include the full original Xbox One launch title along with all 4 pieces of DLC and an exclusive outfit and weapons.
Last week Crytek spoke out about how they were disappointed in the sales of Ryse: Son of Rome, is this there latest attempt to recoup some lost profit after closing their UK Studio?
Ryse: Son of Rome is a well-crafted Roman Empire game that to look at is to die for! Sadly, the campaign is a bit shit and the combat system somewhat repetitive that you might get tired of – but the great news is that multiplayer is its saving grace and you can have endless hours of fun completing the many daring challenges of the Colosseum as you progress your Gladiator into an ultimate fighting machine. Ultimately, Ryse is not as good overall as I had hoped considering the E3 2013 briefing advertising it as something truly special. What was a Kinect exclusive now simply uses a handful of voice commands (thankfully) but it’s a fun game that could have been a lot better if the combat system was improved and it offered more than a six to seven hour run through.
New DLC is coming to Xbox One’s launch title Ryse: Son of Rome, developed by Microsoft Studios and Crytek, in the form of ‘Mar’s Chosen’ DLC Pack. The DLC will add new maps, a new character skin and a brand-new cooperative gameplay type called Survival Mode.
In Survival mode, there is only one objective: battle alongside a fellow gladiator against endless waves of barbarians as your health gradually drains. The only way to regain health and keep death at bay is with quick kills and brutal executions, but the longer you survive, earning more gold and experience with each wave successfully cleared, the faster your health depletes.
In addition to Survival mode, “Mars’ Chosen” Pack features five maps. Two of the maps: Firestorm and Dockyard, are specifically created for Survival Mode, and the most popular map, Courtyard, has been optimized for Survival Mode. The other two; Pyramid and Obelisk , will transport you to the distant and exotic shores of ancient Egypt in Arena Mode. Lastly, Mars’ Chosen Pack includes a new character skin: the Legionary.
Xbox Wire has also reported that from February 18th, there will be a ten day sale on Ryse : Son of Rome DLC Content leading up to the release of Mar’s Chosen, including a reduced price for the Games on Demand version of the game on Xbox Store.
Xbox has provided thisisxbox.com with FIVE Beta codes for Warface on the Xbox 360. This is the upcoming free-to-play (with Xbox LIVE Gold) title from Crytek!
Featuring Four soldier classes, Co-Op missions and traditional Versus modes, Warface: 360 Edition will have all the action and visual power of its PC origins and will bring all its action to the Xbox 360 with players all over the world joining in its online battle over Xbox LIVE. Players will follow simple creed: Enlist. Unite. Prevail
To grab yourself a beta code, we have five up for grabs all you have to do is send us a tweet to @ThisisXbox confirming you want a code and we’ll pick five randoms on February 14th
Crytek and Microsoft Studios have launched a public beta for the upcoming FPS – Warface Xbox 360 Edition. Set for a Spring launch, gamer’s interested in trying out the free-to-play offering for Xbox LIVE Gold members can register their interest today – more details below.
Powered by the award-winning CRYENGINE, “Warface Xbox 360 Edition” boasts compelling gameplay set in the near future where Warface forces battle against the ruthless Blackwood military. The class-based shooter enables beta players to experience different tactical approaches, gameplay styles and unique weapon sets of all four Warface classes: Rifleman, Medic, Engineer, and Sniper. When the game launches in spring, players will then receive regularly updated content, enabling fans to experience new, daily co-operative campaign missions and a continuous supply of new maps, weaponry, boosts and more.
Crytek today also unveiled a new trailer for “Warface Xbox 360 Edition,” showcasing the game’s four solider classes and co-operative gameplay on Xbox 360 for the first time.
“Warface Xbox 360 Edition” will be available exclusively on Xbox 360 as a free-to-play with Gold title. Visit www.warface.com/xbox to sign up today and register to join the battle.
Microsoft Studios and Crytek have revealed that the award winning title for PC, Warface, will come to the Xbox 360 platform in early 2014, and it will be Free to play for Gold XBox LIVE Members.
Featuring Four soldier classes, Co-Op missions and traditional Versus modes, Warface: 360 Edition will have all the action and visual power of its PC origins and will bring all its action to the Xbox 360 with players all over the world joining in its online battle over Xbox LIVE. Players will follow simple creed : Enlist. Unite. Prevail
A trailer for the Xbox 360 version is below, this is definitely one to watch:
Have you all calmed down? Caught your breath? Worked out how many organs you’ll need to sell to then afford the new Xbox One? The answer to all 3 questions from me is yes. But whoa… what a day so far, right? Well let’s now talk about CryENGINE 3.
Videogame developer and publisher Crytek GmbH have spoken out and welcomed the unveiling of Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, reiterating that their CryENGINE 3 technology is equipped to start creating software for the system now. Take a read of the press release below and try not to keep screeching like a girl… I am failing at that.
Crytek recently became an officially licensed provider of middleware and tools for Xbox One, and will support the platform as well as equipping CryENGINE 3 licensees with the advanced toolset required to achieve their own games for the system.
“We offered assurances over two years ago that CryENGINE 3 was ready for the next generation of consoles, and time has revealed that promise to be true,” said Carl Jones, Director of Global Business Development at Crytek. “As developers begin to create new games for Xbox One, our technology and unparalleled support will ensure CryENGINE 3 users remain at the forefront of the industry now and well into the future.”
Crytek’s CryENGINE 3 is used by licensees around the world to create blockbuster hits and popular online games, and is the first all-in-one development solution that provides multi-award winning graphics, and all necessary game systems and tools, out of the box.
Crytek has aquired their ninth worldwide studio which is situated in Austin, Texas, USA. Crytek USA Corp. is the company’s first US-based studio and is ideally placed to embrace exciting new game, engine and business development opportunities in North America and beyond. Continue reading Crytek Open New Studio In America→