Warface shut down by Microsoft

Xbox 360

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.

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