Crytek have been wanting to move into the free-to-play market for a while now, the studio which developed CryEngine and many best selling series such as Far Cry and Crysis, has confirmed that they expect to move into the markeypt within the next five to six years.
We decided five or six years ago that we want to marry the quality of triple-A games with the business model of free-to-play,” Yerli told GamesBeat. “And out of that position, Gface and Warface were born. And at that time, we decided some other games, in some of our other studios, would head in this direction. But we kept pushing the quality bar higher on our console business, which is the main dominating business for the Western world, but we are observing, plainly — and we see this already with Warface — that the free-to-play market is on the rise. I think over the next two to three years, free-to-play is going to rival retail with quality games like Warface.”
This is great news, with the CryEngines graphic capabilities and Cryteks ability to come up with a great idea for a game this idea is sure to work out, hopefully we will be seeing games up to standard with Crysis and Far Cry be released through the system.
Crytek’s free-to-play game Warface is currently in closed beta, it is expected to release later this year.