Warface is a new MMOFPS developed by Crytek Seoul using their latest engine, CryEngine 3, which wa sused to power Crysis 2. The unique thing about this project is that Warface is built to cater for the Asian crowd, at this moment China and Korea. Published in China by Tencent Games, the game was on show at ChinaJoy 2011 and Chinese gaming website, 17173, managed to speak to 3 of the company’s executives, Michael Khaimzon, Paha Schluz and Eric Hu.
Q: What makes Warface stand out?
A: The technology used to develop Warface is very advanced and it will surpass all current available FPS titles. The game also has a new creative element, the PvE mode. Most FPS titles are focused on PvP, but Warface will introduce team PvE in grand settings and storyline.
Q: Can you tell us more about the PvE mode?
A: Our PvE maps will have various locations, including Middle East, South America etc. The AI found will not be like other games’ where enemies act like zombies just rushing at players. Together with things we observed and designed, Warface will have a very exciting PvE mode. Personal note: There will apparently be a function to help teammates get up seen below.
Q: Players in China are worried about the system requirements since Warface is developed using CryEngine 3. Can the mainstream systems handle the game?
A: We are in the knowing that the advanced CryEngine 3 system is used. But during development, we had in mind that Warface is a MMO where many players are in the game, hence the game will be tailor-made for the Asian and China market. We will be optimizing the system while not compromising on the graphics, hence players need not worry about Warface having the same high requirements needed by Crysis 2.
Q: The Crysis series is the company’s most famous product. Will we see shades of Crysis in Warface?
A: Majority of the Warface team worked on the Crysis games before, so it will be fair to say shades of Crysis will be found in Warface. The quality will be the same as well.
Q: How will the payment model be like since nothing official is announced so far?
A: We chose Tencent Games to publish the game in China due to its years of experience operating games in the region. Tencent Games have dealt with different models and each has its own uniqueness. The official beta and final payment model is still unavailable at this time, so please stay tuned to the official Warface website for more details. Personal note: Crytek did specify on its official website the game is Free to Play though…
Q: With companies like Electronic Arts (EA) starting to develop MMOs based on their popular games, will we see the Crysis series having one as well?
A: We do hope to bring successful projects and business models from the West here to the East, but rather than changing current franchise to a MMO, why not we tailor make games for the Asian market instead? As for your question about Crysis adding a MMO to the series, we do not have an answer now, but everything is possible.