If you have not heard of Warface, it is Crytek’s first foray into the world of Free to Play online games, with the game developed using the company’s very own CryEngine 3. Warface is designed with the Asian gamers in mind, particularly Mainland China, hence it will launch there first under Tencent Games. With that, the Closed Beta phase has been scheduled to start on 15th September, which is less than a week away.
There are currently 4 classes revealed: Engineer (middle range combat, laying landmines, fix armors), Assaulter (main DPS, replenishes bullets), Sniper (long range combat) and finally Medic (short range combat, replenishes health, first aid). As you can see, a successful team will need a variation of all 4 classes.
Similar to most new online shooters coming out, there is a heavy PvE component in Warface. This is in the form of missions, similar to the ones found in the multi-player modes of Battlefield and Call of Duty games. For the PvP side, all the normal modes found in other titles will be available. There are a few which claims to be “innovative”, but from my point of view is just slightly modified maps and aims from existing ones.
Finally, of the 3 out of 5 features revealed, the DIY weapons system is something most players will be looking forward to. Weapons can be customized according to individual battle’s needs and used accordingly. I have not seen how this will be like inside the game itself, but Blacklight: Retribution’s system (link) totally blew me away. I am not very confident of getting a key for this titl, so do not stay tuned for in-game footage 🙁