Cevat Yerli, the CEO of Crytek, is really into the free-to-play (F2P) scene. So much so that the game development company that he runs, Crytek, will be solely developing for an F2P crowd after the release of their latest game Crysis 3, demoed in this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).
Crytek is known for breathtaking and next-generation visuals in its games and a style of First Person Shooter that was unmatched until a while back when other game development studios caught up to the free-flowing almost-sandboxy style of playing.
Warface will be the first F2P multiplayer offering from the company’s Kiev studio. This is supplemented by the GFACE social gaming platform that will take F2P to a greater level, says Yerli.
As we were developing console games we knew, very clearly, that the future is online and free-to-play. Right now we are in the transitional phase of our company, transitioning from packaged goods games into an entirely free-to-play experience. What this entails is that our future, all the new games that we’re working on, as well new projects, new platforms and technologies, are designed around free-to-play and online, with the highest quality development.
AAA games that are absolutely free to play? I am cautiously optimistic.