Viking Gamers HQ – A free first person shooter game with a stint of not even a year is set to close down on February 1st.Game company Crytek are the founders of Warface, and were able to have their game be exclusive to the Xbox360 for free. Warface was originally a PC/MAC game, but was able to expand to a console. After 10 months (Note: They announced the shutdown on December 2nd) of being a console game, the game is set to close on February 1st, 2015.
Crytek already has closed the game to new players, the studio announced on its official Facebook page today. Existing players still are able to play the game and use any content they have acquired until it closes, but no one may purchase additional.
“To all our Xbox 360 players, thank you for choosing to spend your time playing Warface— and we hope you’ll become part of the vibrant community enjoying regular new content and Co-op and Versus action — subscription free — on PC,”
Warface launched on PC in October 2013, whereas the console version was released in the middle of April 2014. In the summer of 2014, Crytek was challenged with many financial difficulties among the company. Due to this, they have geared their focus to publishing computer gaming instead of console gaming. There was an anonymous benefactor that forced Crytek to need their German studio to meet the payroll.
One of Crytek’s developing games, Homefront: The Revolution, was sold to another company, Deep Silver in order to meet the payroll. The CEO of Crytek, Cevat Yerli, said Warface and a new beta game Upcoming MOBA Arena of Fate helped form what they claim, the perfect portfolio to establish themselves as an online publisher.
Many speculate Crytek is a horrible coming, as they only focus on the visual aspects of the games. Not many fans were sad to see the game go (I am cring), so it looks as if Crytek has made a good move, possibly their only move though.