Crytek still hot on the marketing trail with WARFACE, the free to play multiplayer military FPS is now being courted at Gamescom 2013. Always excited to showcase their CryEngine tech being properly utilized for WARFACE, those in attendance at Gamescom this year are able to actually get their hands on the game and take it for a spin.
Just to let you in on a secret which is not a secret at all, I’m completely making up as I type this, because it only makes since for WARFACE to also land on next-gen consoles to drive market interest for the game, this could be a great opportunity for Microsoft to add more free to play experiences to their Xbox One ecosystem.
Sure, I know I recently wrote an article stating that free to play by definition isn’t actually free to play on Xbox Live due to the paywall. Xbox fans trust that that article was looking out for your best interest. With Microsoft’s showing crazy love with their new ‘Gamers you want it, it yours’ approach to the Xbox One policy changes, I thought, what the heck, lets milk it, right! You get the point, but regardless, for the moment games that you ‘don’t have to pay for’, (yeah lets call it that), behind the paywall of LIVE would indeed add to the Xbox One appeal.
The option to play a fully fleshed out online multiplayer shooter for free does ease the pain of spending $500 big ones. It could also drives back the more affordable urge of the PS4 in light of its healthy list of free to play games at launch. God forbid Sony grabs yet another free to play game, namely WARFACE for the PS4. At the moment it’s difficult to deny that the shooter list for the holidays clearly favors Sony’s well played free to play hand. The option to play Blacklight Retribution, Planetside 2 and Warframe for free in addition to the options of Killzone Shadow Fall, Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghost, all before January is mighty tempting.
WARFACE on Xbox One just makes sense, at least from my comfortable reclining desk chair. What do you think? Should Microsoft pursue Crytek’s free to play shooter for the Xbox One? Let us know in the comment below after you watch this new WARFACE trailer, enjoy.