Right now Crytek is working on two different shooters; Crysis 3, and Warface. Warface, and Crysis 3 are different in setting sure, but they’re both shooters, and what separates them most distinctly is their pricing structure. Crysis 3 is a full boxed game hitting the PC, Ps3, and Xbox 360 for $59.99, whereas Warface is a free to play PC title.
The really interesting thing about Warface is that it’ price (Freemium) is going to become standard for all of Cryteks titles after Crysis 3 ships according to CEO Cevat Yerli, who elaborated further stating:
“Right now we are in the transitional phase of our company, transitioning from packaged goods games into an entirely free-to-play experience.
I think this is a new breed of games that has to happen to change the landscape, and be the most user-friendly business model.”
Yerli says this wont effect the $10-$30 million budget their games usually require, but the only difference will be an entry price point of $0. This could be a really smart move for Crytek, often their games are seen as giant engaging tech demos anyway, so if they’re able to expose their graphics engine (CryEngine 3) to the market for free, then that’s nothing but a good thing for CryTek.