Crytek CEO defends F2P model and Warface


Crytek’s CEO, Cevat Yerli, says he understands that the free-to-play model gives a bad impression to the people, when they hear the words. But with the team that made Crysis working on the new, triple-A quality Warface F2P game, Yerli hopes they will redefine the term and prove F2P doesn’t mean “cheap and bad”.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Yerli admitted some shortcomings the model has, but also said that his company’s entry into the F2P realm will be something different.

“We know that free-to-play games have a bad image. They have a bad reputation; it’s pay to win, it’s low quality. I completely get that, but we are making free-to-play that’s high quality. It’s CryEngine 3, it’s a big investment.”

Yerli also earlier said, in June, that all future projects, apart from Crysis 3 and Homefront 2,, will be free-to-play. The company’s aim is to “ensure the best quality, console game quality”, which means, budgets of between 10$ million and 30$ million per game, as he noted.

What’s your take on the matter?

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11 Comments on "Crytek CEO defends F2P model and Warface"

  1. nick August 29, 2012 at 6:01 am -

    its crytek, they dont make poor games!
    never have, never will!
    however that said i wish they would keep some games away from F2P.
    i mean some games it suits, some games it does not.

  2. foxton August 29, 2012 at 7:01 am -

    yes they do, IMO crysis 2 was a poor game, the MP was good for a little while, but i got bored of the SP very quickly, think i only did the first couple of chapters

  3. nick August 29, 2012 at 9:10 am -

    just because you did not like it does not mean it was a bad game.
    in fact its one of the best games weve received this gen!
    no game out there offers what it does.
    the openness of the levels, the choice of gameplay, the power suit, the action sequences, the great story for a shooter.

  4. foxton August 29, 2012 at 10:38 am -

    Nick, re read my post
    just because you say they dont make poor games doesnt mean they dont!
    So what your saying is your opinion is right and mine is wrong? how does that work?
    this is the beauty of Gamets Thirst, we can all have a healthy discussion about the topic. In your opinion Crytek are amazing, i think they are pretty sub standard

  5. nick August 31, 2012 at 9:59 am -

    because its one of the highest rated games released this gen thats why!
    theres a reason why most of the reviews it got were in the 9s.

  6. Ghost250 August 31, 2012 at 11:11 am -

    nick stop acting as if every game you like is one of the best games this gen. its all of matter of opinion. imo crysis 2 blows ass. i had that game worst 60 bucks i’ve spent this gen. never again will i buy another crysis or better yet cryshit

  7. narwall14 August 31, 2012 at 11:43 am -

    did you get it on pc or ps3 etc?

  8. TheGrimOfDeath August 31, 2012 at 1:43 pm -

    I borrowed Crysis 2 from my friend, played it on the hardest difficulty and finished it in 5 months. Played Multiplayer, but it took SO LONG (since I borrowed it 3 months ago so probably nobody played it anymore) to load a match, or probably it was my speed. All in all not worth 60$ in my opinion, 40$ maybe, 30$ okay.

  9. Ghost250 September 1, 2012 at 2:15 am -

    got it on xbox 360

  10. nick September 1, 2012 at 9:55 am -

    right, so your right and every industry professional is wrong!
    christ, ive never met such denial and arrogance!

  11. nick September 1, 2012 at 9:55 am -

    next you will be saying naughty bear was game of the century!

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