Crytek teams up with Rift developer to publish Warface

Crytek, the company famous for the Crysis franchise has announced today that they are teaming up with developer Trion Worlds on PC shooter Warface. Trion Worlds, which has developed such titles as the MMO Rift and the upcoming TV show/video game hybrid Defiance, will co-publish and co-operate Warface.

Warface is a PC multiplayer shooter that will be Crytek’s first free to play title. It will feature high quality graphics courtesy the Cry Engine 3 which was the engine for both Crysis 2 and Crysis 3. In a statement from Trion Worlds, studio head Dr. Lars Buttler divulges what drew them into this project. “We are very impressed with Warface and Crytek’s commitment to polished gameplay, amazing graphics, technical excellence, and real innovation. We very much feel that we are kindred companies and stand strong together.”

Warface is currently available in Russia (where the game is being developed) and should be available in the rest of the world sometime in 2012.