Players in South Korea Lock and Load Ahead of Warface Open Beta

Apr 30, 2013, 09:00 ET from Crytek GmbH

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany and SEOUL, South Korea, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Crytek and Nexon prepare for the ongoing growth of Warface across Asia

The successful growth of Crytek's free-to-play FPS, Warface, is set to continue this week as the game enters its Open Beta phase in South Korea.

Operated across the country by leading online publisher NEXON Co. Ltd., Warface has proven a hit with South Korean players during its Closed Beta phase, and was named Best FPS at the 2012 G-Star expo by popular Korean gaming site, Inven.

"Warface is finally launching in Korea after making its Closed Beta debut in September last year," said Jung-Bae Lee, Director of Publishing at Nexon. "We will challenge the FPS game market with the game's unique content and strive to match the  expectations of Korean gamers waiting for an authentic FPS game."

"The popularity of free-to-play gaming in South Korea has been a source of inspiration for Crytek, and we couldn't be more excited to see Warface entering an important new phase in the country," said Joshua Howard, Executive Producer, Warface. "So far, the reaction to Warface from players has been extremely positive. Alongside Nexon, we look forward to sharing the game's unique action with many more gamers across South Korea, and inviting them to enjoy the thrills and spills that have already captivated players in the Closed Beta."

The news that Warface is entering its Open Beta phase in South Korea comes hot on the heels of the announcement that the game attracted nine million users during its first year online in Russia.  

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