Warface Enjoys a Successful First Year in Russia

Apr 16, 2013, 08:31 ET from Crytek GmbH

MOSCOW and FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Players flock to the heat of the battle in Crytek's free-to-play shooter

Crytek's free-to-play FPS, Warface, is celebrating a successful first year online in Russia. Published in partnership with Mail.Ru, the 12 months since the game went live have seen nine million players sign up to get in on the action.

With over two million users regularly heading online to play Warface, the game has enjoyed record-breaking growth across Russia. Over the last 365 days, players have seen the arrival of scores of new weapons, the addition of female character skins and exclusive country-specific features, such as Russian-themed outfits and items.

While 95% of those registered to play on Mail.Ru's servers are located in Russia, the game also welcomed players based in Belarus, Kazakhstan and beyond. The smallest contribution to the impressive overall figures came from Zimbabwe, where two brave players signed up to enter the fray in Warface.

Other interesting statistics include the 84 million players that medics healed over the course of the year, and the 9 million virtual soldiers who forgot to stand back after setting an explosive charge!

Crytek and Mail.Ru would like to thank players in Russia for the level of support they've shown Warface in its first year online, and look forward to offering them more great free-to-play action in the future.

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Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is an independent company at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC, mobile devices and games-as-service using their cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CryENGINE®.

The company's headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek also has studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Nottingham (UK), Shanghai (China), Istanbul (Turkey) and Austin (USA).

Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized for excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop Award for Best Independent Studio and a 2010 Red Dot Design Award. Its multi-award winning games include Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards), Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010), Crysis® 3 and Warface (awarded Best Social/Casual/Online Game of Gamescom 2012). For more information, please visit http://www.crytek.com.

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