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9 million Russians playing Crytek's Warface

9 million Russians playing Crytek's Warface

Wed 17 Apr 2013 9:17am GMT / 5:17am EDT / 2:17am PDT
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Free-to-play FPS keeps on growing

Crytek's freemium FPS Warface has over 9 million registered players 12 months after it was released.

The publisher has celebrated the first year anniversary of the shooter's debut in Russia by releasing a few selected statistics. For instance that 5 per cent of the players using Mail.Ru's servers come from beyond the country's borders, from territories like Belarus, Kazakhstan and even (for two players at least) Zimbabwe.

It means the game has seen significant growth in the last five months in November last year Crytek reported that Warface had 5 million players in Russia. The game attracted 1 million players in its first month.

"Reaching the five million registered users mark speaks volumes about the quality and appeal of Warface," Vladimir Nikolsky of Mail.Ru, the game's Russian publisher, said in November.

"With a combination of first-class visuals and game play that is second to none, Warface stands out from the crowd and promises to attract even more attention from players in the future."

The game is currently in closed beta for the US and UK.

8 Comments

Graham Simpson
Tea boy

219 7 0.0
Never played a pay to win game, never will.

Posted:A year ago

#1

Craig Page
Programmer

382 218 0.6
But how many of those 9 million Russians are paying anything to play the game?

Posted:A year ago

#2

Ilya Chernykh
Copywriter

2 0 0.0

Posted:A year ago

#3

Samuel Verner
Game Designer

131 243 1.9
headline is wrong. not 9 million playing, but 9 million are registered. that is something completly diffrent. 9 million registered can also mean only 200k MAU, because the game is so terrible. put more effort in the news, dear author....

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Samuel Verner on 17th April 2013 9:42pm

Posted:A year ago

#4

Paul Jace
Merchandiser

925 1,381 1.5
I too would like to know how many of those players are actually paying money while playing and also how much money is Crytek making off of this game each month? That link gave an error and said the page could not be found.

Posted:A year ago

#5

Ilya Chernykh
Copywriter

2 0 0.0

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Ilya Chernykh on 18th April 2013 10:43am

Posted:A year ago

#6

Andreas Gschwari
Senior Games Designer

558 607 1.1
That's great news for Crytek. For a first effort in that space that's pretty damn good. 2 million+ active users per month is a very high number. I would hope this generates a decent profit for Crytek.

Posted:A year ago

#7

Adam Campbell
Associate Producer

1,166 948 0.8
Crytek are looking for a Free to Play future, so this will be encouraging for them especially seeing as this is just a small part of the global market.

Posted:A year ago

#8

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