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Tencent to manage Crytek's Warface in China

Internet giant to operate new free-to-play shooter from Crysis dev

Crytek's upcoming free-to-play first-person shooter Warface will be operated in China exclusively by Tencent.

Tencent is an internet giant in the region, and boasts a $75 million market cap and revenues of $1.8 billion.

"The development of our first free-to-play online project marks another major stepping stone for our studio," offered Avni Yerli, MD of Crytek.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with Tencent who are recognised as the largest online game community in China and a world-class online game developer and operator. We believe this game will make a glorious achievement in the Asian markets."

Earlier this year, Tencent vice president Bo Wang said that the company's games enjoy a lifecycle of between 5-7 years, with the firm operating a micro transaction based business to cater to all consumers.

"Developed by Crytek and operated by Tencent in China, Warface will give Chinese players a revolutionary shooting game experience", added Steven Ma, vice president of Tencent Games.

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