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Warface hits 25M users worldwide within two years

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Warface, the free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter from Crytek, now has 25 million registered users worldwide, the studio announced today.

"It is a fantastic achievement for our franchise and for our teams, and we'd like to thank Warface players everywhere for their support," said Cevat Yerli, CEO and creative director of Crytek, in a press release.

The Crytek Kiev-developed title first went live on Windows PC in Russia in April 2012, and was released in North America, Europe and Turkey last October. As of March 26, an open beta for Warface is available on Xbox 360 free to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Crytek is planning to launch an open beta of the PC version in China later this year, followed by Japan and Taiwan.

Warface is a class-based shooter that offers competitive and cooperative play, and the daily missions that exist on PC are also available on Xbox 360. Producers at Crytek say the game is not "pay-to-win"; instead, weapons have to be unlocked through progression before players can buy them. Customization items, such as helmets that offer ability boosts, are also available for purchase. For more details, check out our recent preview.

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