Crytek will only be make free-to-play games in the future according to CEO Cevat Yerli, changing the entire business model of the Crysis developer away from boxed products.
Speaking to Videogamer
at E3 2012, the Crytek CEO stressed that it would keep a reputation for triple-A quality even when it came to free to play titles.
"Right now we are in the transitional phase of our company, transitioning from packaged goods games into an entirely free-to-play experience,
" said Yerli.
"What this entails is that our future, all the new games that we're working on, as well new projects, new platforms and technologies, are designed around free-to-play and online, with the highest quality development.
Crytek's first free to play game is the already announced Warface, which you can see a trailer of below.
"As is evident in Warface, our approach is to ensure the best quality, console game quality. That implies budgets of between $10m to $30m - so no compromise there - but at the price-point of $0 entry.
Crytek will continue to complete all current contracts for boxed releases - the only one we know about being Crysis 3
- before transitioning utterly to this new free to play model.
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