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Crytek's Warface launches in Europe and the US

Crytek has launched free-to-play FPS Warface in North America and Europe.

The online game is now playable in PC browsers through Crytek's gaming-centric social hub GFACE.

Powered by CryEngine 3, Crytek says Warface offers "a constantly updated" universe featuring class-based player versus player action and multiplayer co-op missions.

It's localised in English, French, German and Turkish, with other languages to follow.

Dirk Metzger, Crytek's general manager of publishing, said: "Our goal with Warface has always been to show that free-to-play games can be top quality, blockbuster experiences that match the industry's highest standards."

The launch trailer below offers some insight into the power struggle between the game's two rival forces, Warface and Blackwood.

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In April, Crytek said Warface had amassed nine million registered players in Russia in the game's first year of availability.

In August, the studio confirmed plans to release Warface on Xbox 360. Although a firm launch date hasn't been set, the shooter's expected to hit Microsoft's console in early 2014. Warface will remain a free-to-play title on Xbox 360, although players will be required to hold an Xbox Live Gold subscription.

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