Free-to-play FPS Warface is coming to consoles in 2018. As the Warface early access begins for PlayStation 4 console release, there’s also found packs available to purchase for early adopters. And the Xbox One release is planned for September, 2018.
The Crytek shooter was originally released for the PC back in 2013, and actually made it onto the Xbox 360 back in 2014 for 10 months before it was discontinued. It follows the fairly standard method of giving players a choice of classes. And then pitting them in teams of four against human or AI enemies in various game modes.
So you’ll be able to pick from Rifleman, Sniper, Medic or Engineer. And each will have unique loadouts and special abilities familiar if you’ve played the PC version. Four of the Early Access Founders Packs available to buy are class specific, with the Collector’s Edition bundling it all together along with more weapons and bonuses.
Game modes include PvP Plant The Bomb, Battle Royale and more. The raid missions are themed around fighting the AI-controlled Blackwood forces as part of the Warface military faction. And you’ll visit a range of locations including Siberian mountains, African jungles and more.
It should play pretty smoothly after so many years on the PC. And the game has continued to expand since the original release.The Battle Royale mode currently handles up to 16 players, but the aim is to expand it to 32 for the full release – and each weapon only has one magazine of ammo, meaning skill will still play a large part in your survival and victory.
Probably the biggest worry might be that the game is discontinued on the PS4 and Xbox One. Especially after the previous Xbox 360 console port ended in February 2015 in just 10 months from launching. But Cytek appear to be committing to a fairly substantial amount of support for the new releases, with a roadmap for PS4 content already laid out into 2019.
Warface PlayStation 4 Content Roadmap
Assuming you’re investing the time in Warface, you’ll earn experience points, Warface Dollars and vendor points for completing matches and missions. And these will then unlock weapons and armour, customisation, and equipment.
Understandably for a free-to-play game, there will always be a range of options for Booster packs and other items to purchase. The developers need to fund themselves, after all. But hopefully there’s enough for free to get you hooked in the first place.
Warface Console Release Announcement Video:
Warface PS4 Early Access PvP Trailer
It’s been confirmed that there won’t be any cross-play support for PC gamers to take on PS4 and Xbox One players. Which you might see as a shame. But given the advantage of a mouse-keyboard set-up, and potentially 5 years of previous experience, it’s probably the right choice!