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Submitted by _gray_fox 352d ago | news

Crytek’s Warface has set a new Guinness World Record

Crytek today announced that their free-to-play title, Warface, has set a new Guinness World Record. The game entered the record books for having the most players online simultaneously on one online shooter server. The record was set on Saturday, January 26th, when 145,012 players in Russia were enjoying Warface on the Moscow-based Alfa server. (PC, Warface)

ATi_Elite  +   353d ago
Crytek finally got it's MP mode right and in the form of Warface.

I play Warface from time to time (Early in the Morning to get lowest ping cause it's Russian Only right now) and Warface is GOOD.

9 million users, wow just a month ago it was 6 million. Warface is very popular in Russia.

If you want a fast paced Twitch shooter but are TIRED of COD and it's CASUAL Gameplay then step up to Warface.
jimbobwahey  +   352d ago
Hahahaha COD casual? God damn people post some dumb stuff in the comment sections of this site.
shadowwizard  +   352d ago
So you want to say that CoD is hardcore? Lulz.
Letros  +   352d ago
It certainly isn't hardcore...
Baka-akaB  +   352d ago
is there a more mainstream and accessible shooter than cod ? dont think so .

It makes Quake looks like brain surgery
coolbeans  +   352d ago
@above

Why not just meet in the middle?

-Thanks to accessibility being key (which twitch-based gunplay, MP UI, yada yada), it's an easy shooter to pick up and disgest the whole structure. Despite that, the RPG-esque choices involved for your character demand much more understanding than swinging a bat in Wii Sports (you know, a casual title).

-At the same time, the accumulation of that skill doesn't measure up to pinpoint precision of rocket jumps for stuff like Quake or communications of other team-based FPS.

The casual/hardcore terms we've built up shouldn't be considered as dichotomous as we think. There's a broad grey area in between.
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jimbobwahey  +   352d ago
Ah, so apparently because COD is popular, that's the reason that it's supposedly casual?

That's an awful metric to judge by, especially since by that logic the classic twitch-based shooters from the PC heydays of the late 90s such as Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament, are also casual games given their tremendous popularity at the time.

Edit: Just for a laugh, I'd love to know what games you consider to be hardcore shadowwizard, Letros and Baka-akaB.
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rainbow6vet  +   352d ago
Yeah it is casual compared to the ghost recon and rainbow 6 games of old.
DragonKnight  +   352d ago
I love that I'm not a shooter fan and get to see the battle between CoD fans trying to sell it as hardcore and the rest of the gaming world ridiculing them for it.
4lc4pon3  +   352d ago
COD is junk.
Rivitur  +   352d ago
@Baka

Any stickman shooter in the past 10 years.
kwyjibo  +   352d ago
COD is casual not just because it's full of fratboy dudebros kicking back with some beers, but because its skill ceiling is so low, you get rewarded with +1s for both failure and success.

Those twitch shooters from the 90's? The skill ceiling of Quake 3 is insane. Get on one of those servers now, and you just won't get a kill. No hand holding, no making you feel better - you will just get murdered again and again and again until you either get good, or give up. High skill floor, limitless skill ceiling.

COD isn't like that at all.
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HarryB  +   352d ago
Counter strike the half life mod had much more players online than that. It wasn't registered though.
kwyjibo  +   352d ago
What a ridiculous record, what does it even mean? From what I understand, Warface is not a single server MMO style shooter like planetside, so everyone is playing in little instances, which makes this award meaningless. It's a pathetic PR release and nothing else.
ZodTheRipper  +   352d ago
I don't get it really. Is this record only for Russia?
Other shooters have much more players playing online.
Rivitur  +   352d ago
Maybe its players that got on to one server over the span of a day? I thought it was playing at once on the same server but guess not..
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Shadowgate  +   352d ago
All respawn gaming is causal. It does not matter how good you are at it you are playing a kids mode.

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