Back in April, Crytek unleashed their free-to-play shooter, Warface
, upon 360 players after the PC version had been blasting away since the previous October. Now, after just over seven months of being live, Crytek have announced that they will be shutting the game's servers down in February. The PC version will continue to be available.
Unfortunately, as it's an online only title, this means gamers will no longer be able to play the game after this point, making it uncompletable from then on. If you haven't yet started the game, you also won't be able to start now as it's now not possible to create a new account for the game or buy the Kredits that are used as the game's currency. In a post to the Xbox.com forums
, one of the game's moderators has explained the decision, thanked fans of the game and provided the following FAQ with some more information.When will the game be shut down?
Warface Xbox 360 Edition will close on February, 1st, 2015.
Why is it shutting down?
We’re always evaluating our portfolio to ensure that the experiences available on Xbox suit the needs of our community. Player demand and creative direction sometimes mandate that we shift our focus onto other games and opportunities.
Can my friends create an account and play with me before it closes down for good?
No, sorry. As of the day of this announcement, no new accounts can be created on Warface Xbox 360 Edition.
Will there be any updates between now and the game closure?
Why can't I purchase Kredits anymore?
As of the day of release of this announcement, we froze the ability to purchase Kredits.
Will Warface be coming to Xbox One?
We can't give definite answer at this time
What will happen with my Kredits I didn't spend before the game's closure?
After the game closes, the value of any unused Kredits will be transferred to Xbox Store credits of similar value. https://store.xbox.com
Who should I contact if my Kredits don’t transfer properly or my in-game achievements aren’t showing up on my profile for other Xbox games?
Contact Xbox customer support for assistance with your Xbox Live account, billing or gaming questions at http://support.xbox.com/contact-us
What does “reimbursed based on similar value” mean? How will that be determined?
Your Microsoft account will be credited with local currency equal to the purchase price of any unspent Kredits you purchased through Xbox Live.
Where can I find the Xbox Live store?
Once my Kredits have been converted to Xbox Store credits, how do I access them? Where do they show up?
You will be presented with the option to use the balance in your Microsoft account when making purchases through the Xbox store either through Xbox.com or on your console. To check your account balance, please visit account.xbox.com.
Will my Kredits get transferred to my Warface account on PC?
No, they will not be transferred, as you will be reimbursed based on similar value in the XBOX Live store when the game closes.
Will I get to keep my Warface Xbox 360 Edition achievements on my Xbox 360 profile?
Yes, any achievements and Gamerscore you’ve earned in Warface will remain on your profile.
Will there be a time before the closure where the armory will provide things for cheaper/for free like some other games do when they close?
Nothing’s planned at this time.
Are the Warface forums on Xbox forums going to stay?
No, the Warface forums on Xbox will close on this date. However, we hope that the friendships you forged in this game will carry over into other forums and games here on Xbox.com.
Will I be able to transfer my Warface Xbox 360 Edition account to a Warface PC account?
No, Warface Kredits purchased on Xbox 360 will only be able to be transferred to Xbox Store credits of similar value at February 1st.
Thanks to all the community members who brought this to our attention.