Warface is a game you might not have heard much about since its inception, but it has, in fact, been kicking along just fine. Not only is this free-to-play FPS still undergoing active development, but it's also technically changed devs just now.
Crytek is no longer developing Warface, since Warface developers have left the company (game in tow), and now the makers of original Far Cry and Crysis releases are left with their game engine and a single (albeit well-respected) game to work on - Hunt: The Showdown.
Developers of Warface have now left Crytek behind, announcing a major strategic and structural change when it comes to how Warface is actually developed. They've formed Blackwood Games, and will be taking over the entirety of the Warface IP, as well as all future developments the game might undergo.
"It was a tough decision to leave Crytek after all these years, but sometimes you need change to evolve. It’s very important for us to focus on developing Warface in a way that lives up to players’ expectations," said Blackwood CEO, Michael Khaimzon.
The development team remains intact following their split with Crytek, though we must wonder what this means for the game's financial outlook, and the way Blackwood monetise their shooter in the future.
Furthermore, Crytek is left with a thin portfolio as it stands, albeit a rather strong one with how Hunt: The Showdown has been received. Precisely what this means for either of the two games and companies, however, remains to be seen.