Crytek’s free-to-play online military shooter Warface has claimed a Guiness World Record for “most online players simultaneously present on one online shooter server.”
Thanks to Mail.Ru, a leading internet service provider and online games publisher, the Guiness event saw more than 145,000 Russian Warface players gunning everything in sight.
“Warface stands out from other shooters for many reasons,” said Vladimir Nikolsky, Vice President of the Games Division at Mail.Ru. “The fact that it’s created with CryENGINE® 3, its exciting co-op and versus modes, and the constant updates to the game world all set it apart and have helped to ensure its popularity with players and press. We’d like to thank everyone who has supported Warface so far, especially our players, who made this record possible.”
Warface is an exclusive title for the PC powered by CryEngine 3 that launched in April, 2012. A Western release is said to happen sometime later this year but for now the game has entered closed beta in North America.
The Guiness World Record is not the only trophy to Warface’s name. Crytek’s online shooter also received the title of “Game of the Year” at the Russian Games Developer Conference and additionally saw to over 9 million user registrations in its first year of launch.
In August of last year, Crytek announced that there was a possibility of the game being released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 as well.