The Seoul-based Nexon (MapleStory
) has signed a deal with Crytek to publish the developer's free-to-play online first-person shooter Warface
in Taiwan and South Korea.
Crytek has so far revealed deals with three companies in different regions for Warface
, including online game operator Tencent for China, and internet services firm Mail.Ru Group for Russia
and its neighboring CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries. It has yet to reveal a U.S. publisher.
The team-based military shooter was developed by Crytek Kiev, and co-produced by Crytek Seoul and Crytek Frankfurt. Built on the company's CryEngine 3 game engine (which also powered Crysis 2
is the first game from Crytek to adopt the free-to-play model that has become common with MMORPGs and Asian first person shooters.