Crytek are chuffed to have received a Guinness World Record, and it's not for 'Shiniest Game.'
As reported today, 145,012 simultaneous players logged onto a single Warface server on January 26th, the largest population to have been officially recorded for an online shooter. Despite still being in beta over here, the free to play CryEngine 3-powered browser FPS launched in Eastern Europe back in 2012, and has already received over 9 million registrations.
“Warface stands out from other shooters for many reasons,” gushed Vladimir Nikolsky, Vice President of the Games Division of Russian ISP Mail.Ru, presumably after being given a massive bag of money. “The fact that it’s created with CryENGINE, 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 certainly an impressive free to play shooter, both in terms of features and visuals, though I can't help but feel it lacks a unique visual identity (read: it's kinda brown). You can read more in our recent Warface hands-on preview.