My.Games have revealed Warface: Breakout, a paid spin-off to the free to play first person shooter, coming out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One today.
Warface: Breakout is a tactical shooter specifically for console, notably lacking the free-to-play business model that the main game has used since its wider release. However, this is still a budget title, priced at $19.99 USD for the standard version and $29.99 for the Deluxe Edition with a handful of cosmetics.
It features tactical multiplayer in the vein of CS:GO and Valorant, with two teams battling in a Search and Destroy game mode to either plant or defuse a bomb on the map, and an arms store appearing between rounds where you spend credits earnt through a match. There’s five maps at launch, with 30 weapons, and matches feature two teams (the Wardens and Reapers) of five players.
Ivan Pabiarzhyn, Warface franchise lead said, “We’ve been constantly developing the Warface franchise by expanding the original game and bringing it to new platforms, including the recent launch on Nintendo Switch. With Breakout, our goal was to introduce console players to this classic, grounded FPS experience with a heavy focus on gunplay and resource management – the kind of experience which was first defined by the legendary Counter-Strike on PC.”
Post launch, My.Games will support the game with seasonal content updates to add new challenges and cosmetic rewards. You won’t have to buy a Battle Pass to take part in this, with monetisation beyond the initial purchase will be for cosmetics to customise the look of characters and weapons.
Warface as a whole is a pretty fascinating franchise, having struggled to find enough success under original developer Crytek on the last generation of console. It was revived for the current generation with a 2018 release on PS4 and Xbox One, the development team splitting off to create a new studio in early 2019. Since then, the game has come to Nintendo Switch, which has a bespoke 32-player Battle Royale mode, and now we see this tactical shooter spin off.
Source: press release