Crytek: Russian gamers are “hardcore”, can “survive anything”

Friday, 8th June 2012 00:46 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Warface development team seems quite pleased with the reception the free-to-play shooter is getting in Russia.

Speaking to Kotaku, the Crytek Kiev team said that Russian gamers are “hardcore”; they enjoy high difficulty and realism, like recoil on guns and fewer visual aids.

“Oh, yeah. I enjoy the Russian market. They will survive anything,” one of the developers said.

Warface is also being tested in China, where things are quite different.

“In China it’s ok to pay for the advantage. But in Russia, they won’t play that kind of game,” Crytek said.

Warface is expected to spread to other territories some time this year, apparently thanks to Trion.



  1. Yoshi

    Nice to see they know their markets and are experimenting with them.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. TheWulf

    They’re talking up their target demographic as part of a marketing campaign. Nothing wrong with that. Very transparent, though.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. misieque

    lol, it’s like saying “they can even survive our crappy gameplay”. Nice euphemism.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Chernobyl is in the Ukraine… Doofus :-P

    #4 3 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Nobody’s interested in your origin story mutant freek.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. hyperbaric

    I wonder why I associate russians with cheaters then.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. OwnedWhenStoned

    I associate anyone under the age of 18 with cheating.

    #7 3 years ago

    I associate Russians with babushka dolls, vodka, racism, tall blonde ladies and snow.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. OwnedWhenStoned

    @8 and dashcams and terrible, terrible driving.

    #9 3 years ago

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