“The face of war has changed,” begins this trailer for Warface. And yet the name of Warface has not changed. It is still Warface. And, thank god, really.
Crytek’s absurdly monikered free-to-play multiplayer shooter will be coming to Xbox 360 in 2014. It’s a remarkably dour, serious game, considering that it’s basically impossible to take a game called “Warface” seriously. This trailer introduces us to the good guys, who are called — what else? — “Team Warface”. The bad guys are called “Blackwood”.
So, starting sometime next year, Xbox 360 owners will get to experience the face… of war. The more time passes, the more I’m beginning to think that this whole thing is an elaborate troll, that they know that we can’t help but mock the game’s name, but at least that means we’ll keep writing about it. But I just don’t know anymore. When Crytek’s head guy tells the press that the game is called Warface because, “I think it’s very personal. I think it’s a very social experience,” like… is this guy for real?
OK, what do you think? Warface, as a name: Troll, or for real?