The Xbox 360 version of free-to-play shooter Warface will be shut down on February 1, Crytek has announced. The game only launched on 360 in April.

The longer-running PC version, however, will continue to be playable and updated.

Notice of the game's closure was posted on Facebook.

"In the run up to February 1st next year, we'll be gradually winding down Warface service on Xbox 360," reads the statement. "Existing players will still be able to play the game and use any content they have already acquired until the game closure date. However, effective today, no new players will be able to join and current players will no longer be able to purchase additional Warface Kredits. Players can spend any existing Kredits they have within the game until it closes on February 1st, 2015.

"To all our Xbox 360 players, thank you for choosing to spend your time playing Warface - and we hope you'll become part of the vibrant community enjoying regular new content and Co-op and Versus action - subscription free - on PC."

Crytek hasn't said why the game is closing, but given the PC version will continue it could be that the Xbox game hasn't managed to maintain a high enough player base to turn a profit. A situation made worse by the transition to the new generation consoles.

Source: Facebook