California-based Red 5 has cut their workforce by 10 percent in the lead up to MMO Firefall's official launch. Presently it’s going through the second stage of its open beta with a major patch due this month.
The studio's plans to take advantage of eSports has collapsed following the decision to 'disable' PvP as it was "not working very well" with small numbers interested.
Red 5 Studios has released a new gameplay trailer for its shooter MMO Firefall, celebrating its appearance at GamesCom 2013 in Cologne, Germany, as the game went into open beta on the 9th July.
Red 5 Studios has announced that its free-to-play, cel-shaded third person shooter MMO Firefall is now beginning the first stage of its open beta testing.
Mark Kern now works at Red 5 Studios, developer of MMO Firefall, but he used to work at Blizzard and was on the World of Warcraft team. He now laments the 'accessibility mantra' they used to design it.
Since WoW there's been a "creeping casualness" that touches all other MMOs, because it's what drew millions to Blizzard's creation. Players are hit with a "fire-hose of quests" - it's 'too quick'.
Tomorrow marks the final closed beta milestone for Red 5's Firefall MMO, which will then grant two final week's early access to testers before it opens up the beta to the general masses. Red 5 are introducing new content.
Those two weeks will feature eSports PvP-mode Jetball and the first story-based episode Blackwater Anomaly. The studio has also put up a teaser for their July 9th live action trailer.