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Firefall set to launch this year thanks to $23 million in funding

Firefall developer Red 5 Studios’ parent company, The9 and two shareholders have entered into share purchase agreement to Shanghai Oriental Pearl Culture Development Co., Ltd. of approximately $23 million. This means more funding for the MMO which was originally planned for a 2011 release. “This additional round of funding will offer us the means to […]

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  • Red 5 co-founder Mark Kern steps down as CEO

    Firefall developer Red 5 seems to be going through a major transition, with co-founder Mark Kern no longer in the chief executive role.

  • Firefall PvP suspended while Red 5 Studios "completely rethinks" it

    Red 5 Studios has suspended PvP in Firefall while the development team takes a look at how it can deliver players a better experience.

  • Firefall's second open beta stage underway

    Firefall’s second open beta stage was revealed during gamescom, as promised. The new content includes two new battleframes, new enemies, increased enemy activity during the event;s opening, and new melding portals. The full list of additions can be found here. You can sign up to the Firefall open beta by going to the official website. Thanks, […]

  • Firefall "game changer next phase" to be revealed at Gamescom

    As if there wasn’t enough being announced at Gamescom, Red 5 Studios has decided to unveil their plans for the “next phase” of open-world shooter Firefall. The game will be entering stage 2 of open beta after clearing initial stress testing.

  • Firefall’s first open beta event starts today

    Red 5 Studios has announced Firefall’s first open beta event, Double Crystite Weekend, will begin today at 4:59pm PDT server-wide. The event features double Crystite rewards on PvP and PvE, discounted Battleframe unlocks, developer-hosted missions such as Blackwater Anomaly and easier access to Firefall’s latest zones. The event lasts until Sunday, August 11. The 30% […]

  • Firefall dev CEO apologises for open beta woes

    Red 5 Studios boss Mark Kern has issued an apology for Firefall’s open beta launch woes in July, and detailed improvements implemented in the interim.

  • Firefall gameplay trailer released, game will be shown at Gamescom

    Red 5 Studios has released a new gameplay trailer for Firefall to accompany the announcement that the game will be shown live at Gamescom.

  • Firefall celebrates the launch of open-beta with live-action trailer

    Firefall has gone into open beta, today, July 9. To celebrate, Red 5 Studios has released a live-action video delving into the MMO’s story. Check it out below.

  • Kern: MMO noob zones cost about $430K per gameplay hour

    Veteran MMO developer and Red 5 boss Mark Kern has said MMO developers spend huge amounts of money on content that most players will rush through, never to return.

  • Firefall gameplay video shows off the Blackwater Anomaly

    Firefall goes into open beta on July 9, and to whet your appetite, Red 5 Studios has released a gameplay video showing off the Blackwater Anomaly -the first story-based episode. Check it out below.

  • Firefall boss feels MMO developers have "killed a genre" by catering to accessibility over achievement

    Red 5 Studios CEO, CCO and former World of Warcraft developer, Mark Kern believes that by making MMOs accessible to causal players, developers have “killed a genre.”

  • Firefall studio makes music video to PSY's 'Gentleman' in Minecraft

    Firefall developer Red 5 Studios has created a parody of PSY’s ‘Gentleman’ music video called ‘Grieferman’. Get your fill of pixelated chicken abuse and dancing Creepers here

  • Firefall open beta announced, detailed

    Firefall developer Red 5 Studios has announced that its MMO shooter will enter open beta in July and has shared with us some details of what you can expect.

  • Firefall's latest major patch detailed, trailered

    Firefall’s latest major update went into beta testing during PAX East this weekend, kicking off the Chosen invasion, adding a ton of dynamic and local events, and much more.

  • Firefall's second beta weekend starts this Friday

    Alongside the new trailer posted earlier today, Red 5 Studios has announced Firefall’s second public beta test will run this weekend. The game has had improvements made to the existing systems and new features have been added as well including the Founders Reward: Custom Thumper. You will also be able to try out the Twitch […]

  • Firefall beta trailer is full of air supremacy

    Firefall developer Red 5 Studios is taking open beta registrations now, and has released a new trailer for its MMO shooter. The clip shows many humans using their rocket boots to swoop and twirl in the air, as they slaughter savage beasts with massive firearms. It’s all a bit poetic.

  • Firefall adds Twitch broadcast, chat integration

    The Firefall community has purchased enough Founder’s Packs to unlock Red 5 Studios’ final stretch goal – the addition of integrated Twitch.TV to the free-to-play shooter. As well as quick and easy broadcasting, the in-client tools allow for chatting with viewers; all part of Firefall’s eSports push. Now that the Founding Members program is complete, […]

  • Firefall milestones published, many changes to come

    Red 5 Studios has released a list of its development plans and initiatives for Firefall. The developer has a number of priorities for the shooter MMO, ranging from improved matchmaking to better new user experiences to making the Chosen more fun. A free-to-play affair, Firefall is currently in closed beta but hosts regular open tests. […]

  • Firefall to separate PvE and PvP Battleframes

    Firefall is changing the way equipment works so that it can provide a “balanced and entertaining” experience for both PvE and PvP.

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