As the launch date for Firefall approaches, Red 5 Studios is ready to reveal more information about the endgame. Titans will reside in their own special instances and require a team of up to twenty players to defeat. The official site has been updated with information about two of the Titans players will face off against: Kanaloa and Baneclaw. Check out the video below before heading to the Firefall site for more information.
Hopping back into Firefall's long-awaited relaunch, I noticed right away that they added a new tutorial. This one shows off and explains some of the various suits and then thrusts you into your first combat mission. It won't take long but it is only here to teach you the basics before you are tasked with some more advanced missions. Slowly nudging you to start the campaign.
Leading up to the launch of any game is both exciting and stressful for a development studio. The excitement stems from the obvious relief associated with a game finally reaching its goal, but the stress is sourced in the anticipation of how it will turn out. While both could be sensed when I visited Red 5 Studios in Laguna Hills, CA last week, the excitement definitely overshadowed all else.
Red 5 Studios has released a brand new trailer to show how open world PvP action will be a big part of the Firefall retail release when it hits on July 29th. PvP in the open world will take place on Broken Peninsula, an area that is attractive to players for its resource-rich environment. Players will be placed on teams of up to 20, with the area able to support up to ten teams of 20. Check out the video and let us know what you think!
If your first reaction to reading the title of this article was, "Wait, Firefall hasn't been released yet?" I don't think anyone would blame you. Originally announced way back in 2010, this MMO shooter has been struggling for the past few years to finally grasp hold of its original vision. From the overly convoluted original progression system, to a hampered PvP mode, nearly all facets of the game have undergone extreme renovations in the past couple years.
Red 5 is ending one of the longest development cycles ever with the announcement that Firefall will finally hit its retail release on July 29th. Firefall will be free to play with an in-game shop filled with convenience and cosmetic items for players to purchase.
The latest "Path to Launch" has been published on the Firefall site. This particular issue is the first in a series that will introduce players and fans to new core systems being implemented into the game. In it, the team describes how players will be able to access "ARES Jobs", aka personalized narrative content "on demand", when arriving in a new zone due to the somewhat sporadic nature of dynamic content and ARES missions.
The Firefall Twitter team has posted an enticing Tweet that indicates that players may soon have more information about how and when the game will hit its official launch.
Red 5 is hosting a "battleframe weekend" for Firefall players from Friday, February 7th through Sunday, February 9th. To get players stoked, the team has released a new preview video that shines the spotlight on the Tigerclaw Battleframe.
Red 5 has announced that it has secured $23 million in series B funding. The influx of funds will give Red 5 the opportunity to complete testing on Firefall and officially launch the game later in 2014.