Firefall pulling PvP to 'completely rethink' it

As Firefall continues its bumpy journey through open beta testing, developer Red 5 has announced it will pull the MMO shooter's PvP side for now. It simply isn't up to scratch, CEO Mark Kern has said, so Red 5 will focus on PvE until its PvP offerings are fighting fit.

"We have gone through several iterations, and for some time, pursued the controversial e-Sports route. As many of you know, its not working very well," Kern said in a blog post (via PC Gamer).

Firefall's PvP modes have included capture-and-hold, assault, and team deathmatch. Its most recent addition was 5v5 jet-basketball mode Jetball, which Kern says attracted only 3% of players.

With PvP proving less than wholly popular, it's suffered more as Red 5 focused on PvE. For now, it'll pull PvP to whip PvE into shape, then return to man-murdering when it can "get it right."

Kern explained, "We don't have a timetable for this, but at some near future point we will shut off the PvP aspect of the game, which we feel does not represent Firefall at its best, and relaunch that part of the game when its ready."

Firefall entered open beta in July, available through the official website.