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By Steve Watts   //   January 28, 2014 9:30 AM

Firefall secures funding, planning 2014 launch

Red 5 announced today that it has secured an additional round of funding, and plans to move ahead with the official launch of Firefall this year.
By Alice O'Connor   //   September 18, 2013 4:00 PM

Firefall developer Red 5 lays off 10% of staff

Oh dear, Firefall. In the same week it announced plans to pull the shooter MMO's PvP side to "completely rethink" it, developer Red 5 Studios has confirmed layoffs. Around 10% of employees were hit, though Red 5 won't give an actual number, mostly from its curious video production team Stage 5 TV.
By Alice O'Connor   //   September 16, 2013 6:00 AM

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.
By Alice O'Connor   //   July 9, 2013 9:00 AM

Firefall open beta now live

As it's been three months since Firefall developer Red 5 announced the free-to-play shooter MMO would start open beta testing on July 9, here's a reminder: Firefall entered open beta today. If you've ever wished MMOs had more mechsuits with jets, it's probably giving it a bash.
By Alice O'Connor   //   April 18, 2013 6:00 AM

Firefall launches open beta on July 9

Free-to-play jetpacking MMOFPS Firefall will enter open beta on July 9, developer Red 5 Studios announced today. It'll essentially be in a launch-ish state, with the in-game item store live and everything, but Red 5 wants more feedback and to give the servers a good testing before officially going live.
By Alice O'Connor   //   January 22, 2013 4:00 PM

Firefall first public beta weekend starts Friday

If you're looking for a new way to shoot faces this weekend, consider giving free-to-play shooter MMO Firefall a bash in its first proper public beta weekend. It's been running in a closed beta for a while, selling access and 'Founder' membership in tiers starting at $20, but all and sundry are allowed in over the weekend.
By John Keefer   //   September 13, 2012 12:30 PM

Shack PSA: Get your Firefall founders packs, beta keys here

Firefall developer Red 5 Studios and Shacknews are teaming up to offer readers 20 chances to get into the Firefall beta, with five lucky winners getting upgraded to Founders packs worth from $20 to $100. All you have to do to be eligible is to be creative as possible in letting us know in the comments below why you should be selected. Here's the kicker: Do it in eight words, no more, no less.
By Steve Watts   //   September 13, 2012 6:00 AM

Firefall preview: The sprawling beta

Impressions from a guided demonstration of Firefall from lead designer Scott Youngblood of Tribes fame.
By Steve Watts   //   July 20, 2012 1:30 PM

Firefall shows off Engineer, Medic updates

Firefall is getting a large summer update with adjustments to its classes, and today it showed off two of those: the Engineer, and newly dubbed Biotech (formerly Medic)
By Xav de Matos   //   January 12, 2012 5:55 PM

Firefall dev shutting down beta in protest of SOPA

Firefall developer Red 5 Studios has notified Shacknews that it will shut down its ongoing beta and close its website on for 24 hours beginning January 18 in protest of the 'Stop Online Piracy Act.'
By Xav de Matos   //   October 18, 2011 5:45 PM

Firefall 'Dreadnaught' battleframe revealed

Firefall has finally had its fifth battleframe revealed. The 'Dreadnaught' is an extension of the 'assault' class, but focuses on heavy weaponry and damage absorption.
By Xav de Matos   //   September 19, 2011 1:15 PM

Firefall interview with Red 5 boss Mark Kern

Red 5 Studios founder and CEO Mark Kern comes to the Shacknews offices to discuss Firefall, revealing details on armies and the business model behind the game.
By Jeff Mattas   //   August 5, 2011 2:30 PM

Red 5 Studios on Firefall beta access

Developer Red 5 Studios reveals more information about obtaining early beta access for Firefall, its upcoming massively co-op shooter.
By Xav de Matos   //   August 2, 2011 4:15 PM

Firefall launches this December

Firefall, the free-to-play, persistent world shooter from Red 5 Studios, is set to arrive in North America this December, the studio's founder has announced.