The SuperHeroHype Forums  

Go Back   The SuperHeroHype Forums > Games > PC

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-17-2012, 10:58 AM   #26
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Firefall design team “doubled,” dozens of former Bioware and 38 Studios devs hired





Comments 17
Tom Senior at 12:58pm August 17 2012
Red 5 are “having to crunch harder than we ever have” to put together Firefall’s massive upcoming summer update after they spent a month recruiting top talent laid off during the closure of 38 Studios and the donwsizing at Bioware Austin. The recruitment drive has significantly grown the size of the studio and doubled the size of the design team working on Firefall.
“About 80 percent or 90 percent of the people we’ve added in the past few months have been from 38 and Bioware. Two months ago we had a staff of 60, and now we’re at just over 100,” lead class designer Dave Williams told Owen at Gamescom

source: pcgamer

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2012, 12:08 AM   #27
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Firefall

GC 2012: Gathering Resources Walkthrough (Cam)

Manufacture new gear and more powerful weapons by collecting resources out in the world of Firefall.


source:GT

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 06:41 PM   #28
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Firefall Preview: The Aliens Wait For No Man

Preview
on Aug 23, 2012 at 04:20 PM
1,743 Views


10
The example of live events the studio gave us at Gamescom could take Firefall to another level.

...
Firefall

Biotech Thumping Gameplay

Check out some of Firefall's thumping instances in this GT original gameplay.



source:GI & GT
... More


Last edited by zenith16; 08-23-2012 at 09:15 PM.
zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 06:30 AM   #29
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

PAX Prime 2012 - Firefall gameplay demo


Maxwell finds out about the latest development updates to Firefall shown at PAX Prime 2012.

source:Gamespot

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 03:04 AM   #30
ralphmconger
Banned User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Mateo, California
Posts: 1
Default Re: Firefall

It looks interesting and fantastic! I already have played Tor and will wait for the new one.

ralphmconger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 08:46 AM   #31
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

New Firefall milestone focused on PvE

(20 hours ago)
Betas, Sci-fi, Game mechanics, MMO industry, New titles, News items, PvE, Free-to-play, MMOFPS, Dev Diaries, Firefall
24

Red 5 has posted a new announcement on its website concerning Firefall's latest project milestone, and this one features a laser focus on PvE content.

The posting details a bit of Red 5's internal structure before going on to talk up what exactly each team is doing. The Chosen Warfront group is working on "new, dynamic encounters with the Chosen to make the war a part of the daily life of New Eden's residents." Translation: They're expanding on patrols and incursions to give PvE battles more of a random, life-like feel.

There are also specific teams devoted to creatures, player rewards, core combat, exploration, matchmaking, and more. Check it out on the Firefall website.

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 07:09 PM   #32
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Firefall Fest schedules celebrity livestreams

(2 hours ago)
Betas, Sci-fi, Events, real-world, Free-to-play, MMOFPS, Livestream
4

If you're missing one of your favorite celebrities next week, you might want to check with Red 5 Studios. The makers of Firefall have kidnapped, er, enticed several popular stars to check out the game via an interactive livestreaming event called Firefall Fest. Among the celebs participating are Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, and Nathan Fillion.

Red 5 has posted the schedule for the livestreams, which start on October 22nd and continue through the 27th. In addition to letting you hear what your favorite star or group has to say about the game and seeing said game in action, Red 5 is handing out daily prizes to viewers.

The studio also announced that any player who purchases a Firefall Founders Pack during this week will get immediate beta access, and all founders get snag additional in-game items just by watching.

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 04:53 PM   #33
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Watch Nathan Fillion, Wil Wheaton, and Felicia Day play Firefall

(6 hours ago)
Betas, Sci-fi, Video, Events, real-world, New titles, Patches, News items, Free-to-play, Firefall
26

You can't beat getting some Halloween treats without having to go out in the rain knocking on doors. It's no trick -- Red 5 Studios is giving out plenty of goodies to FireFall fans this week. First up is hours of video featuring famous gamer stars checking out the upcoming shooter.

Last week, the studio livestreamed FireFall Fest, an event depicting a number of celebrities -- Nathan Fillion, Wil Wheaton, and Felicia Day, to name just a few -- playing FireFall along with the community. But even if you missed an episode or two, Red 5 has saved the recordings for your viewing pleasure. Check out the highlight reels of day one and day six after the break, then head to the official site for links to watch the full two-plus-hour videos for each day.

FireFall is also offering fans a special Halloween patch. Along with spooky masks and other appropriate decor, beta players will find new monsters to kill and new abilities to use. For a full list of all of the Halloween goodies, head to the patch notes. Continue Reading


zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 10:05 PM   #34
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Firefall blasts its doors open for a beta weekend

(8 hours ago)
Betas, Sci-fi, Trailers, Video, Contests, News items, Free-to-play, MMOFPS, Firefall
17

Are you ready to strap on some armor, load up a gun, and go shoot things like they've never been shot before? The staff behind Firefall certainly hopes so because the game is opening its gates on Friday, January 25th, for the first of three upcoming beta weekend events. Everyone can log in and play for free starting at 1 p.m. EST, but the developers have also decided to sweeten the pot slightly by adding a contest to the weekend festivities.

The Skillshot Contest will be running during the open event and is available to all participants in the beta, even normal closed testers. Take a video or screenshot of your best moments for a chance to win prize packs including new Razer mice and Firefall gear. In addition, all participants will receive a special decal in-game to place on their battleframes. If you still need a little more convincing, you can check out a new trailer for the weekend just past the break.

[Source: Red 5 Studios press release] Continue Reading


zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 08:05 PM   #35
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Red 5 removing Firefall PvP tiers, adding 'regulation' battleframes

(7 hours ago)
Betas, Sci-fi, Game mechanics, MMO industry, New titles, PvP, News items, PvE, Free-to-play, Firefall
19

Big changes are coming to Firefall's battleframes (the bulky suits of super-armor that serve as the game's class analogue, if you're wondering).

A new dev blog by Red 5 Studios outlines the reasons behind the changes, which, from a high-level view, boil down to the fact that it is "not possible to provide a balanced and entertaining experience in both PvE and PvP for both types of players if both realms use the same gear."

Red 5's current solution is to disallow crafted equipment in PvP and instead mandate that every PvPer use "regulation" gear. PvP tiers are also being removed, mainly because they "make it much harder for our matchmaker to do its job, which means it's much harder for us to provide balanced and fun games to our players," Red 5 explains.

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 10:08 PM   #36
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Firefall debuts its Chosen War trailer

by Elisabeth Cardy (6 hours ago)
Betas, Sci-fi, Trailers, Video, Patches, News items, Free-to-play, MMOFPS, Firefall
9






VIDEO-CLick to Watch!:
Firefall may still be in testing, but that doesn't mean it can't get groovy updates. The game's latest patch promises progression improvements, new world and instanced content, and a shiny trailer.

Patch 0.6 brings with it a truly stunning list of patch notes, which you can read in full on the official community forums. This is the largest patch yet for Firefall, and it advances the game's storyline as well as its mechanics.

Skip below the cut to check out the Chosen War trailer, which introduces the story changes that are coming in with the Chosen invasion of New Eden.

[Source: Red 5 Studios press release]
Continue Reading

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 03:40 AM   #37
kizifriv
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
Default Re: Firefall

Great new PC game.

kizifriv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 10:46 AM   #38
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Firefall enters open beta in July




16 Comments
at 10:33am April 18 2013
After an extended closed beta period, Red 5 will be inviting you to help squash bugs with the open beta of Firefall, the free-to-play MMO shooter, due to kick off July 9th. You’ll even get to choose the method with which you dispatch these unwanted critters: be it fastidiously filed reports targeting development issues, or jetpacks and plasma weapons chewing through the in-game beasties. Personally I know which sounds more fun. I do love intense form-filling action.


source: pcgamer

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 07:06 PM   #39
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall


Previews


Firefall Update

Shaun gets new details on the futuristic MMO shooter Firefall, from some of the developers behind World of Warcraft.


Shows


May 30 – EP Daily – Full Show

Shaun takes a look at the new game Marvel Heroes; Miri catches up with Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg for new details on This Is The End; Briana hits the set of The Killing season three; Victor has the latest movies hitting theatres in the Sonar; Scott checks out the coolest 3D and touch technology at the annual Display Week event; Steve and Raju review the open-world survival game Don’t Starve; and finally, Shaun gets new details on the futuristic MMO shooter Firefall.


source: EPD.TV/ROTR

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 11:14 AM   #40
Destructus86
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 4,447
Default Re: Firefall

It's good to see that despite the PC market being on a downward death spiral quality games are still being released for it.

__________________
Ephesians 4:2
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Destructus86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 02:18 PM   #41
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Firefall gets final test weekend, ahead of the open beta launch




18 Comments
at 11:18am June 5 2013
Firefall is due to enter open beta on July 9th, which means there’s still time for one last round of server spring cleaning. Red 5 have announced their final Beta Weekend, which will kick off this Friday. In addition to being able to smugly run around in the knowledge that you got there before the general public, beta weekend players will be able to compete for special “high-end” gear, and earn a unique unlock – the Infiltrator Nightvision Goggles.


source: pcgamer

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 11:31 AM   #42
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Firefall's final beta milestone and live action trailer

(41 minutes ago)
Betas, Sci-Fi, Trailers, Video, Patches, News Items, Free-to-Play, MMOFPS, Firefall
2


VIDEO-CLick to Watch!:

The last closed beta milestone for Firefall is live, and it's a big one. Closed beta testers can explore the new eSports styled PvP game Jetball while taking part in the game's first story-based episode, Blackwater Anomaly. And this is meant as a big thing, big enough that there's even a live-action trailer (starring Tybee Diskin whom you might recognize from the Nuka Break Fallout fan film) past the cut to help get potential players psyched about just what might be going on.

Designed for five-person squads, Blackwater Anomaly sends players out into the storm to examine the eponymous anomaly at Blackwater Marsh, leading to a closer examination of why the Chosen have arrived and what motivates the attack on humanity. If you're intrigued and want to get in on the action before the start of open beta on July 9th, the Founder's Packs will still be available through July 8th. Everyone already in the beta can start enjoying this new content immediately.

[Source: Red 5 Studios press release] Continue Reading

More coverage: Official Site

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 02:27 PM   #43
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Firefall trailer shows Blackwater Anomaly, teases open beta story reveal




10 Comments
Phil Savage at 10:40am July 4 2013



VIDEO-CLick to Watch!:
Red 5 Studios have pulled a special trick here: creating two different Firefall trailers and rolling them into one. There’s the trailer that you hear, full of dramatic music, sombre narration, and the line, “it’s a one-way ticket”. Then there’s the trailer that you see, which consists largely of cartoon people flying around with jetpacks, shooting things and causing explosions. It’s a strangely striking combination.


Massively Exclusive: Red 5 talks pay-to-win and Firefall's open beta

(1 hour ago)
Betas, Sci-Fi, Interviews, Launches, MMO Industry, PvP, PvE, Free-to-Play, MMOFPS, Post-Apocalyptic, Firefall, MMORPG
12

If you haven't yet noticed, Red 5's open-world, MMOFPS, action-adventure, jet-boot-featuring Firefall is now in open beta. The sci-fi shooter saw an extended closed beta period marked by major overhauls to core systems and a slow-but-steady trickle of new content, and last week's open beta launch is the next big step in pushing Firefall toward its eventual release.

We posed a few questions to Red 5 about the nature of beta testing, the complications brought on by monetizing a game in progress, and the future of Firefall. Continue Reading




source: pcgamer & Massively


Last edited by zenith16; 07-15-2013 at 12:23 PM.
zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2013, 02:23 PM   #44
Destructus86
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 4,447
Default Re: Firefall

This is a pretty fun game and really beautiful. The biggest issue the game has right now though is that it just sort of throws you into the game with very little explaination into what to do. I STILL don't know much about crafting and most of the time when I log in I just go around syncing to satellites to open up more of the map and doing the occasional random group event. No clue what else to do or why i'm doing it.

__________________
Ephesians 4:2
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Destructus86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2013, 11:55 AM   #45
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall


FireFall: Roaming The World

14 hours 42 minutes ago - We explore the open world of FireFall with Red 5 senior designer Dave Williams. Read More »

source:IGN

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 02:01 PM   #46
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Firefall's open beta trailer highlights dynamic events

(1 hour ago)
Sci-Fi, Trailers, Video, Events (Real-World), Game Mechanics, Patches, PvP, News Items, Free-to-Play, Firefall
10

VIDEO-CLick to Watch!:


If you happen to be in Cologne, Germany next month, you can stop by Firefall'sbooth at Gamescom to check out the inbound improvements and new content because Red 5 Studios announced that it is returning to the convention this year. James Macauley, Vice President of Development, invited players to drop in: "There are plenty more upcoming additions and features to talk about at Gamescom, so come and visit us on the show floor!" The studio will discuss the dynamic events, three new melding pockets, the upcoming Gamescom milestone, and more.

Firefall fans, however, don't have to wait until Gamescom to see some of the new content coming to the PvP game. A newly released official open beta trailer, shown after the break, showcases these dynamic events, combat rewards, unlocking the world, and more. To join open beta, sign up on the site.

[Source: Red 5 Studios press release] Continue Reading

More coverage: Firefall official site

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 08:22 PM   #47
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Red 5 CEO details Firefall fixes, apologizes for open beta issues

(1 hour ago)
Betas, Sci-Fi, Bugs, Launches, MMO Industry, New Titles, Patches, News Items, Free-to-Play, MMOFPS, Post-Apocalyptic, Firefall, MMORPG
4

Firefall jet-booted into open beta on July 9th, but the transition ended up being a bit trickier than Red 5 expected. Tutorials broke, crafting crashed, abilities vanished from hotbars, and logins were jammed. CEO Mark Kern offered a letter to Firefall players today apologizing for the problems encountered and detailing all the fixes the team has put in place.

According to Kern, login errors are resolved, server capacity is raised in all regions, instances are stabilized, tutorials are un-stuck, and calldown menus function again. Additionally, dropships are cruising along the correct flightpaths and the game's crafting and customization menus are smoother, faster, and more responsive.

Kern conceded that Firefall isn't perfect (or even finished), but wants players to know that he and his team are working on it:
Please accept our apologies for the rocky start, and while we are not past all of it yet, things have improved tremendously and we are working on resolving the remaining issues. Meanwhile, please join us for a series of new content and features that are rolling out regularly. It's been an incredible experience and only made possible by you, the community. Thank you and see you in Firefall.
Red 5 has an open beta Firefall tournament scheduled to start this Sunday, August 4th.

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 05:28 PM   #48
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Firefall open beta weekend includes dev-hosted missons

(1 hour ago)
Betas, Sci-Fi, Events (In-Game), Free-to-Play, MMOFPS, Firefall
4

Been dying to try out Firefall but have had the worst luck obtaining a beta key? Sir or madam, this weekend is for you (and everyone else). Red 5 is kicking off the first of Firefall's open beta events with a weekend packed full of activities and specials.

The open beta weekend begins today at 8:00 p.m. EDT and continues until Sunday at the same time. During the weekend, players will enjoy a 2X bonus to all Crystite drops, easier access to Firefall's newer zones, and discounts on battleframe unlocks.

Red 5's devs will also be hosting missions through the five-man Blackwater Anomaly. If you're able to get in on one of these instance runs, you'll be treated to special rewards and be able to tell your jealous friends and family that you rubbed shoulders with developer royalty.

[Source: Red 5 press release]
More coverage: Firefall

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 05:02 PM   #49
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Firefall announcing next open beta, starting sale during Gamescom

(5 hours ago)
Betas, Sci-Fi, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Free-to-Play, Promotions
22

If you are eagerly anticipating the next stage of Firefall's open beta, your wait is nearly over... for the details, that is. Red 5 Studios plans to unveil the details of Stage 2 during Gamescom this week. Mark Kern, CEO of Red 5 Studios, also noted that a hinted-at feature will be included, and stated, "Players will directly have a hand in shaping this new phase while playing the game. It's a game changer for shooters, let alone MMOs."

In conjunction with the announcement, Firefall's $100 Starter Pack will be 25% off starting August 21st. However, come August 31st the packs will be permanently discontinued when the sale ends; then the studio will instead focus "on new in-game cosmetic and convenience products."

[Source: Red 5 Studios press release]
More coverage: Firefall official site

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 06:58 PM   #50
zenith16
Side-Kick
 
zenith16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: montreal
Posts: 11,603
Default Re: Firefall

Firefall's Red 5 Studios lays off 10% of staff in 'pre-launch reorganization'

(25 minutes ago)
0

The Twitterscape is abuzz tonight about fresh layoffs at Firefall's Red 5 Studios as current and former Red 5 employees have announced that they're now on the market. A formal statement from the company calls the layoffs a "reorganization":
Red 5 Studios announced today that the studio is being reorganized prior to the launch of Firefall. "As Firefall matures, we must transition our priorities and our development strategy to focus on streamlined operations and live product support," said Mark Kern, CEO and founder of Red 5 Studios. As part of the reorganization, Red 5 Studios confirms that it has released about 10 percent of its staff, the majority from Red 5's video internet entertainment channel, Stage 5 TV. Development of Firefall is unaffected by the reorganization and Open Beta Stage 2 is well underway with a major patch scheduled for later this month.
Last week, Red 5 shocked players by announcing it was temporarily disabling and retooling Firefall's PvP mode, on which it had based its e-sports platform; apparently, only 3% of the beta playerbase participated in it.

[Source: Red 5 press release]

zenith16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:30 PM.

monitoring_string = "dee460792f24517621e3ca080805de7e"
Contact Us - Mobile - SuperHeroHype - ComingSoon.net - Shock Till You Drop - Lost Password - Clear Cookies - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Top - AdChoices


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SuperHeroHype.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.