Red 5 Studios, set up by former World of Warcraft team lead Mark Kern, unveiled its first game: Fireball

Posted on 09/06/2010


Red 5 studios, the company set up by former World of Warcraft team lead Mark Kern, has unveiled its first game. Firefall is a team-based action shooter that thrusts hundreds of players together into a lush, dynamic open world combining intense competitive multiplayer and large-scale cooperative gameplay.
Firefall paints a beautifully devastating vision of Earth, 200 years in the future. The promise of a new clean energy source, Crystite, leads to the disastrous arrival of the Melding, a hostile energy storm that engulfs most of our home planet. Earth’s surviving humans must band together in the eye of the Melding storm to save our species. Unfortunately, a new danger emerges as a bloodthirsty race known as The Chosen threatens humanity’s survival. Players will protect the Earth through the use of high-tech battleframes, which can be customized extensively to unlock the power of Firefall’s class-based combat. Battleframes allow players to specialize in their favorite style of play, while giving them the flexibility to swap and trade their way to new configurations on-the-fly.
Firefall will be free to play and you won’t have to pay for updates and add-ons. However, a marketplace will allow players to buy “optional enhancements”.
Red 5 Studios is currently accepting applications for the beta program of Firefall. It is due for release near the end of 2011.

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Red 5 Studios is an online game developer located in California, founded by Mark Kern, former team lead for World of Warcraft. Red 5 Studios is dedicated to bringing together millions of gamers across the world by creating immersive worlds, intriguing stories and compelling characters. They believe that online games and persistent worlds are the future of video games. 

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