Red 5 Studios today announced that its free-to-play open world shooter, Firefall, will enter Open Beta on July 9th, allowing millions of gamers to join the Chosen warfront and experience Firefall’s skill-based vertical combat.
James Macauley, Vice President of Development, Red 5 Studios said:
“We’re incredibly excited to be nearing what we consider to be the most important stage of Firefall’s development – Open Beta. For us, Open Beta isn’t a traditional ‘marketing beta’, but rather an opportunity to include many more players in our community-driven development process. We’re looking forward to welcoming these new players into the community and continuing to build an amazing game together.”
According to Red 5 Studios, players can look forward to a final stage of Closed Beta testing which will flesh out Firefall’s dynamic open world and deepen existing systems.
Moreover, the company unveiled some upcoming content updates for FireFall. These are:
-City Power Levels: Players will receive new bonuses and rewards in the open world by increasing the power level of major cities through local missions and encounters.
-Melding Exploration: By raising city power levels and unlocking special dropships, players will finally be able to enter and explore pockets of the deadly Melding energy storm surrounding New Eden.
-Chosen Instances: Fortifying the open world allows players to take the fight to the Chosen, driving back the hostile alien race in epic new battle instances.
-Crafting and Progression: Players will continue to see major additions to crafting and Battleframe progression (including the new UI).
Firefall Gameplay Trailer - Chosen War