Red 5 says all Firefall devs have now been paid, rebuts rumors of doom

In an email to Massively OP this afternoon, Red 5 has issued a formal statement regarding allegations that its financial situation had led to a failure to meet payroll for Firefall developers last week.

Red 5 Studios, Inc has paid all employees in full. Recent rumors of Red 5 Studios’ financial situation are not accurate.

Firefall is currently operating a limited-account beta test in China. Red 5 studios is encouraged with peak 2nd day retention reaching 84% and working on optimization and content updates for both US/EU and China clients. The upcoming content is now being tested internally and scheduled to be updated to the Firefall US/EU servers in Q1 2016.

Red 5 Studios continues to develop content for Firefall and is planning to have synchronized global updates after the US/EU update. In the first half of 2016, Firefall will have a major content update in China in preparation for the Chinese Open Beta test. Red 5 Studios is committed to provide a high quality interactive experience to gamers all over the world. For more information, please visit www.firefall.com.

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BritoBruno
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MorpayneRADIO What are you talking about, everyone wants pvp back.
Firefall got bended because of bad decisions, not because of cattering to anyone.

ManastuUtakata
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Midgetsnowman ManastuUtakata chriskovo Ceder 
I think we can do that in Canada as well, since our national debt is to ourselves. Wall Street will likely go all ape shit if did that. So yep, making money magically re-appear makes a lot of powerful folks real nervous. But I think we’re digressing…
…and we’re not communist either. :)

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jesseschulkers

Man. I was really excited for this game. I bought into the early stuff and certainly got my moneys worth out of the game. But damnit! I hate the fact that there were just SO MANY shifts in how they wanted the game to go. Is it a PVP game? At a few points, yeah. Is it a PVE game? At a few points yeah. They had so many different ideas on where the game should go it ended up using all its time and resources in re-inventing itself.
Instead of finishing development on the game and improving it they changed its direction nine thousand times. Among other things… Bah. Great fun for a couple months of play but then it wears thin.

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

ManastuUtakata Midgetsnowman chriskovo Ceder also likely theyre the sorts terrified china can magically “call in the debt” without successfully destroying the chinese economy instantly

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

MorpayneRADIO Because certainly games that have gone for the pvp crowd as is are models of sheer profit.

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DPandaren

MorpayneRADIO OPvP would be neat, but I don’t think it would really fit with the themes of the game. Maybe if there was a system in place with different factions players can join into, that would work well, but I don’t think the game world is large enough to support every Tom, Dick, and Harry’s guild in the game.

ManastuUtakata
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Midgetsnowman chriskovo Ceder 
…not to mention, most of the gaming companies over there are privately owned (or publicly traded where applicable). But I guess it’s in China, it must be communist according to the internet loonery. /sigh

MorpayneRADIO
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MorpayneRADIO

The game screams Opvp and guild territory control. Catering to the carebears who riot at the mention of meaningful pvp has sunk any chance this game had of carving out its spot in the mmo landscape.
Having to deal with the Chosen army’s RTS A.I and enemy guilds at all the captureable towns, while thumping for resources with guildies while watching your back like a child molestor in a prison bathroom would have made Firefall one of the best experiences out there.
But nope, lets bend over for the anti-pvp crowd yet again since they don’t already have dozens of games just for them. Where are those pve players now Red 5?

JudgeDavid101
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JudgeDavid101

Don’t feed the trolls. Happy New Year Red 5 & everyone.

Yangers
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Yangers

chriskovo Ceder and the unfun, not Putin riding a zebra, Communists at that.