Red 5 Studios is undergoing ‘strategic reorganization’

    
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Firefall developer Red 5 Studios is apparently in the midst of a “strategic reorganization,” according to a message from the executive team passed along to us this evening through PR:

Red 5 Studios Update: Strategic Reorganization
Irvine, CA – January 7, 2016 – Red 5 Studios, Inc. is continuing to undergo reorganization and resource optimization efforts in order to secure our direction to meet the market needs of China and other Asian countries. The recent reorganization efforts include optimizing development resources and keeping bringing in new expertise and skill sets.

Our support to Firefall and our players are continuous with content updates and customer support. As always Red 5 Studios is committed to providing the best gaming experiences to our audiences.

We would like to extend our gratitude again to all of our players for their long term support.
-Red 5 Studios

Red 5 made headlines over the holidays when anonymous employees accused it of failing to pay devs over Christmas and allegedly threatening whistleblowers with legal action, though the studio was apparently able to meet payroll by the new year. The Chinese servers are due to be showered with over $1.5 million in promotional goodies.

In less ominous Firefall news, Massively OP reader I-Spy passed along a video of multiseat vehicle that will serve as compensation for players affected by the Arsenal battleframe nerf. There’s also a full migration guide to help players navigate the upcoming patch currently on the public test server.

Source: Red 5 Studios PR
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SkyyDragonn
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SkyyDragonn

I honestly wanted to love this game and for a time it was in a place where i could…

thegirlwiththehair
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thegirlwiththehair

LordOfBread thegirlwiththehair

The problem with cosmetics, especially with a bare bones team, is that you can only sell them once.  After you buy that hat, the only way to sell you a second one is to make a whole new item (with the associate labor costs).

Boosts however allow you to sell the same thing multiple times to the same player, getting far more bang for your labor.

Kwasimoto
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Kwasimoto

CastagereShaikura Sell the IP to Blizzard?

BritoBruno
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BritoBruno

Karl_Hungus Lhumierre Thank you for this awesome image in my head.

Valhalla Awaits
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Valhalla Awaits

carson63000 Valhalla Awaits Xijit 
1. Harder difficulty levels.
2. Firm stance on cheating.
3. Erecting a monument in-game to the top backers.
4. And if I can reach the $10,000 mark, I’ll hire my long-time friend and programmer Throb Johnson as lead programmer to speed up development.

Really the entire game is a stroke of genius even if I do say so myself.

CastagereShaikura
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CastagereShaikura

I swear i wish this game was in the hands of another company. It could really be a great and different mmo in the right hands. Lets face it Red5 sucks badly.

BrotherMaynard
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BrotherMaynard

schlag sweetleaf BrotherMaynard

Armsman
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Armsman

Red 5 Studios Update: Strategic Reorganization
Irvine, CA – January 7, 2016 – Red 5 Studios, Inc. is continuing to undergo reorganization and resource 
optimization efforts in order to secure our direction to meet the market needs of China and other Asian 

countries…

^^^
Corporate translation: The layoffs and salary cuts will continue until the bottom line improves. (The Chinese 

head office can’t understand why we are required to give ‘sick days’ and ‘Holiday pay’ in the U.S. too.)

Lhumierre
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Lhumierre

deekay_zero Rule 1 of Vehicles in Multiplayer Gaming: If the Helicopter teeters upon take off, jump out and walk.

MikedotFoster
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That’s one of the most PR-y things that has ever been PR-ed in the history of PR