The lights are on
Red 5 Studios, the developer behind Firefall, has made the decision to suspend the PvP aspect of the game so that it can, "Regroup, rethink, and deliver the best PvP system we can that can be enjoyed by everyone."
PvP has been an important focus for Red 5 Studios, but players just aren't interested. The last stab at a dedicated PvP mode was with a mode called Jetball, which attracted less than 3% of PvP players."PvP has suffered as our focus has had to focus on the popular PvE part of our game. People want more content, fewer bugs, and more polish on these world systems. For these reasons, we have made the tough decision to suspend PvP and take the system offline so that we can rethink it and relaunch it." Red 5 Studios CEO Mark Kern said in a posting on the Firefall site, "PvP is an important part of our game, and we want to get it right."
Kern didn't reveal when PvP would be going offline, or when it would return, saying that aspect of the game will relaunch, "when it's ready."
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[Source: Firefall, via Joystiq]
Our TakeRed 5 Studios is probably making the right decision here. In the long-term, PvP is incredibly important to the financial and player-retention health of the game. If it disappears for few weeks or months, and comes back much stronger, it will outweigh the cost of it disappearing for a period of time.
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I have always perfered pve single player or with coop in games. Also, GI can we get a new poll?
Yeah, but if they just botch it again, then they cut into their short term profitability for nothing.
Firefall is an all-around bad game IMO. I played it in early beta, so maybe things have changed, but I'd rather play Monopoly and stay in jail during the first 50 turns rather than suffer through Firefall again.
I played this for a week, had a lot of fun with it. But avoided the pvp after a couple matches.
Really hope they make it funner cause this game has some potential.
Well, maybe the problem is there is already a large saturation of PvP games out there? Or the fact that developer's need to have a compelling reason to allow PvP. From what I was understanding, these are pretty standard, cut and paste PvP options.
Thank god and all the lords of underworld! The game needs a huge overhaul and maybe now when pvp is not in the way they can actually make the game good. More games should do this and not focus on some crummy pvp parts
Months? Any longer than a month and the entire pvp player base will be on something else.
What a shame. The game actually isn't that bad.