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[Firefall] Borderlands, Halo, Tribes, and Starship Troopers Had a Baby
Red 5 Studios is made from former Blizzard employees, and this is their first game.
Earth will never be the same. After the Crystite Wars, humanity inadvertently invited the worst enemy ever conceived: THE MELDING. It surrounds us. It forces us to live in pockets of land protected only by the accidental discovery of repulsor technology. We continue to fight for land. For technology. For power. For our very survival. JOIN THE FIGHT.
Firefall is a team-based action shooter combining deep character progression with an open-world cooperative campaign that can be shared with hundreds of other players. Firefall will also have a rich competitive multiplayer component incorporating built-in features such as clan support, ladders, tournaments and stats.
Gameplay Trailer - 3/8/2011
Look like anything? Yeah, it's Borderlands. With jump packs. And armour (dammit Borderlands...). And funky combat moves. And more multiplayer game modes. And an art style that's a bit less awesome, but you can't have everything.
More information is available from their official forums. Registering there automatically registers you for possible entry into the closed beta.
And finally, the payment model:
How much will Firefall cost to play?
We are so excited about Firefall that we want to make sure everyone can play it and join their friends in the game. When Firefall releases, it will be available online for download and play for absolutely free.
How do you plan to make money?
We plan to offer a marketplace for Firefall that will offer players items to enhance their gaming experience. We are adamantly against selling anything that might compromise the skill-based aspect of the game.