For any of you MMO lovers out there that haven’t heard, Firefall is opening the doors once more for a public beta test Friday all the way until midnight on Sunday. Oh, and there’s prizes. Uh, sold.
Yup, Red 5 is giving us gamers another chance to test out their upcoming MMO first-person shooter this weekend. In case you haven’t heard, Red 5 Studios is an online game developer founded by Mark Kern. Ya’know. The guy who was team lead for World of Warcraft. Worked on Diablo II, Starcraft (and Brood War) as well as Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. So, the guy has a pretty mean record. You can be sure he can bring a lot to the table. And he seems to have done it with Firefall.
This is one of the more well-rounded games I’ve seen in quite awhile. It has a huge open world environment with a very in-depth story. It brings some of the most popular gaming worlds together in MMOs, shooters, and has aspects similar to that of an RPG while not using the terrible “level 700 times then you can play with your friends” routine of a normal RPG. Oh, it has a sexy looking PvP combat system that, honestly, could even be eSport level.
This new beta test will give users a few new things to check out such the integrated Twitch broadcasting, which means you can stream your experience with the click of a button. That means all your friends and family can watch you kick some serious ass all day long… or suck. Most likely they can watch you suck. But if you don’t? Hey, when you mom wakes you up off her couch in the morning and asks you why you don’t have a job still you can just show some of your highlights from Firefall. That’s my plan.
Red 5 will be offering prizes for a few video contests offering an AMD Radeon HD 7970 and Razer Kraken Headset as prizes. I’m not actually sure if they’re anything better than gaming for free for prizes, so you should be excited for this. Iif there is something better, they should create a bible based off that concept… because damn.
Anyone interested in playing (this should mean everyone) will automatically be able to participate by signing up for a free account at www.firefallthegame.com. If you’re interested in the contest as well, you can find all of those details by clicking here. Get on it!