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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

For Immediate Release

Laguna Hills, Calif. – December 4, 2012 – Red 5 Studios™ today announced the launch of the European servers for upcoming action MMO shooter, Firefall. After a successful “dark launch” during last weekend’s beta stress-test, the European servers are now live, stable and ready for additional testing during the upcoming Dec 7 Beta Weekend.

“We’ve been working hard to get these servers up and running for our European fans and it’s great that we were able to launch them in time for the Beta Weekends,” said Mark Kern, CEO of Red 5. “We still expect some kinks as the stress-testing continues, but overall, performance should be significantly improved with less lag for European players.”

Registration is still open for Firefall’s upcoming Beta Weekend, scheduled Dec 7-9. Players can sign up at The Beta Weekends are 48-hour stress-tests with thousands of new players ready to provide feedback on the latest open world content and help the Tribe prepare the servers for additional permanent beta testers.

New open world content that’s online for testing includes:

  • Boss Encounters – Take on the powerful “Baneclaw” behind the Melding
  • Chosen Warfront – Fight back the Chosen invasion before key areas are lost
  • New Encounters – Rebuild crashed Thumpers, race LGVs, discover new areas and missions
To learn more about Firefall or sign up for the beta visit the official homepage:


About Firefall

Firefall, an upcoming free-to-play MMO shooter, is set in a unique and beautiful science fiction universe 200 years in the future. Players are part of the last remnant of humanity on Earth, fighting to survive against all odds on a hostile planet ravaged by an aggressive energy storm and under attack by a mysterious humanoid race, known as the Chosen. One of the most anticipated PC games of 2013, Firefall consists of two triple-A components that will entice shooter fans: a polished PvP combat system tuned for elite-level eSports competition and a robust open world experience designed to immerse players in a deep storyline with dynamic events and social gameplay.

About Red 5 Studios

Red 5 Studios is an online game developer located in California, founded by Mark Kern, former team lead for World of Warcraft. Red 5 Studios is dedicated to bringing together millions of gamers across the world by creating immersive worlds, intriguing stories and compelling characters. They believe that online games and persistent worlds are the future of video games. Visit for more information.

Firefall, Red 5 Studios and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red 5 Studios, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.