There was some bad news for Firefall players earlier this week as it was revealed that the in-game PvP system would be temporarily removed to address important concerns. The concerns grew yesterday as the developers, Red 5 Studios, announced that they have sacked over 10% of their employees. However the developers are adamant that the growing free MMOFPS title will not suffer due to the reduction in staff.
The layoffs come as a part of a general organization effort within the development studio; the majority of which came at the expense of their internet entertainment channel Stage 5 TV. Development of Firefall is unaffected and the second stage of open beta continues with a major patch expected for the end of the month.
?As Firefall matures, we must transition our priorities and our
development strategy to focus on streamlined operations and live
product support,? said Mark Kern, CEO