For the past two weeks, action MMORPG Firefall developer Red 5 has suffered extreme financial difficulties, so much so it wasn't able to pay its employees their biweekly salary back on December 25. The company has finally raised the income to compensate them, but in the wake of laying off 40 members of the staff, including senior members, back in November, it would seem the studio is in dire straits.
This Sunday December 7,is kicking off a seasonal event (who isn't?) for its MMO action shooter Firefall.
It's called 'The Nightmare Before Wintertide', and it sees players defending against “elite Chosen bosses controlled by members of the Red 5 Studios development team.”
California-based Red 5 has cut their workforce by 10 percent in the lead up to MMO Firefall's official launch. Presently it’s going through the second stage of its open beta with a major patch due this month.
The studio's plans to take advantage of eSports has collapsed following the decision to 'disable' PvP as it was "not working very well" with small numbers interested.
Red 5 Studios has released a new gameplay trailer for its shooter MMO Firefall, celebrating its appearance at GamesCom 2013 in Cologne, Germany, as the game went into open beta on the 9th July.