The business of massively-multiplayer games is extraordinary tough and outside of a few exceptions, many prove doomed from the outset. Red 5 Studios’ sci-fi MMO Firefall lasted longer than most of these contenders, but as of yesterday, it too has bitten the digital dust.
It could be argued the writing was on the wall for Firefall after reports in December last year that Red 5 Studios was struggling to pay its employees.
With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you that after much review and analysis, Red 5 Studios have decided to suspend the Firefall efforts on 7th, July 2017. Thank you for being an important part of the Firefall experience and for your loyalty and dedication to the online community.
The post states that a Firefall mobile title is in the works and “founders and players will be rewarded greatly in the new game”, though I imagine that’s small consolation for the shuttering of Firefall itself.