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Firefall – Developer confirms shift of focus to PS4 and mobile versions

Red 5 Studios confirmed recently the studio has shifted focus to the PlayStation 4 version of Firefall, while at the same time announcing a mobile version of the online shooter is in development. Despite epicly failing on PC system everywhere,…

Red 5 Studios – Firefall studio turns focus to China and Asian markets

[Source] What an end to 2015! First, Red 5 Studios missed payroll on Christmas Day itself (and also sacked folks), and its China parent company boasted about giving millions away to players. Yesterday, it was announced Red 5 Studios will “undergo reorganization…

Firefall – The9 CEO is giving out 1.5 mil USD to players in China server

While we recently heard about Red 5 Studios having difficulty paying its employees (apparently now paid), its parent company The9 is throwing a big party under the leadership of multi-millionaire Zhu Jun to celebrate the start of Firefall China. Now…

Firefall – Red 5 Studios was unable to meet payroll on Christmas Day

[Source] According to a recent Reddit post, developer Red 5 Studios “failed to meet payroll” on Christmas Day, 25 December. It was claimed Red 5 Studios is now currently working with China-based parent company, The9, to fulfil its salary obligations.…

Firefall – The9 CEO claims over USD 100 mil has been invested in the game

After 6 years and over USD 100 million spent on development, publisher The9 finally announced Firefall will be entering the non-wipe phase on 18 Nov in China. Firefall China will actually be published by Shanghai Aozhi Technology, formed by original…

Firefall – Red 5 claims China version will be the best open world game

Entering a new Closed Beta phase later this month, Firefall China has stolen some of the limelight over at ChinaJoy 2015 after it was announced for PlayStation 4, apparently only for the China region. Today, Chris Whiteside, Creative Director at…

Firefall – Futuristic shooter to launch on PlayStation 4 platform in China

Over at ChinaJoy 2015, due to the lack of quality games, Firefall has suddenly taken one of the center-stage spotlights, along with Western games such as WildStar and Borderlands Online. Still in Closed Beta for Windows PC, developer Red 5…

Firefall – Online shooter is actually still looking to launch in China this year

After years of financial turmoil, Firefall is finally ready to launch in China, with the first Closed Beta starting on 15 July. Originally hiring sports stars such as Nicholas Anelka and Didier Drogba as spokesperson, gone are the days of such…

Firefall – Developer greets China players with ridiculous video

Firefall China was in limbo for several years, and plans to launch the game in Southeast Asia and South Korea has came to naught. After events of last year (see below), Firefall China is ready to launch, and it was…

Firefall – China server signed for 5 years in a deal worth USD 160 mil

While it was understood that the China server’s rights were sold by The9 to Qihoo 360 weeks ago, the main details were announced just hours earlier. The contract term is 5 years, with the payables worth at least US$160 million,…

Firefall – CEO Mark Kern reportedly voted out by board of directors

[Source] According to an article over at Game Front, citing an internal email from Red 5 Studios, CEO and founder Mark Kern has reportedly been voted out of the company. More recently in September, 10% of the workforce was laid…

The9 – Firefall owner posts massive financial loss for 2nd half 2012

The9, the China-based online gaming company which saved Red 5 Studios from closing down years back, just revealed that it recorded a whopping $45,700,000 USD loss for 2nd half 2012. The company still has its rich owner as backup, and…

Firefall – Celebrities to game and live stream event

Firefall is still in beta, and will “forever” be in beta according to an earlier speech by CEO Mark Kern, but that is not stopping the company from starting its marketing push. Putting the millions from its China parent company…

Three Kingdoms Brawler – Game closure signals another turn for The9

2 years ago, Chinese MMO publisher The9 was on the brink of closure after World of Wacraft China shifted hands to NetEase. Determined not to repeat the same mistakes, several development studios were being setup, and Three Kingdoms Brawler was…