FireFall is going to launch its public beta this month
Red 5 Studios considers Firefall launched, and plans to open Firefall
to increasingly larger waves going forward. Mark Kern Red 5 Studios boss has announced
that the Firefall beta program will be expanded from Friends &
Family to include members of the community starting after PAX Prime at
the end of August."We already consider ourselves 'launched.' We will not have a traditional beta, open beta, launch process," told Mark Kern. "We
no longer feel this [cycle] makes sense in a modern, online,
service-oriented business, especially a free to play game. Instead, we
have modeled our launch after Gmail's invite system."
There are multiple ways to get into the Firefall beta. The first is to sign up on here
and wait for an invite from Red 5 Studios directly. This is what many
of you have already done.
By registering for the beta, you are also
already creating your Firefall account, joining the Firefall community,
and participating in conversations directly with the development team
giving direction and feedback on Firefall.
Over the next few months, we will be selecting users from the
community to participate in the Firefall beta. To start with, these
numbers will be small, but will grow more and more as we seek additional
feedback, different computer configurations, and increased load on our
game servers. Another way you might receive an invite is by
participating in giveaways or contests on the Firefall website or
partner websites over the coming months.
"The way this works is that we bring testers and content up in layers," Kern said. "As
each layer proves itself out, we give our testers invite slots, which
they are free to send to their fellow gamers. We use different criteria
to decide when and to whom we release more invite slots."