Disappointed by the performance of its PvP, Red 5 Studios is temporarily removing the feature from Firefall at "some near future point".
Red 5 Studios has revealed that it will be temporarily disabling PvP options for its MMO Firefall in order to implement improvements to make the feature better. This move comes with the hope of drawing more players into the game's PvP experience, which is markedly less popular than its PvE game.
Firefall is a sci-fi MMO shooter set in a future Earth. A starship disaster unleashes a titanic energy storm called the Melding. It envelopes the earth, wipes out most of the planet, and spawns hostile creatures who self-proclaim themselves the Chosen.
"Firefall started with PVP," said Matt Kern, CEO of Red 5 Studios. "We have gone through several iterations, and for some time, pursued the controversial e-Sports route. As many of you know, its not working very well." According to Kern, players "want more content, fewer bugs, and more polish on these world systems." In turn, Red 5 is planning to "suspend PvP and take the system offline so that we can rethink it and relaunch it."
The developer currently has no official date chosen to take down the game's PvP with "some near future point" being the only available timetable. Red 5 hopes, however, that its efforts will result in Firefall delivering "the best experience that entertains all of our players." Whether or not this winds up being the case in the end is something that will have to be seen.