PvP Removed From Firefall

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Red 5 Studios’ CEO Mark Kern has announced in a letter to the community that Firefall has had its PvP removed from the game. The PvP feature was reportedly only being used by 3% of the free-to-play games’ community, not worth the money in other words. The eSports staff has also been let go from Red 5 Studios.

Kern wrote:

We’re going to regroup, rethink, and deliver the best PvP system we can that can be enjoyed by everyone. We don’t have a timetable for this, but at some near future point we will shut off the PvP aspect of the game, which we feel does not represent Firefall at its best, and relaunch that part of the game when its ready.

Kern’s letter also revealed that they are not ready to fully give up on the eSports community within their game or the development process. He continued:

We have gone through several iterations, and for some time, pursued the controversial e-Sports route. As many of you know, it’s not working very well.

It seems that competitive gaming partner ESL has not quite given up on Firefall though. A news post on their Firefall portal reads:

Go4Firefall will be taking a little break in September and will be back in October to accommodate the players and teams to catch up with the latest patches and PVP changes and also allow us here to implement some of the many feedback we received to allow a better experience for teams and players that will help grow Firefall PVP.

More information on the PvP situation in Firefall to come once we get all the details.

Source: Firefall