First One This Weekend
Looks like the beta season is starting to really ramp up, with developers Red 5 announcing that its Free To Play MMO shooter Firefall will be hosting three public beta weekends, the first of which will occur on January 25th. These public betas will be open to anyone, allowing any prospective players the chance to see what is in store for the online shooter.
“After successfully completing a few controlled stress-tests late last year, we’re excited to move into the next phase,” said James Macauley, Vice President of Development at Red 5 Studios in a press release issued earlier. “This will be the first time that we’ve opened up Firefall’s servers to everyone. We’re really looking forward to gathering a bunch of new feedback and data that will help us build up to launch this year.”
The public beta weekends, two more of which are set to take place in February and March, will also feature community unlocks and contests the highlights of which are:
· Skillshot Contest (Video) – Record and submit an epic skillshot video for a chance to win a prize pack filled with Firefall SWAG and Razer™ gear
· Skillshot Contest (Screen) – Screencap a stylish skillshot for a chance at being featured on the official Firefall Facebook page
· Community Unlock – Play during the weekend to unlock an exclusive, customized Battleframe decal
We previewed Firefall towards the end of last year during one of its beta weekend events, finding its mix of arcade style controls with dynamic content an enjoyable experience with plenty of potential. However, these public beta weekends will provide you with the chance to make your mind up for yourself. More information on the public beta weekends will be available over on official website later in the week so be sure to check back if you want to get involved.