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Open World Shooter Firefall will be Available to Play at PAX East

Red 5 Studios announced today through an official press release that fans of their free-to-play open world shooter Firefall will be able to get their hands on the closed beta at PAX East.  This event takes place in Boston, and will run from April 6-8.  If I had to explain what Firefall is all about I’d describe it as a cross between WoW, Unreal, and Borderlands.  The game features MMO elements mixed in with tight shooting action, and open world exploration.

Firefall will feature massive boss encounters that resemble WoW raids

From what I’ve seen it looks pretty freaking cool, so if you’ve been dying to get your hands on it (beta is invite only) then I’d plan on heading out to PAX East the weekend after next.  For all of the official details please head down after the break to read the press release.  You’ve been thinking that Firefall has some promise if it can find its place amongst the PC faithful…

Firefall Beta PAX East Announcement

Laguna Hills, CA – March 27, 2012Red 5 Studios™ announced today that it will bring its upcoming free-to-play, open world PC shooter, Firefall™, to PAX East in Boston, Massachusettes, April 6-8. Players will receive live demos of the exclusive beta, which will contain new elements of Firefall’s immersive open world experience as well as previously unrevealed PvP content. All visitors will walk away with access to this invite-only Firefall beta and will also have the chance to meet key characters, Typhon and Mourningstar, in full “Battleframes” at the show.

Firefall, an upcoming free-to-play, open world PC action shooter, is set in a unique and beautiful science fiction universe 200 years in the future. Players are part of the last remnant of humanity on Earth, fighting to survive against all odds on a hostile planet ravaged by an aggressive energy storm and under attack by a mysterious humanoid race, known as the Chosen. One of the most anticipated PC games of 2012, Firefall consists of two triple-A components that will entice shooter fans: a polished PvP combat system tuned for elite-level eSports competition and a robust open world experience designed to immerse players in a deep storyline with dynamic events and social gameplay.

The Red 5 team will show Firefall during PAX East on April 6-8 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, booth 536. Those attending will get the first live beta demo of Firefall’s deep open world – revealing key characters, missions, and crafting mechanics – as well as receive a permanent invite into the game for after the show. Typhon and Mourningstar will also be there in full “Battleframes”, designed and handcrafted by renowned artist, Steve Wang.

Firefall is currently in the first stage of its exclusive, invite-only beta – planned to rollout during 2012. Players can sign-up for the chance to be invited into the beta and meet Firefall’s enthusiastic community at the official homepage.

Firefall Trailer

Firefall ChinaJoy 2011 Trailer from Red 5 Studios on Vimeo.

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