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Firefall

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Red 5 Studios
Release Date: July 29, 2014

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'Firefall' Integrates Live Broadcasting Through Twitch

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2013 @ 1:14 p.m. PST

Firefall is a team-based action shooter that thrusts hundreds of players together into a lush, dynamic open world combining intense competitive multiplayer and large-scale cooperative gameplay.

Firefall paints a beautifully devastating vision of Earth, 200 years in the future. The promise of a new clean energy source, Crystite, leads to the disastrous arrival of the Melding, a hostile energy storm that engulfs most of our home planet. Earth’s surviving humans must band together in the eye of the Melding storm to save our species. Unfortunately, a new danger emerges as a bloodthirsty race known as The Chosen threatens humanity’s survival.

Players will protect the Earth through the use of high-tech battleframes, which can be customized extensively to unlock the power of Firefall’s class-based combat. Battleframes allow players to specialize in their favorite style of play, while giving them the flexibility to swap and trade their way to new configurations on-the-fly. Whether you enjoy supporting your team, aggressively assaulting an enemy position, or sneaking behind enemy lines, there is a battleframe for you.

Firefall will feature a free-to-play model that allows players to experience every detail of the vibrant world without having to pay a penny. Updates to the game, dynamic world events, and other content will also be offered without a price tag, while a marketplace will allow fans to purchase optional enhancements.

“Red 5 Studios is one of the most innovative independent studios in the video game industry and we’re proud to be counted among their partners,” said Matthew DiPietro, vice president of marketing, Twitch. “Video broadcasting will soon be a standard, expected piece of the gaming experience with innovative companies like Red 5 making it possible by pioneering the way it’s built into games.”

Firefall's style of highly social gameplay lends itself to live broadcasting, making Twitch the perfect platform for players and viewers to connect. The Twitch functionality, which enables players to live broadcast directly to their Twitch channel at the click of a button, also includes an integrated chat feature which marks its debut within an actual game.

“We’re very excited to have Twitch broadcasting integrated into Firefall,” said James Macauley, vice president of development, Red 5 Studios. “By allowing players to stream from directly within the game we’re expanding its online footprint and creating a whole new discovery mechanism. This, along with our revolutionary eSports Toolkit, provides our community with the technology they need to produce professional broadcasts of Firefall’s elite competitive gameplay.”


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