The MMO third-person shooter Firefall is slated for an official release on July 29, developer Red 5 Studios has announced.
The free-to-play was revealed in 2010, and originally slated for release back in 2011. However, following multiple set-backs, an open-beta was made available in 2013, the same year Red 5 cut down the internet broadcast arm, the Stage 5 TV.
The Studio told Polygon it halted to show up at community events and trade-shows, in order to focus on polishing the game up, and get it up and running.
"We made a very conscious decision: we need to focus, go heads down, go radio silent for a little bit and make sure we can deliver a kick-ass experience to our players at launch, and that's what we've been doing," said Red 5 CEO James Macauley.
When the game is to be released at the end of July, and will include a new open-world PvP region, an entire continent open for battle for high-level characters. Players will still be able to fight NPC creatures and harvest resources, just like in the original games, but they will also have pay attention to other players who can destroy their harvesters.
Firefall will be available in full as a free-to-play game on PC. Also the team has known for at least a few months about the game’s official launch, Red 5 Studios still hopes to surprise players with the launch announcement.
"We've been working on this far too long to rush the final moment," Macauley concluded.