Firefall has had somewhat of a checkered past. There was the incident with the tour bus, which was a largely failed effort at marketing the game. There were rumors that Red 5 Studios founder Mark Kern had horribly mismanaged the project. Then, there was the failed effort to launch the game in China by Red 5 Studios’ parent company The9. Last July, after a long development cycle rife with all manner of setbacks, the entirety of Red 5 Studios’ staff was let go.
The game continued to live on with an ever-declining playerbase, as can be seen on SteamCharts, but no longer. It was announced yesterday via Red 5 Studios’ official website that what is left of the company has made the decision to “suspend” efforts to keep the game going tomorrow, July 7th. Even for the minuscule community that the game has these days, that is rather short notice.
It was also announced that a mobile version of the game is in development. No details have been announced as of yet, including the developer, but it is noted that “all of Firefall’s founders and players will be rewarded greatly in the new game.”
You can read the full announcement here.