Firefall Shows at PAX Prime With Updates and Cash Shop

Selling limited-edition pre-order packages starting August 31

Red 5 Studios is heading to PAX Prime on August 31st to showcase their
upcoming F2P open world shooter, Firefall.
The game, being exhibited in the Firefall Mobile Gaming Unit parked
outside the convention center, will feature its largest update ever, and a
fully functional cash shop. They will also be offering a number of
Founders Package pre-order packages with in-game bonuses when the game
goes live.

Laguna Hills, CA – August 28, 2012 – Red
5 Studios
announced today that it’s returning to PAX Prime on
August 31st with its upcoming open world PC shooter, Firefall. In
addition to featuring the in-game store and Firefall’s largest update
ever, the Tribe is celebrating at PAX with new limited edition Founders
Packages – on sale this Friday, August 31st, at a special discounted
price. Red 5 will also have its tournament-on-wheels, the Firefall
Mobile Gaming Unit, outside of the convention center at 9th & Pine
for fans to explore before it departs on its cross country tour this
fall. Red 5 Studios and Firefall will be located at booth 3103 &
3203 all weekend long.

“The store launch is a very important step for us,” said Mark Kern, CEO
of Red 5. “Not just because we’re monetizing Firefall but also because
we’re beta testing our free-to-play model for the first time. We’ve done
our best to give players cool and original in-game items to purchase at
a fair price – our discounted Founders Packages are part of that – but
we’re always looking for ways to improve the experience. Our commitment
to incorporating community feedback doesn’t stop at monetization.”

Firefall’s in-game store is currently live, offering an initial set of
aesthetic items, XP boosts, pets and more. Red 5 has promised that there
won’t be any more character wipes, but they’re emphasizing that the game
and its store are still considered to be in beta. Everyone is encouraged
to give their feedback and help the Tribe continue to improve the game.

Early adopters will be able to support Firefall by purchasing one of
Red 5’s limited edition Founders Packages going on sale this Friday,
August 31st:
Three tiers containing exclusive bonuses unique to Founders will be
available at a 25% discount during PAX Prime:

  • Commander: Receive $120 worth of Red Bean currency, a permanent 15%
    XP bonus, a 10% squad XP bonus, a reserved Army and player name, an
    exclusive Founders version of the Light Ground Vehicle, in-game gifts,
    an exclusive Founders Decal and a Firefall beanie.
  • Lieutenant: Receive $55 worth of Red Bean currency, a permanent 10%
    XP bonus, a 5% squad XP bonus, a reserved Army and player name,
    in-game gifts, an exclusive Founders Decal and a Firefall poster.
  • Ensign: Receive $20 worth of Red Bean currency, a permanent 5% XP
    bonus, a reserved player name, an in-game gift and an exclusive
    Founders Decal.
  • All Founders Package buyers will receive priority queuing for
    Firefall beta access during the next wave of invites.

Finally, Red 5 Studios is bringing its epic tournament-on-wheels, the
Firefall Mobile Gaming Unit, to PAX Prime. Packed with 20 AMD powered
gaming stations, Razer peripherals, support for 1,000 person LAN parties
and livestreaming capabilities with full shoutcaster support, it’s an
amazing gaming innovation. Fans can check out the MGU at 9th & Pine
throughout the show.

Firefall’s exclusive invite-only beta will continue to rollout through
2012. Players can sign-up for the chance to be invited into the beta at
or receive a free invite by stopping by Firefall at PAX Prime.

Press wishing to schedule appointments for interviews, video interviews
and hands-on demos with the producers and developers should contact Jon
Ramsey ([email protected])
to schedule an appointment.


About Red 5 Studios
Red 5 Studios is an online game developer located in California, founded
by Mark Kern, former team lead for World of Warcraft. Red 5 Studios is
dedicated to bringing together millions of gamers across the world by
creating immersive worlds, intriguing stories and compelling characters.
They believe that online games and persistent worlds are the future of
video games. Visit
for more information.

Firefall, Red 5 Studios and all associated logos and designs are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Red 5 Studios, Inc. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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