GamersFirst will be taking over the operations of Fallen Earth, a MMORPG set on a post-apocalyptic Earth in the year 2156. Following all other games in the GamersFirst library, Fallen Earth will adopt a free to play business model.

The core Fallen Earth design team will remain intact, as GamersFirst isn’t looking to change the game itself. There will essentially be four tiers of this new business model: completely free, plus the Silver, Gold, and VIP subscription levels.

The current 12-person creative team behind Fallen Earth, headed by Lead Game Designer Marie “Aro Sei” Croall, will join GamersFirst’s development studio Reloaded Productions to lead the transition of Fallen Earth to a hybrid Free2Play game with an ongoing membership system.

Going forward GamersFirst will provide all publishing services, backend development and technical operations while Croall’s team will continue their work on the upcoming Alpha County expansion.

“When talks began with GamersFirst, we were hoping to find a way to continue supporting our dystopian wastelanders who roam our truly unique MMO,” said Marie Croall, lead designer for Reloaded Productions. “By joining the Reloaded Productions team and becoming part of the GamersFirst family we can now continue delivering an uncompromising game experience for our die-hard fans. Even better, the backing of an established global publisher also means we will share our game with millions of new players across the planet.”

The Fallen Earth team is joined by GamersFirst veterans Tracy Spaight, executive designer, and Joseph Willmon, associate game director, to integrate the award-winning MMO into the broader GamersFirst universe. Spaight and Willmon bring years of Free2Play publishing and development expertise to an already stellar Fallen Earth crew.

Once transitioned to Free2Play, Fallen Earth will give free players completely unrestricted permanent access to every zone and instance in the game. Several types of services, items and conveniences will continue being sold in the Fallen Earth store. Subscriptions will be replaced by a tiered membership system that caters to players of all levels of engagement, and each membership will include reward points that can be used to obtain store items for free on a monthly basis.

Current subscribers who maintain their subscriptions through the estimated five month transition period will collect significant rewards when the game completes the transition, projected for Q4 of this year. “Veteran Rewards” will include lifetime upgrades to a premium tier membership for the price of an existing subscription, as well as unique veteran-only items, the value of which will be determined by the number of months the player subscribed between June 2011 and the completion of the transition.

“Anyone who played Fallen Earth knows just how rich and engaging its game world is, and we feel extremely lucky to bring this game into our family of free MMO games,” said Joe Rush, vice president of game operations for GamersFirst. “This acquisition gives Fallen Earth instant economies of scale as part of the GamersFirst family, and by sharing our many years of revenue generation strategies and publishing expertise we expect the Fallen Earth franchise to continue growing for years to come.”

“Fallen Earth has a number of unique and innovative game features, and we felt it was important to incorporate this outstanding creative team into Reloaded Productions’ staff,” said Bjorn Book-Larsson, COO of GamersFirst and head of Reloaded Productions. “It was important to retain what made Fallen Earth popular and unique, and we are therefore thrilled to have this particular band of passionate game creators joining our growing global studio team.”

Fallen Earth is a post-apocalyptic MMO set near the Grand Canyon in 2156. A hybrid first person shooter and role-playing game, Fallen Earth features real-time twitch-based combat, six factions, a classless advancement system and a powerful crafting system in which players can make 95 percent of in-game items. With 1000 square kilometers of territory to explore, Fallen Earth players can experience an unparalleled game world while completing more than 5,500 game missions, including the ability to capture towns and territory.

To get up-to-date information on GamersFirst and Fallen Earth’s Community check out the following link: http://www.fallenearth.com/

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  1. Manuatht on November 4, 2012

    Dite vous l’avez télécharger sur quoi ?? parceque jme suis inscrit sur Gamesfirst jai télécharger le jeux , puis pour me connecter il me disent que je n’ai pas de Account . SVP aidé moi

  2. zoren580 on June 20, 2011

    nice i will be there for cb i was gonna wait till fallout online but now i dontt have to

  3. crensh on June 19, 2011

    this is actually a good game. played it some time ago.
    but I am sure it will only rotten in hands of these money hungry amateurs from g1

  4. Colin on June 17, 2011

    This is one game that I have on the cards because I love post apocalyptic games. The payment models for this ftp are pretty cool.

    Although you can play a ton of content without paying a penny there are other payment models up to something called VIP and the main thing seems to be faster XP gain. Apparently with VIP you get an aura that affects everyone in your parties XP and if there are multiple VIPs the auras stack 🙂

  5. thepitholl on June 17, 2011

    so when its going to be F2P

  6. crazyjake56 on June 17, 2011

    I really don’t trust gamersfirst with anything.

  7. phonz on June 16, 2011

    I played this game a fair amount when it initially released back a couple years ago. It had a very different environment for gameplay and was one of the few MMO’s where your aim decides where your weapon hits would land on the enemy.
    Overall though it was a very niche game and people weren’t willing to pay to play a fallout style game when Fallout 3 had just released not too long before.
    It’s not one of the most polished MMO’s but it had a uniqueness about it that made it more fun than it should have been. Subsequently, the novelty didn’t last very long.
    I will definitely try it again when GameFirst takes over. I just hope they keep my character, or at least my mounts.

    • phonz on June 16, 2011

      I remember I enjoyed the crafting in this game as you could que up a bunch of recipes to be crafted while you were playing or logged out. the more complex (higher level) the recipe the longer it would take to craft the item.

  8. TEKnowledgy on June 16, 2011

    I played this game back in it’s release days it was ok but to be honest it wasn’t worth the monthly fee in my opinion. So I think this move to F2P is the best idea for it
    Also reminded me alot of couple old school games like face of mankind, fallout 3 n games like that. But don’t get me wrong it’s fun enough to play for free though so if you never tried it what you got to lose now that it’s F2P? Nothing maybe lil time downloading it and hard drive space but least don’t have to buy it and pay monthly unless u wanna.

  9. YourStalker on June 16, 2011

    it’s already free to play I downloaded it yesterday and it’s awesome
    MMORPG shooter

    • Osama on June 16, 2011

      are u sure you did not play the free trial.

  10. mikipl on June 16, 2011

    yes yes yes !!!

  11. Almelozuid on June 16, 2011

    Mmmm

    Looks kinda crappy, I played to Fallout games so I might be spoiled.
    This just seems like a poor copy of the idea. Cant wait until the real Fallout-online will be launched.

    • Muko on June 16, 2011

      kind of harsh to say that when you haven’t even tried the game?

  12. rafaeleao on June 16, 2011

    OMG! Fallout meet Stalker and became a mmo xD! Looks fckin awesome, looking foward!

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