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If Firefall went shut down for good right now, would anyone notice? The answer to that is apparently, “not really.”




Cruise over to the Firefall Reddit and you’ll notice topics from last month titled “Officially dead now?” and “RIP Firefall.” Dig into the various doom-and-gloom threads and you’ll see people talking about the game and website being down for 15 days, corresponding to Dec. 7-22. Even when it came back up, some players were having issues getting past the character screen and some zones were online while others weren’t.

The Firefall Facebook page offered the following explanation, posted Dec. 7:

Hello, we have found that our datacenter is having critical issues and all services including the website and game are impacted. We hope to have everything back online ASAP.

This is the only post on the game’s Facebook page since May. Its Twitter and news section on the website have been similarly silent since May.

We all know Firefall’s in trouble; it’s been that way for months. Still, it seems a little shocking to me that the game basically died in December and it didn’t make any of the typical news rounds. The next time it goes offline, it might not come back — the question is, how long will it be until anyone but the hardcore fans on Reddit notice?

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Tsandsoup on January 15, 2017

    Shame when a company takes your project and makes something shit and then you get blamed for it i hope that the new i mean old creators will make the game how it was intended too :/

  2. LAMBDA471 on January 4, 2017

    If I recall correctly, the guys who made it were ex Blizzard.

  3. slacker on January 4, 2017

    I knew this game was gonna fail once it went PvE only. Oh well

  4. trionisshit on January 4, 2017

    Dead pay to win shit !

  5. Player1 on January 3, 2017

    Everything started when they chnaged the progress system, i know cause i was playing at that time, after that i decided to keep playing but things got ugly fast and now here we are devating it’s shutdown , so sad.

  6. GhostPhantasm on January 3, 2017

    I noticed as a founder, logged in to get some screenshots and video and couldnt get in. It made me kind of sad since I was super interested in the game for about 2 years but now not so much.

  7. Redd Wolf on January 3, 2017

    Its a shame this game had sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much potential.

  8. Mazaki on January 3, 2017

    Wildstar will be next.

    • I hope it does and it’s just sad they had to draw in people from steam. I know some MMOs go on steam because they planned it but wildstar couldn’t even survive so they decided to build a steam port lmao 🙂

  9. Detestt on January 3, 2017

    And STAY DOWN!

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