To No One's Surprise, Firefall Has Apparently Shut Down (UPDATE: Or Maybe Not)

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor August 31, 2016
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UPDATE 8/31: The Firefall website is back online and the game is playable again, though people are reporting that gameplay features are limited and the game still isn't listed on Steam. So it appears to be still playable, but barely. The real end is probably coming soon.

Original story: The last time we heard anything about Firefall, it wasn't good news. Now, it seems like the ultimate bad news has come to pass, as the once-promising MMOFPS appears to have been shut down for good.

The Firefall website can't be reached, and players are reporting that they can't log in to the servers. The news doesn't come as a great shock, considering the troubles the game has seen over the past several months, with layoffs, missing payroll in December, the dreaded "strategic reorganization," and a sale to a cashmere company, all of which were met by silence or reassurances from higher-ups that everything was fine. Maybe Mark Kern can buy it up really cheaply now.

If this is the end for Firefall, what are your thoughts?

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
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.

Discussion (17)

Gammaflux 6 years ago
Firefall works fine, site is up and game is online. Players are still enjoying it. I wonder why MMOBomb hates this game so much to feel the need to spread false news.

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Neokiva 6 years ago
Mark Kern has given up on firefall but is working on a spiritual successor that is closer to firefalls's original vision before executive meddling fucked it up.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ember-massive-planetary-wargame-videogames give it a look if you're

trionisshit 6 years ago
SHit should go to shithole, great news! I said what i think and predicted, same in firefall forum :D:D:D!

Deathloche 6 years ago
May you rest in shit FireFall you were a great mmo at one point in time

Rawasa 6 years ago
Servers and website are back up. Jumped on that horse a little too fast there mmobomb.

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trionisshit 6 years ago
Another predicted shit is down, GREAT NEWS ! Pay to win crap, with super shit support, fake promises, many times deleted all stuff from players with refund wich was deleted soon after :D, what ideots working there , super shit crafting system and skill system, super shit 3 minute grind quests over and over, to be efficient you need to install tonns of mods also, world was good and jet and wing flying too, cant mention anything else, dont make ember like this shit, learn from your own this poop!.

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Adrian 6 years ago
Damn i wanted to take some screenshots before it goes down. Didn't expect it to be so soon.

Gahen 6 years ago
It was an awesome game during the beta tests, when it only had a single zone, no character levels, but upgrades and much much higher event density. But I was utterly disappointed in the final product, progression and crafting mechanics dumbed down, and they just stretched the same ammount of content to the new zones, but it lowered the content density. The game felt empty after the changes, players left, which also added to it, it became impossible to do the high difficulty encounter events, like melding tornado or invaders. The special missions, raids did not really fit the game style either. This game became the grave of almost infinite potential, which was utterly wasted through the development process.

dave minster 6 years ago
just wait for ember... but that game isn't going to be free to play... but hopefully it wont be overly priced at beta.

TC 6 years ago
The "former team" has gone the way of the four winds.

It had promise, but was mismanaged into hell and then some.

Let it die already.

Merkadis 6 years ago
Could be, unless some sh!t company buys it up to try and leech some more$ from the corpse of this poor game.
But personally i think the former team should try their hand at making something else, maybe firefall2?
Or... even joining up with kern to do his new firefall hehe.


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