Red 5 Studios is suspending the player-vs-player portion of Firefall. In a post on the official forums, CEO Mark Kern stated that the shooter MMO’s PvP mode will be shut down so the team can rework PvP into a more popular offering. Kern revealed that less than 3% of Firefall players use the PvP feature on a regular basis due to the mode’s concentration on high skill eSports-compatible gameplay.
People want more content, fewer bugs, and more polish on these world systems. For these reasons, we have made the tough decision to suspend PvP and take the system offline so that we can rethink it and relaunch it. PvP is an important part of our game, and we want to get it right.
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