Red 5 Studios is amping things up for its free-to-play MMO shooter Firefall, and sadly that means the developer is restructuring its staff and laying off around 10% of its workers. Most of the newly unemployeed were with Stage 5 TV, its video Internet entertainment channel, and Red 5 says development won't be affected by the layoffs.
Mark Kern, CEO and founder of Red 5, had the following to say about the layoffs: "As Firefall matures, we must transition our priorities and our development strategy to focus on streamlined operations and live product support."
Firefall entered open beta in July, and according to the developer, Stage 2 of it is "well underway." A major patch is expected later this month, so avid Firefall players have that to look forward to. Red 5 is temporarily shutting down the PvP in Firefall, as it'll work to bring the more popular PvE up to an even higher standard. There's no word as to when PvP will be shut down and brought back, but hopefully it's not too long of a wait.