Red 5 Studios, In Charge of Firefall, Has Laid Off Workers
News out of Red 5 Studios via a press release has stated that Red 5 is being reorganized. Red 5 Studios wants to "focus on streamlined operations and live product support," according to CEO of Red 5 Studios, Mark Kern. What will this entail? Part of this reorganization will include layoffs.
The press release goes on to state that the layoffs will amount to about 10 percent of their workforce. Stage 5 TV will see the brunt of these layoffs. Stage 5 TV is Red 5's internet entertainment channel. They do not anticipate these layoffs affecting the development and formal launch of its title, Firefall.
Firefall is a sci-fi shooter being developed by former Team Lead of World of Warcraft, Mark Kern, and Scott Youngblood. It is an open sandbox game set in a multiplayer world. It is a war simulation between players and an NPC army known as the Chosen. The game features gunplay and other abilities to allow the players to defeat the enemy.