These days, itâ€™s rare for a game to drop out of nowhere and turn us into sweaty, drooling masses capable only of slobbering out the words â€śWoah,â€ť â€śDude,â€ť and â€ś[Speechless],â€ť but to say Firefall pulled it off would be a serious understatement. See, the game heralds from Red 5 Studios, a startup founded by World of Warcraftâ€™s former team lead and Tribesâ€™ lead designer, and it basically woah, dude, woah, [speechless], woah, dude. Sorry about that. See what we mean, though?
The gameâ€™s described as a “a team-based action shooter that thrusts hundreds of players together into a lush, dynamic open world combining intense competitive multiplayer and large-scale cooperative gameplay,” but that really doesnâ€™t do it justice. The first in-game trailer â€“ which you can see on Firefallâ€™s official site â€“ makes up for that in spades, however, and we highly, highly recommend you take a break from our halfway-incoherent ramblings to give it a look-see.
However, for those unable to view the trailer for whatever incredibly unfortunate reason, hereâ€™s the gist: itâ€™s like theyâ€™ve taken the best bits of WoW, Tribes, and Borderlands, baked them all into a casserole, and then served them up on a tray garnished with all our hopes and dreams. In other words: Jetpacks! Loot! Bug monsters! Jetpacks again!
If you hadnâ€™t guessed already, this is one to watch. Itâ€™s currently slated to launch at the end of next year, but you can sign up for the beta test right now. So go! Make haste! If it helps, take this paddle and canoe down our giant river of drool! You (probably) wonâ€™t be sorry!