Firefall reaches 500K registered users, system specs announced


Firefall, the coming free-to-play shooter from Red 5 Studios, has topped 500,000 registered users. The game has wrapped up the first stage of its closed beta, and the studio expects to ramp up the number of beta invites as it enters stage two. Based on user feedback, Red 5 is planning a lot of changes to Firefall over the summer, which are detailed in the video above.

Meanwhile, the studio has also released the PC specs for Firefall. Check them out after the break, and sign up for the beta if you're so inclined.

Minimum

OS: Windows XP (32/64-bit)
PROCESSOR (AMD): Dual Core @ 2.6 Ghz (Athon 64 x2, Athlon II x2, Phenom II x2)
PROCESSOR (Intel): Dual Core @ 2.2 Ghz (Core 2, Core i3, Pentium Dual Core)
GPU: DirectX 9 compatible AMD or Nvidia video card with 1GB RAM (AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4550 or Nvidia Geforce 8600)
MEMORY: 4 GB

Recommended

PROCESSOR (AMD): Quad Core @ 2.8 Ghz (Athlon II X4, Phenom, Phenom II X4)
PROCESSOR (Intel): Quad Core @ 2.4 Ghz (Core 2 Quad, i5, i7)
GPU: AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Nvidia Geforce GTS 450
MEMORY: 4 GB

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FIREFALL REACHES 500,000 REGISTERED MEMBERS

System Requirements Revealed

Laguna Hills, CA - June 27, 2012 - Red 5 Studios™ is pleased to announce that Firefall has reached more than 500,000 registered members, a significant milestone for the independent studio. The 500,000 mark represents Red 5's commitment to nurturing a flourishing community which stands behind its innovative approach to online gaming. To prepare the coming wave of new players for their first journey into Firefall's universe, Red 5 has revealed theofficial system requirements:



Minimum

OS: Windows XP (32/64-bit)
PROCESSOR (AMD): Dual Core @ 2.6 Ghz (Athon 64 x2, Athlon II x2, Phenom II x2)
PROCESSOR (Intel): Dual Core @ 2.2 Ghz (Core 2, Core i3, Pentium Dual Core)
GPU: DirectX 9 compatible AMD or Nvidia video card with 1GB RAM (AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4550 or Nvidia Geforce 8600)
MEMORY: 4 GB

Recommended

PROCESSOR (AMD): Quad Core @ 2.8 Ghz (Athlon II X4, Phenom, Phenom II X4)
PROCESSOR (Intel): Quad Core @ 2.4 Ghz (Core 2 Quad, i5, i7)
GPU: AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Nvidia Geforce GTS 450
MEMORY: 4 GB

"The feedback and support from our community has been an integral part of the development process," said Mark Kern, CEO of Red 5. "We're treating Firefall as a service, which means it's critical that we're continually adding value and fun for players. Having a large and growing community lets us know that we're on the right track. But more importantly, their feedback helps us stay on the right track."



After recently completing the first stage of Firefall's exclusive beta test, Red 5 is making significant changes to the game based on community input. The Tribe is rolling out a massive update that will affect everything from progression to core gameplay mechanics. VP of Development James Macauley outlined how Firefall is going to change later this summer, in a recent development update: http://www.firefallthegame.com/2012/05/22/firefall-development-update-may-2012/



As Firefall moves into stage two of its exclusive beta, fans can expect to see a large number of invites sent out to meet growing demand. Anyone can sign-up for the chance to be invited into the beta over at the official homepage (http://www.firefallthegame.com), or catch Firefall at Anime Expo on June 29 - July 1, when Red 5 reveals its LAN-party-on-wheels, the "Mobile Gaming Unit".



About Red 5 Studios
Red 5 Studios is an online game developer located in California, founded by Mark Kern, former team lead for World of Warcraft. Red 5 Studios is dedicated to bringing together millions of gamers across the world by creating immersive worlds, intriguing stories and compelling characters. They believe that online games and persistent worlds are the future of video games. Visit www.red5studios.com for more information.



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This article was originally published on Joystiq.