Firefall beta attracts 500k; specs out

Free-to-play MMO Firefall‘s open beta has attracted over half a million applicants, Red 5’s announced. If you were among them, now it’s a just matter of crossing them fingers and hoping you’ll be among the next wave of accepted testers.

The first, recently concluded beta test gave the studio enough information to make “significant changes” to the game, they say. There will be “a massive update that will affect everything from progression to core gameplay mechanics.”

“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.”

High on the beta’s success, the studio also released the official 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