As covered in this post by BigSocrates Firefall appeared to temporarily stop in 2016 but as of today, Friday 7th July 2017 the game is done for good. Well, that's not strictly true. In a statement issued on the Red 5 Studios website they claim that Firefall will be made in to a mobile game (which personally sounds like a desperate attempt to cash in on mobile gaming and doomed to fail). Several online only games closing forever in such a short space of time upsets me even though I didn't give a damn about Firefall. Here is the developers statement:
With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you that after much review and analysis, Red 5 Studios have decided to suspend the Firefall efforts on 7th, July 2017. Thank you for being an important part of the Firefall experience and for your loyalty and dedication to the online community.
Your efforts and loyalty will not go without recognition, however. Firefall is currently developing a mobile version of the game and all of Firefall’s founders and players will be rewarded greatly in the new game. We will be sure to provide everyone with more updates as we have them.
Thank you for your support and enthusiasm throughout the years; we will see you at the next battle.
Are you surprised?