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Firefall open beta launched, live-action trailer proves unusual way to celebrate

Firefall's open beta has now launched. You can go and play it right now. Or you can stay, and watch the live-action trailer released by Red 5 Studios to mark the expansion of their MMOFPS. I'm not saying you'll enjoy it - it's really quite bad - but if you've an appreciation for cheese, you will find an almost sickening amount of it below.

Dig your way through this cheddar injection:

More than most free-to-play games, Firefall seems to be genuinely going down the unfinished open beta route - not the increasingly standard soft launch stress-test. "Firefall is still a work in progress and Red 5 Studios is a company that prides itself in our iterative process," the developers write . "That means that you may experience things in game that are incomplete or not working. We would rather ship a product to you, our players, and gather feedback on that feature earlier rather than later to make sure we're on the right track and that we are making a game that you'll love."

For a more representative look, here's the previous trailer for "Blackwater Anomaly" - the first piece of story content for the game, introduced in this open beta update.

More hammy than cheesy, that one. You could make a fine meal between the two of them.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.