It should be common knowledge that companies have their competitors; a war fought with money, ads, design, products, and appeal. Red 5 as a company is quite small compared to others in the industry, though what they lack in size they make up for with renowned veterans of game design. They do what they can to set themselves apart from other companies and many people would love for them to succeed. Though how would they fare up against huge widely known developers who recently went into the free-to-play market themselves?
Crytek, the geniuses behind the Cryengine software used to power some of the most visually stunning games of today have set their foot into the waters of the free-to-play market. With an fps named warface; geared with stunning visuals and engaging combat they’ve set a Guinness world record with the most players on a server. Visually, Crytek’s website shares the color palette of their logo. The site sure does have appeal, it is very easy to find what visitors are most likely looking for.
Competitors are everywhere, and Hi-Rez Studios is one that clearly comes to my mind. They’re an indie game developer like Red 5, with a somewhat similar game, Global Agenda. Firefall and global agenda are easily compared to one another, the game play style is identical, the classes, and the combat all reflect each other well. Both companies’ could easily share the pool of players catered to the play styles of these games respectively.
Sincerely, Timothy fair