Red 5 Studios' upcoming free-to-play shooter Firefall has closed its first beta test with 500,000 registered members.
"We're treating Firefall as a service, which means it's critical that we're continually adding value and fun for players," said Red 5 CEO Mark Kern.
"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."
Red 5 will issue more invites for the next stage of beta testing to meet the "growing demand." The company recently opened an office in Ireland - generating 30 jobs - dedicated to offering support and localisation services for Firefall's European community.