You may have noticed a few websites around the place pledge to “shut down” on January 18 in protest against the awful Stop Online Piracy Act. That’s all well and good, but now Red 5 Studios, the developers behind the upcoming Firefall, are doing it as well. Thing is, they’re shutting down their video game.
Firefall’s beta will go offline for all of January 18, as will the game’s website. They’ll be down for 24 hours, the outage “simulating” the effect SOPA could have on many websites if it’s passed.
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