Red 5 Studios just released a new dev video talking about some big upcoming changes for Firefall. This is a great example of the organic development process that Red 5 has been emphasizing, and highlights the benefit to players that comes from treating online games as a service.
One of the biggest things from the process is the removal of the leveling system. Now players are going to determine how their character plays and how strong they are based on customization of their battleframe. Players will now gather resources and truly shape their character to the perfect specimen, think of it as a deeper version of Diablo III’s system. Players in Diablo III level of course but their skills and ability are based more on the gear they earn and the runes they attach to their skills that alter how a player is drastically.
If that isn’t a good example how about you just watch this 6 minute video below and