Making of the Firefall Mobile Gaming Unit
Red 5 Studios has announced today that Firefall’s “Mobile Gaming Unit” (MGU) will premiere on Velocity Network’s “Inside West Coast Customs” this Sunday, March 3, at 9 p.m. EST. Velocity is the automotive themed channel shoot off of Discovery Channel.
Red 5 Studios partnered with West Coast Customs to build the MGU which they unveiled at Anime Expo, and later showed off at PAX Prime in 2012. In this episode the team from West Coast Customs will be giving us a look at the transformation of a 48-foot-long tour bus into a state-of-the-art tournament on wheels packed with high-end AMD and Razer gear. See Velocity’s weekly TV schedule for local showtimes: http://velocity.discovery.com/tv-shows/tv-schedule.htm
The massive 48-foot-long MoBile Gaming Unit features a unique aesthetic design pulled straight out of Firefall’s sci-fi world. It’s equipped for top-level eSports tournaments with 20 AMD powered gaming stations, Razer peripherals, support for 1,000 person LANs and it even includes a shoutcaster podium with full livestreaming support. As an innovative gaming creation and one of WCC’s biggest challenges yet, the MGU premiere is a must-watch event for gamers, geeks and modding enthusiasts.
Mark Kern, CEO of Red 5 Studios had this to say:
“As cool as the completed MGU is, it’s probably more impressive to see how we managed to cram so much advanced hardware into a bus and actually make it work… It took an incredible effort to pull this thing off and wouldn’t have been possible without the talented people at WCC and our partners, AMD and Razer. Whether viewers have seen our MGU or not, they’re going to be blown away.”
The Firefall Mobile Gaming Unit episode “Inside West Coast Customs” world premiere airs exclusively on Velocity Network this Sunday, March 3, at 9 p.m. EST.