After watching Executive Producer James Macauley destroy an oozing, alien-hatching plant in a PAX East demo for Firefall, I asked him if the plant had devoured the Michelin Man. Why else would it explode into car tires? Turns out the tire is just a placeholder image until the design team creates suitable plant guts. It's also a good example of where Firefall is in terms of development: beta. Not the month-before-launch-demo-betas that have become common over the past few years, but a true, rubber-tires-instead-of-plant- guts beta. There is still a long way to go before Firefall is all it can be, and Red 5 is leaning on its community to help get it there.