E3 06: Vivendi confirms F.E.A.R. for 360

PC shooter headed to Microsoft's next-gen console this fall; Day 1 Studios (MechAssault) on as developers.

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Monolith Productions' F.E.A.R. for the PC was regarded as one of 2005's most intense shooters, regardless of platform. However, those without the PC firepower to run the graphics-intensive game feared the worst--that they wouldn't be able to play it at all.

Relief came when not one, but two rumors hit the Internet about F.E.A.R. heading to the Xbox 360. Gamers murmured about the possibility of an Xbox 360 version because F.E.A.R. was built on the same technology as Monolith's Condemned: Criminal Origins--an Xbox 360 game. Fans reasoned that Condemned eventually made its way to the PC, so why couldn't the reverse happen for F.E.A.R.?

Vivendi finally let the cat out of the bag today, announcing that F.E.A.R. would terrorize Microsoft's next-generation console this fall. The game will make its public debut at next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo, but Vivendi has not yet revealed if the game will include any extra features.

Monolith won't be working on the port of F.E.A.R. Those duties have been handed off to Chicago-based Day 1 Studios, who worked on both MechAssault and MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf.

F.E.A.R. for the Xbox 360 has not yet been priced and will likely carry the same M-for-Mature rating as its PC counterpart. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's PC review.

Discussion

109 comments
TheArbitorElite
TheArbitorElite

Monolith isnt working on this port becuase they are busy making the PC expansion

LightSoulBlue
LightSoulBlue

All the 360 has is ports and mediocre games.

jaefrmbk2k
jaefrmbk2k

don't be naive impreza, FEAR'll run jus fine for the 360-although ppl'll have to shoot the crappy way, with a controller :P

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

i dont think its gonna be as good as the PC version...

dergy
dergy

sweet....i hope its not a port thou.... im scared of creepy children too

mastachief2005
mastachief2005

This is very great news cause this game is really good.But to all those 360 haters out there I can care less about if its a port or not.And I REALLY can care less about Japan.I love my shooters,and I love my sports and fighting games.And the 360 has that.

khggame
khggame

I dont think it will be better than the PC version.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

will probably suck like the port of HL2. PC's are soooo much better!

KingOfOldSkool
KingOfOldSkool

lol.. i think its kinda funny when certain pc gamers act and look kinda stupid when they scoff at a pc ports to consoles.. even predictable ones like F.E.A.R.. consoles have made huge leaps.. and with the next generation consoles they make spending thousands on a decent pc rig even less neccessary.. just like Oblivion.. F.E.A.R will still look great, and in fact alot better than most get it working on their pc's if they dont have cutting edge hardware.. so when comments are made by pc only about how they finished games like F.E.A.R months earlier.. I'd have to say how their progress is on God of War, Resident Evil 4, Gran Turismo 4, Burnout Revenge, and Metal Gear Solid 3 among others.. and if they still are looking forward to Halo 2 (lol) coming to the pc..

Carpe_Noctum
Carpe_Noctum

Good for people with slower PC's and have a 360. This game needs to be optimized.

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

Fear will be old news by christmas, and the x360 won't be able to run it as well as it runs on a high end pc. It needs a 265mb video card plus 500+ mb system ram to run well and the 360 only has 512 total ram. It is also not being ported by Monolith.

EvanO_O
EvanO_O

Fear is pretty awesome.

rootATdarkstar
rootATdarkstar

Oh, this is so sweet... I am one of the minority gamers who prefers console FPS's to PC FPS's. So I have had to watch as my friends enjoy F.E.A.R. and I'm left with Perfect Dark Zero. I am so excited. Keep 'em comin'.

sonic86
sonic86

YES! This game looked awesome on the PC but I don't have the power needed to run it on my computer, so this is great news!

SP8616
SP8616

This is excellent news for people that can't afford a high-end pc, good stuff by the way.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Good news for 360 users... although I finished that game like 2 months ago. :)

Katamari_lover
Katamari_lover

Know I can finally get it. I can get the pc version, mines no good for games.

dru26
dru26

monolith had a shake-up and split up a bit, which is why there is a new publisher for the game. I enjoy sitting in my living room playing on the HDTV, so I will be counting the days until this game is released. It is funny to see the mouse-jockeys and Sony fanboys trrying to trash a game , they haven't seen in action yet.

neovalkyr
neovalkyr

Whats funny about fear is that it never scared me the first time through, it was really cool though especially near the end. The second time through though one part scared me pretty good cause I completely forgot about it.

sideoftheham
sideoftheham

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY

sgtsaville
sgtsaville

This was clearly the best FPS for the PC last year! This game will work on the the 360. When I first played it for PC I could clearly see this being ported. I loved the game so much that I will probably buy it for the 360 as well.

tomamagic
tomamagic

Now's my chance to see what all the hype is about this game . . .hellz yeah!

Bizzar3
Bizzar3

...to be choppy like Quake 4.

Big_T-Mac
Big_T-Mac

Thank God, I wanted to play this game for what seems like forever, and now i finally will get the chance!

2x4b96123
2x4b96123

I'm getting tired of people going off about how the 360 would not be able to run FEAR smoothly at highest settings. That's like saying the original XBOX couldn't run Quake3. And I thought Condemned had graphics at least as good as FEAR. Ran smooth and IT WAS A LAUNCH TITLE. Some people are just stupid, you've seen Gears of War, you've seen Splinter Cell Double Agent and yet you doubt that the 360 could run FEAR even when Condemned ran off the same graphics engine and looked even better. The 60 will support better graphics than Crysis before it's life is over, believe me, if u don't believe me i'll be the one laughing

shockwave04
shockwave04

I already own it for the PC, I don't want to spend another $60 dollors on it for the 360.

e_boulanger
e_boulanger

Another FPS... I have been playing games since I was 14 (that's 25 years ago), and I am really tired of FPS (and I saw a lot of them). A good FPS once in a while is fun, but frankly, I wish MS would try to offer much more variety in their games. Since the launch of the XBox360, there was Perfect Dark Zero, Call of Duty, GRAW, etc... that's too many FPS compared to other type of games. They may be good games technically, but I don't see much difference between them as far as gameply is concerned: reload... hide... run... shoot (well... almost all the same). I think companies do not wish to take risks like they did ten years ago because of the cost of making games today, and that they prefer to go with a good ol' FPS to survive rather than something new. I guess that's the price of the next generation consoles. (Let's hope Sony will not do the same as MS).

allmybase
allmybase

It's about time this was confirmed! FEAR is definitely a game that, if brought to the 360 correctly, could very well shake up the console shooter world. However, I'll hold out on that shooter (probably) and just wait for my Red Steel on the Rev, as the dev team is said to have been influenced by the AI in FEAR. ^_^

revelations
revelations

Another excellent 360 title coming. Its gonna be great to own one this winter.

blitzkrieg13
blitzkrieg13

Lets see if the graphics are as good on the 360. Textures are going to be an issue. To run at med tex on the PC you basically need 1gig to avoid serious stuttering. The xbox360 has only 512. The mutiple processors should help deal with the massive use of particles. Anyway, I predict similar effects on the 360, but lower-res textures.

ocdog45
ocdog45

well this gives me a reason to wait for the game. but this game was so good for the PC how can this gmae not disapoint.

mj23007
mj23007

THis is going to be great, it will be so much better for the 360 than on medium graphics for the PC, Cant wait, while all the ps3 fanboys will be playing with themselves, Ill be playing FEAR!!! hAHAHAH

mj23007
mj23007

YOu PC IDIOTS!!! FEAR is gonna be better for most people on the 360! The graphics will be better than what most people can afford on the PC. Screw u guys that dont like FPS PC PORts. I love it I hope MS keeps making PC Ports that are better just to piss you pc fanboys off. Oh and do you still want a PC, have fun with your $600 machine, your japanese games, Ill be busy playing FEAR on the far better console so STFU!

placebo787
placebo787

The 360 had it coming!!! Let's hope for a Q3 '06 release!!!!

Raymin4
Raymin4

AWESOME! My computer is lacking in the graphics department....so I've been waiting for this! 360!

Kfoss
Kfoss

YEAAAAA!!! NOW I HAVE A REASON TO GET A 360!!!...sorta! woot!

crippla87
crippla87

360 owners, this game is worth the wait! Its a shame that the game will be released around first year anniversary of PC version though.

FoxFireJ2
FoxFireJ2

The storyline was crap, as well as most of the level design. Only at the very end did the story begin to go somewhere. The only thing this game has going for it, is the shoot outs and the "Matrix" mode. The claims that this was a "horror" game were crap.....Doom and System Shock 2 were scarier than this game. It's more hype than anything else.

doomed51
doomed51

whoa, got this game for PC, must say it is quite amazing, but now im waiting more on the sequel, dont know how much better (or worse) the port wil be

xEviLLyAMuSeDx
xEviLLyAMuSeDx

I'll rent it if comes with extra content... and only if. I wasnt too impressed with the PC version and its claim that it will scare the **** outta me. Condemned on the other hand was one damn freaky game.

boman12l
boman12l

As a PC fan I feel cheated