F.E.A.R. 3 now spooking 2011

Warner Bros. confirms Day 1's survival-horror shooter will now arrive for 360, PS3, PC next year.

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Gamers who were planning on a seance with F.E.A.R. 3 later this year are in for some disappointment. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has confirmed for GameSpot today that the survival-horror shooter is now expected to ship for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in 2011, having initially been scheduled for this fall.

F.E.A.R. 3 is now expected to rise next year.

Unlike previous installments in the F.E.A.R. franchise, primary development of the game is being handled by Day 1 Studios, which worked on the PS3 and 360 console ports of the original F.E.A.R. Monolith Productions, which was the lead developer on the first two F.E.A.R. games, will not be involved, having "passed the torch" according to Warner Bros. Previous Day 1 titles include Fracture for the Xbox 360 and PS3 and MechAssault 2 for the original Xbox.

F.E.A.R. 3 will be the third full-fledged installment in the first-person shooter series, which began in 2005. The forthcoming game will continue the franchise's storyline but will add an all-new "divergent co-op" mode that will let players assume the role of one of two characters. Players can step into the shoes of Point Man, the genetically engineered supersoldier who appeared in the first F.E.A.R., or his brother, Paxton Fettel, who has telekinetic powers. Warner says the two characters will provide completely different storylines from each individual's perspective.

In an effort to enhance the horror element of F.E.A.R. 3, Warner Bros. has enlisted horror film director John Carpenter to advise on development of the game. After coming to prominence with the 1978 cult hit Halloween, the filmmaker has been behind the camera on such cult hits as Escape From New York, the remake of The Thing, and They Live.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of F.E.A.R. 3.

Discussion

104 comments
shooters125
shooters125

I am skeptical about this game. FEAR was awesome but FEAR 2 was bad enough to counterbalance it. Now only this game will be able to turn FEAR into a great series or a bad sequel.

j1965
j1965

cannot wait!

S0ulReav3r
S0ulReav3r

The First FEAR is da bomb, when i played FEAR 2 i felt like i was playing a spinoff besides FEAR + co-op .. just not right

SneekyRatchet
SneekyRatchet

@Dominos5000 im here because i heard that fear 3 was going to be made by some other developer other than monolith and so i wanted to see what they came up with (like i said, the fear series had potential) but its still garbage just like fear 2...

ratt19
ratt19

well, that's good for me, one less deduction but I really hate it when my fav games are delayed :(

asimplerapper
asimplerapper

i dont understand why monolith is not behind the development :S

sstravisd
sstravisd

F.E.A.R: SOLD. F.E.A.R 2: Not so much. F.E.A.R 3: I have high hope.

Hellbishop
Hellbishop

Looks oozing with classic F.E.A.R. atmosphere with a rich mixture of..BLOOD.

CO0Ki3M0NST3R
CO0Ki3M0NST3R

Aww man...now I have to wait another year...

BK-Sleeper
BK-Sleeper

Good call to bring the Pointman back. Terrible decision to hand it to Day 1 Studios. What's up with the co-op mechanic including Fettel? You spend an entire game chasing that guy down, finally kill him, and it's pretty much all useless because he still comes back in the third game? I know he's still a ghost or whatever. BUT SERIOUSLY. Thanks Day 1. I liked FEAR when it was still a cool preview article in PC Gamer magazine.

Dominos5000
Dominos5000

@SneekyRatchet Wtf..........what is your problem if you hate this game that much why are you even on this forum????

tsunami19
tsunami19

oh well everyone will just be playing halo reach still

lindseyiluvyou
lindseyiluvyou

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hellgothx145
hellgothx145

i cant wait for F@#$.everything.and.run 3 its going to be scary fun. :)

KillerJuan77
KillerJuan77

I wanted it for Halloween... oh well, if this means more polish then that's good.

SneekyRatchet
SneekyRatchet

this looks like another piece of trash, in like 3 months this game is gonna price drop and be 20 bucks, its a shame. the fear series had so much potential. fear 2 was garbage, multiplayer was crap, graphics and animation were one of the worst ive ever seen in a game. gameplay was kinda boring and story was lost...

LeadnSteel
LeadnSteel

I hope this will be the last one. The ending for F.E.A.R 2 was just awful. Even FEAR 2 was nowhere near as good as the first one. They should just end it before they bring in more weird plots.

wolf0
wolf0

yes good now i can get it put then there are like 10 good games out next year to man i just dont have the time

Charocks
Charocks

FEAR 2 was meh compared to the original. It wasn't scary enough and some of the enemies were plain annoying. Here's hoping that F3AR is better than either.

Snicker-Man
Snicker-Man

i so wanted to play this game this year now i have to wait even longer

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

After FEAR 2, I'll wait until reviews are out before even touching this game. FEAR 2 on the pc was one of the worst port jobs ever. So bad that Monolith started kicking people off their forums who complained. Funny that Monolith is no longer making this game.

WarjackPrime
WarjackPrime

I really liked FEAR 2. It wasn't as scary as Dead Space but it was a solid shooter. It was fun to play and the graphics were good. I've played through it many times. The multiplayer sucks terribly, but if I want to play online I'll play MW2 or Killzone 2.

kvan33
kvan33

From the brilliant minds that brought us Fracture? I'll pass. For me this franchise died at Extraction Point.

Dante200X
Dante200X

Somebody said: "Deus Ex( the game can be played as an FPS if you want)" lol, all Deus Ex games are already FPS.

thecraponahat
thecraponahat

Good after that make BLOOD 3 :) i miss Caleb

Swordmaster0518
Swordmaster0518

I see alot of people saying that the best shooters in late 2010-2011 are going to be KZ3, Black Ops, MoH, and Rage. Well, first off I just want to say that I played the Medal of Honor beta, and unless you want loved MW2 enought to buy it a second time (the games are almost exactly alike, MW2 is a little bit better though), don't get it. Black Ops looks great, but F3AR won't have to worry about that. Rage looks like Fallout mixed with Borderlands, which could be either awesome, or not so great. KZ3 is, of course, going to be better than all of these. I have a PS3, but I'm not a fanboy. I'm just saying that KZ2 was easily the best game of the year, and KZ3 is in 3D. Yes, 3D. So if Warner Bros. puts F3AR out in late 2011, they'll be fine. Personally, I love FEAR games. Everyone should buy it. Or die.

berto64
berto64

i was soo ready but i can wait

QuatrixJ
QuatrixJ

Hey, blackfray, FEAR 2 has ratings around 8, so I hope 3 IS like 2. If you didn't like 2 then you're clearly in the minority.

QuatrixJ
QuatrixJ

Competitive multiplayer is stupid. I welcome more co-op games where you're not trying to keep up with losers who play 24/7 and think that's something to be proud of.

Clive-Owen
Clive-Owen

2011, thats just so normal, they're afraid of AAA titles like Black Ops and MoH, and who'd spend his christmas money on FEAR 3 when we've got better shooters out by then?

quinnd6
quinnd6

Why is everyone too chicken to release games in time for christmas anymore?

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

Okay, great... so you know what's gonna happen now? Same this that happened at one point this year, we're going to have like 20 games come out within a 2 month period and completely crush the chances of some of the games being big sellers... I think it's like from Feb we have a boat load of games coming out one after another, boom, boom, boom... yet right before christmas there are a couple weeks where nothing is coming out... my thought is getting them out before Christmas? that makes sense to me, but then again I only BUY the games for my son and kids in the family.

firehawk998
firehawk998

as one user here posted 2011 will be the time when the big guns of FPS :- KZ 3,Crysis 2, Deus Ex( the game can be played as an FPS if you want) and finally Rage will be release. Fear 3 will need a miracle to not be buried under those big titles. Still I wish them all the luck.

bodylotion
bodylotion

The trailer looks ok but i just don't like the idea of co-op in a thriller FPS. looks like the only good FPS coming out in 2010 will be Medal Of Honor.

QtrArt
QtrArt

what ? why in 2011...before that game in 2010 now 2011 im so sad :(

erish30
erish30

@AnkitaMishra And where have you heard that Ltih is working on AvP 2?

SkidRow18
SkidRow18

Last year, many games got push back to 2010, now more games are push back to 2011

Kyran87
Kyran87

@stalker786 - if the first 2 games had multiplayer, exactly what are the chances that they'd be stupid enough not to include it in F3AR? All FPS devs know now that multiplayer is what will make and break about 95% of FPS titles.

Gammet25
Gammet25

U better get this game right Warner Bros! I mean it so hard. I hope for great light at the end of the tunnel for this franchise. Third time bettter be the charm.

stalker786
stalker786

This is going to be the biggest Flop of the year if they dont release any Multiplayer Game....

F-14-D_TOMCAT
F-14-D_TOMCAT

With great games like Crysis 2, Killzone 3 and Deus Ex coming in 2011, Fear3 will face serious competition, and unless fear3 does exceptionally well and get good reviews, otherwise it will fail and flop in a big way.

Daian
Daian

Another delay? I was really looking forward to playing lots of FPS this fall, first Crysis 2 and now this got delayed. Guess MoH and CoD will have to do ( Halo Reach isn't a game i care for much, it's visuals are outdated and the ending is known to everybody that played Halo).

AnkitaMishra
AnkitaMishra

Monolith now works on Aliens vs Predator 2.

KlepticGrooves
KlepticGrooves

Alma doesn't look right. Her hair should be longer and greasy like it used to be. You shouldn't even be able to see her full face. Still looking forward to it, I just hope they get it right.