F.E.A.R. expands, Extracts

Extraction Point announced as first expansion to Monolith's PC shooter; TimeGate takes over development of fall release.

Throw the whole "There's nothing to fear but F.E.A.R. itself" quote out the window. In addition to the recently announced Xbox 360 version of F.E.A.R., Sierra Entertainment today announced something else that gamers can be scared of. F.E.A.R., one of the top PC shooters from 2005, is getting its first expansion pack.

Titled F.E.A.R. Extraction Point, the expansion "kicks off where the original game ended" and will be released this fall. Those attending the Electronic Entertainment Expo will be among the first to check out what lies in store, which will include new locations, weapons, and enemies, as well as a few familiar faces from the original.

The announcement of the expansion poses a few questions about the direction of the franchise. Monolith Productions, which owns the rights to the intellectual property and characters, was purchased by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and has already announced it is working on new F.E.A.R. sequels. However, Vivendi Games, parent company of Sierra, owns the name F.E.A.R.

A rep from Vivendi Games gave GameSpot News the scoop to clear up any confusion that may remain. The expansion is part of the original agreement between Monolith and VG, and Monolith is working very closely with new developer TimeGate Studios (Kohan, Axis & Allies) to ensure the add-on is consistent with the direction of the series. The story of the expansion has been approved by Monolith and could possibly be the link between WB's full-blown F.E.A.R. sequel.

Vivendi and Monolith are continuing to work together to support F.E.A.R. and will release the version 1.5 patch, with new multiplayer modes, soon.

For more on the F.E.A.R. universe, read GameSpot's review of the original.

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43 comments
Tybolt
Tybolt

yes something i can wait for for the next few months, i just loved the first game. The sound, graphics gameplay, The hole thing was just... wow. And now there is a nother one, But it is not from the same ppl that did the first one, That fact could be a bad minus

sabru8
sabru8

cool...awesome game.

swmeek
swmeek

maybe we'll finally learn what happened to Jankowski ! i hope this is as good as the first game and not just a ripoff by using the F.E.A.R. name!!

Simfanatic16
Simfanatic16

this is one of the best announcements ive read in months. I bought fear at launch and loved it to death, now the ending wont haunt me anymore lol jk. Its really awesome to see monolith expanding on a great franchise

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

VFG you could never fear on PS2 or Xbox with out major compromises as they aren't pwerful enough.

arsefacex
arsefacex

I CAN'T WAIT! I loved F.E.A.R.!!! It was THE best fps in my opinion. The anticipation is insane! AHHHHHHH! :D

VFG
VFG

Just had to skip regular Xbox and PS2, huh?

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

Sweet. I love this game. Glad to hear there will be an expansion.

Matt7895
Matt7895

Great news. F.E.A.R. was a superb game. Let's hope the story in the Expansion will be just as long and brilliant.

Big_T-Mac
Big_T-Mac

i just hope the mp content gets added to the 360 ver.

DrinkDuff
DrinkDuff

That's relief! I had a feeling that they were continuing the story in a sequel, especially after the somewhat aggrevating climactic ending.

Tomtomtom1990
Tomtomtom1990

I dunno. I third party cranking out an expansion pack? Seems to me like they're just trying to cash in on the success of an extremely popular game. It'll be a nice extra for 360 owners, though.

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

Who sees the expack coming in the form of a marketplace download?

HalfLifer248
HalfLifer248

They'll add the Expansion. They said it them selves "new single player content"

jacques117
jacques117

Nice, I can't wait until it comes to the 360

GTJimmy
GTJimmy

gos i live taht game

Konfusion
Konfusion

Must... go back... Alma... seriously, the end was great, but I REALLY wanted more, so this is beautiful news.

kaboombo
kaboombo

F.E.A.R was genius but it could have used a few more gaming elements

mr_montoya85
mr_montoya85

"Hopefully the expansion will make it into the 360 version too. " - GreenHornet00. I doubt it. lol

neutralx2
neutralx2

Hopefully they get some better level designers this time around.

burnteyeball
burnteyeball

after she came aboard the helicopter i was like, " Holy bannana holder's batman!" can't wait to see what happens next.

paradyme777
paradyme777

Right when the Xbox 360 will be getting the original you all will be getting your sequel. Pretty nifty.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Excellent! F.E.A.R. was the best game last year, hands down.

nuttysack
nuttysack

Hope they incorperate Co-op, nothing better than kicking butt with friends, I do understand it would be hard considering all the scare moments wouldn't work, unless it cut out and both players could see it, who knows just hoping=)

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I wonder if this will be added to the 360 one. I hope that some day the PS3 could see this game.

cqdemal
cqdemal

Best thing I've heard this week.

balindos
balindos

Havent played this game yet cause I dont play PC games, but when it comes out on the 360 I will definately pick this up. I love Condemned that game was awesome and the graphics are good too. Hopefully the expansion come free on the 360 but I doubt it.

doomed51
doomed51

omg that sounds freakin awesome, the ending will be a perfect beginning!!!! cant wait for some previews!!!

SuperSaiyan4542
SuperSaiyan4542

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SuperSaiyan4542
SuperSaiyan4542

nice, i hope they do a FARCRY: IP thing, i.e port to the 360 with the expansion

trj156
trj156

@ greenhornet, the xbox 360 version should rule. as long as the controls are precision tuned and the graphics run at 60 fps.

Foolio1
Foolio1

Awesome annoucement! I love F.E.A.R.!!

Spartan4001
Spartan4001

Hope this is included in the 360 version

Schillinger
Schillinger

This is great, I hope they can add to what was already a brilliant game.

GreenHornet00
GreenHornet00

Hopefully the expansion will make it into the 360 version too.

AYANE69
AYANE69

awesome, i haven`t finished the first yet!!

pawabeer
pawabeer

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