Free-to-play F.E.A.R. Online revealed

Next chapter in the horror FPS series coming to PC developed by Korean company Inplay Interactive; beta sign-ups now live.

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The next chapter in the F.E.A.R. horror first-person shooter series has been revealed. Publisher Aeria Games today announced F.E.A.R. Online, an all-new free-to-play shooter in development at Korean studio Inplay Interactive.

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The game is said to boast "hardcore multiplayer shooting action" while continuing the story of Alma Wade. It includes "several" team combat modes spanning more than 10 maps.

F.E.A.R. Online also features cooperative missions that will shed light on the "terrifying occurrences" surrounding the F.E.A.R. team in parallel to the events of F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. The co-op missions support up to four players.

Gamers interested in trying out the game can sign up for the closed beta today at the F.E.A.R. Online website.

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@Jim DiTullio

what about dota 2?

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was hoping for f.e.a.r 4

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Edited By doi4in

F.E.A.R. Combat was pretty damn fun, hopefully this will be also good.

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It could be interesting.

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The first FEAR online multi-player was really fun. Is this going to be anything like that?

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One of my favorite game series of all time ^^ So naturally I'm happy with the news.. but my love for F.E.A.R doesn't blind the obvious decline the games suffered since the original.


Let's hope this is the game I've wanted for a while :D

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ariea games -_- this game will be packed with all kinds of hackers

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They should've just rebooted FEAR. I don't know what else they could do after FEAR 3, though i'm in the minority when it comes to the series. While I thought the first one was the scariest and better one story wise, I liked the other two for the satisfying gameplay and environments. Though I can see why people have a problem with that. They weren't too scary after the first.

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@Mabrry - Hey, you should go vote: goo.gl/FpUVSt

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Woops, realized that it said it takes place during FEAR 2. MY B

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Korean studio? So I believe it's not an FPS anymore. It'll be more like FEAR MMO.

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@Skhuff Korean's do make online FPS games

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I'm not necessarily interested in playing this, it just doesn't sound appealing to me, but I do want to see what the game looks like when I can on YouTube.

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The first game was excellent. The add-ons for it were OK, but nothing special, but cool if you liked the game. FEAR 2 should never have happened and same with 3. So, I think I'll pass.

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very interesting ....

at least it is not another story about MS and their spy console

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Free to play + Korean studio...what could possibly go wrong?

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@Sargoroth You mob and I'll shoot AoE gunz all the way.

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I'm too scared to play horrors. Hopefully F2P means, If you want the horror element, you have to buy DLC =D

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Now this's some scary news. In a bad way.

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I absolutely adored the first F.E.A.R. and to me it is one of the finest FPS's ever developed. Everything after that is just a let down. Just let this franchise rest!

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I would rather have Half Life 3

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@backcue

what that... Half Dead 3...

yeah ok makes sense...

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Edited By DrBob27

F.E.A.R. 1 was the gem of the series. Everything after ruined the original's frenetic and tactical combat.

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What...Why?...WHY?!

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I can't even keep up with all the games the PC gets. It's amazing.

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Alma did not die in F.E.A.R 3 , it was all an illusion .

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They are going to pretend that Fear 3 didn't happen? I was rather disappointed in Fear 3. Plus Alma died during childbirth in both endings? Unless her daughter is named "Alma Jr"?

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Alma died at the end of FEAR 3! Why continuing with her?

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The only horror to be found here is micro-transactions...

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Just when you think one of my favourite franchises couldn't be killed any more after that generic 3rd game in the canon series, we have this.

Oh Monolith, how I miss thee.

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Enough with the pseudo "F2P" games already.

Seriously.

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Seriously? Why not just call it something else...

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Abandon all hope, FEAR fans. The new sequel killed the franchise even before being released. They changed you for grind-tards.

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Awww... The first F.E.A.R. is still one of my very top favorite shooters ever made (and I've played many shooters), and though not initially, over time, after I played the PC version (and then back on 360 again), I liked F.E.A.R. 2, though the shooting didn't feel quite as great as it is in the original, but I felt the horror was done better contrary to what some have said.

I didn't play three, though it looked OK, but not good enough. I read the story for three, and I didn't like it. They (SPOILERS) kill off Beckett and make him look like a crazy coward, and Point Man not only has his Balaclava off, he's a scruffy ugly dude. It should have been like Dredd where he never takes his mask off; it would have been cooler.

From what I hear, in F.E.A.R. 3 they hardly use the Replica Soldiers either, and those are some of my favorite enemies. I wish Monolith made another game similar to the first F.E.A.R., the third isn't even by them. Oh, and if the third is considered canon, the original expansion packs are worthless which kind of put me off at first, though those aren't necessarily great. Extraction was alright.

How about No One Lives Forever 3? Gah. Monolith, make some good games now please, like I know you can. I've been thinking recently, and though I have many favorite games; many favorite shooters, I think if I really, really had to choose what my top three shooters are, it'd be the first F.E.A.R., Crysis on PC, and Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay.

Monolith, Crytek, and Starbreeze making a game. I just drooled (no I didn't.) Take the shooting and possibly tension of F.E.A.R., the more open world sneaking, and weapon/suit customizations as well as visuals of Crysis, and the mission/conversation structure, cinematic music, leaning function of Butcher Bay (Dark Athena), that could be amazing.

Or whatever, mix all those games and it'd be amazing :P. I get excited by ideas of things that don't exist, and probably won't... (BUT SHOULD!)

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You have to be shitting me... How the hell did one of the best *single-player* horror/action games I knew turn into this staming pile of shit?

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Stages of Game Quality Degredation:

1. Good Game, Solid, Amazing even.

2. Removal of Concepts and core elements from previous entry(s) - More action segments likely added.

3. See Step 2. Addition of aggressive viral marketing to "Broaden Audience."

4. Complete casualization of all gameplay. Former concepts and elements almost totally non-existant. Game is now likely a Call of Duty clone arcade shooter.

5. All hope is lost. The Koreans have gotten their hands on the game and are working to turn it into another MMO of some sort, be it FPS, RTS, or RPG.

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FFS.

No......just no. If FEAR 3 did not kill Alma Wade, having the franchise turn into a korean grind fest, sure as hell will.

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@NeoDemonChilde apparently you never saw any Korean horror movies stuff... they are quiet innovative in scares unlike hollywood.. they even surpasse japanesse horror..

What the movie call.. The Conjuring... who direct it.. what is his origine and idea are from ? go figure

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@roman4545

I have no clue what your talking about or even trying to say.

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I have no clue what your trying to say

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@NeoDemonChilde

how come realguitarhero5 understand it and you dont ?

If you still dont know then you seriously have problems with your brains.

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@roman4545 @NeoDemonChilde I don't think you understood what he meant by Grind Fest...

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@realguitarhero5

you do know that grind fest is not enough right ?

this is exactly what hollywood is thinking *sigh*

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I think when we are in combat and every 5 minuets we'll see a popup that show 10$ for a DLC weapon. That will scare the sh$t out of everyone :P

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