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FEAR 3 Now Pushed Back to May

By - Source: Destructoid | B 25 comments

Day 1 Studios wants to give the creepy FPS a bit more polish.

PC gamers anxiously waiting for Day 1 Studios' third installment to the F.E.A.R. franchise will have to wait a little longer. Wednesday F.E.A.R. 3 publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment said the creepy first-person shooter has once again been pushed back, this time to receive a little extra polish before hitting retail shelves.

"The F.E.A.R. 3 launch date will now be in May 2011, as we look to deliver the best possible game for our consumers," the company said in a statement.

This latest delay will be the second time the creepfest has been pushed back. Originally F.E.A.R. 3 was slated for a late October 2010 release (Halloween), however the publisher changed the date to March 25, 2011 for unspecified reasons. Now Best Buy is listing the game's release date as May 24, 2011, but that may not be an official launch date, only serving as a placeholder instead.

Unlike the first two installments, this latest chapter was not developed by Monolith Studios. Instead, the torch was passed over to Day 1 Studios. Famed horror movie director John Carpenter has reportedly offered his services for the game's cutscenes while famed screenplay writer Steve Niles co-wrote the script with the development team.

"Players can look forward to new features such as divergent co-op, an evolved cover system, and more scares," said Denny Thorley, founder and president of Day 1 Studios.

For now, F.E.A.R. 3 is slated for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC this May.

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    LATTEH , January 12, 2011 9:47 PM
    tbh i don't mind them pushing it back... i wasn't really interested in it to much, its not like i dont want the game its just theres so many good games for 2011!
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    2real , January 12, 2011 9:56 PM
    Fear 2 sucked so i didn't care much for this
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    borisof007 , January 12, 2011 10:13 PM
    I don't mind the pushback at all. I'm so used to Blizzard and Valves "It'll be done when it's done" mentality, that I'd rather wait way longer for a game as long as it was done right. Too many developers/publishers feel tied to their release dates, I'd rather see more quality games and less releases.
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    iam2thecrowe , January 12, 2011 11:19 PM
    the first was crap anyway and couldnt be bothered playing all the way through the game, too boring, so i didnt bother playing the second and am not going to be playing the 3rd unless the game is significantly different.
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    2real , January 12, 2011 11:28 PM
    iam2thecrowethe first was crap anyway and couldnt be bothered playing all the way through the game, too boring, so i didnt bother playing the second and am not going to be playing the 3rd unless the game is significantly different.

    the first was great amazing effects and ai
    on top of that the story was creepy

    the second ruined all that was great about the first
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    7mm-08 , January 12, 2011 11:46 PM
    iam2thecrowethe first was crap anyway

    Wow. I've been reading Tom's for years and this drivel finally forced me to register. To say you didn't enjoy it is fine. To say it is a crap game is crazy. It had excellent graphics, ground-breaking AI, and pushed the hardware boundaries in much the same way Crysis did when it came out. The multiplayer was actually quite a bit of fun though few people had the rig to run it until it was too late.
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    rohitbaran , January 12, 2011 11:46 PM
    F.E.A.R. 2 was a disappointment. Numbed graphics, contrived scares and a rather idiotic direction to the story. I hope that F.3.A.R. doesn't do that and lives up to the name of its grandfather.
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    stingstang , January 13, 2011 12:15 AM
    I quit F.E.A.R. 2 shortly after starting. I couldn't get past the part when the little girl latches on to you and STARTS EATING YOU with a freaking sign on the bottom of the screen says 'UNLATCH' or something, but there IS NO UNLATCH BUTTON. FFS. Not fun.
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    theshonen8899 , January 13, 2011 12:42 AM
    FEAR died with the first game.
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    thegreathuntingdolphin , January 13, 2011 1:18 AM
    FEAR died with the first game.

    I couldn't agree more. FEAR was great....FEAR 2 sucked.

    Dead Space 2 is where it is at nowadays...
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    eklipz330 , January 13, 2011 2:21 AM
    i got all the games for $10 ^_^
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    eddieroolz , January 13, 2011 2:58 AM
    I'm not a FEAR player, but if more time means better quality, why not. Most games seem to be delayed these days anyway.
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    Trialsking , January 13, 2011 3:42 AM
    eklipz330i got all the games for $10 ^_^

    Ha, I got all the games for $5 from steam during the Xmas sale!
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    soundefx , January 13, 2011 4:55 AM
    The first one had me shooting at walls and falling off my chair. F-ing scary.

    The second one was boring.
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    hercules , January 13, 2011 5:07 AM
    Loved both of them pumped for F3AR! DS2 looks wicked!
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    Lutfij , January 13, 2011 8:05 AM
    i jus hope its better than FEAR 2 !!!!!
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    nevertell , January 13, 2011 12:17 PM
    FEAR 2 had it's sucky moments, but it still was great, and getting to know better why Alma is so pissed was really great, it sort of made me understand her. But the damn quicktime events dragged ass.

    But FEAR 3 looks more action than horror, and that is BAD. Even though you were practically invincible in FEAR 2, I still was scared on almost every encounter, the most memorable being the invisible assassin's in the big reactor room before you got to the amplifier, you were in this humongous room, and then, while you're doing your thing, someone kicks your ass and runs away.
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    tomc100 , January 13, 2011 2:42 PM
    FEAR 1 was a classic. One of the best FPS ever made, concentrating on close quarter combat and destruction. The second one was a console port nightmare. Pure garbage. Glowing highlighted enemies on slo mo, stupid AI, ridiculously easy, no particle effects, no physics, no pc support, poor pacing, no mouse support. Just ruined the franchise. Monolith lost all credibility with pc gamers after that trash.
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    Dirtman73 , January 13, 2011 3:51 PM
    F.E.A.R. 2 wasn't that bad. Most of you are just whiny haters because they semi-consolized the series at that point. I can sympathize with your console hate, but be realistic. For a FPS, it was a decent game.
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    razor512 , January 13, 2011 6:35 PM
    How do we know that they wont be lazy and delay the game in May?

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