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FEAR 3 Now Pushed Back to May

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.

  • LATTEH
    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
    Fear 2 sucked so i didn't care much for this
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  • borisof007
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    FEAR died with the first game.
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  • thegreathuntingdolphin
    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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