Monolith continuing F.E.A.R. under different name

By Justin Mann on February 22, 2006, 2:26 PM
If you are a fan of the popular game F.E.A.R. which has proven itself to be one of the most incredible FPS (subjective to opinion of course) released, you might like to know that despite disputes over trademarks, it will get a sequel. Monolith Productions is going to continue the storyline of F.E.A.R. in new releases, the only caveat being that it will be released under a new name. Vivendi Universal owns the name F.E.A.R. and other particulars, but Monolith still owns the rights to the storyline and characters, leaving them open to continue development. Vivendi might not be done with it either, with potential plans to release new games under that title as well, though I'd be quicker to trust the original developers to stay true to the nature of the game. Though they plan to also introduce the new titles onto consoles as well, the PC will remain their primary focus:

Ryan said, "We believe that the PC audience is entirely viable and can support a game just as it did support F.E.A.R. To deliver the best quality title, the PC needs to be a focus. We believe that next-gen will also be awesome, but again, it has some differences and this is the approach that we're going to try."
It will be interesting to see what they bring us, and if it is anything like the original, we have good things to look forward to from Monolith.




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Cartz said:
I just finished that game monday night...Monolith has always been an awesome game studio, I hope they keep up the amazing work they've done so far.F.E.A.R. was the first game that actually made my jaw drop from the utter beauty of it's graphics. HL2, D3 and their breathren are good, but nothing in video game history tops the flashbacks/final explosion in F.E.A.R. It's more like playing a movie then a game.
buttus said:
Very kewl.It is the content and not the name that matters most. Good on Monolith. We all know the issues Valve had with Vivendi and the delays it caused to Half Life 2. I for one will happily hand over the cashacola for the F.E.A.R. sequel. It was a fantastic game graphically, the sound was immersive, the plot captivating and that little girl was just plain old creepy.
mastronaut said:
YES! I kinda thought there was a sequal in the works. One of the best all around games of this past year. I just hope they make it longer than the original.
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