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F.E.A.R. Spawns Free To Play Shooter

Jonathan Lester
F.E.A.R. Online, F2P, Free to play, Gamescom 2013, inPlay Interactive, PC games, Warner Bros. Interactive

F.E.A.R. Spawns Free To Play Shooter

The F Is for Free

Since the F.E.A.R. franchise is best known for its mechs and team-based warfare, Warner Bros have tasked Inplay Interactive with turning it into a free to play multiplayer FPS.

Wait, what?

FEAR Online will pit two teams against each other in a range of modes, including FEAR 3's 'Soul King,' deathmatches and 'knife only' engagements. Armored Front will resemble a standard domination gametype, only each team has a mech. There'll also be a cooperative PvE portion, which continues the story of Alma Wade and the tragedy surrounding the Armacham Technology Corporation. It's currently seeking beta testers.

F.E.A.R. Spawns Free To Play Shooter

It's an oppressively muggy Friday afternoon and I'm running on empty, so frankly I don't have the energy to editorialise on this one much. Do we need FEAR Online? Does it need to exist? These are questions for us- and its beta testers - to eventually answer. Crushing time will have to wait.

I should point out that F.E.A.R.'s multiplayer component was released for free ages ago as F.E.A.R. Combat.

F.E.A.R. Spawns Free To Play Shooter

F.E.A.R. Spawns Free To Play Shooter

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DrTrouserPlank  Aug. 24, 2013 at 11:40

If "F" is for "free" then which letter stands for "micro-transactions"?

JonLester  Aug. 24, 2013 at 11:45

Perhaps the F is for 'F***ing microtransactions', then?

Late  Aug. 24, 2013 at 12:24

Free, Except All Respawns?

MattGardner  Aug. 24, 2013 at 12:31

Wait, FEAR had multiplayer components?


JonLester  Aug. 24, 2013 at 12:38

@Late: You win. Again.

@MattGardner: Yep. And they're all free to download already. Because no-one wants them.

Anarchist  Aug. 24, 2013 at 13:16


They're making a free to play multiplayer FPS, out of a free multiplayer FPS which nobody plays, and are expecting people to mysteriously start playing it.


FEAR. Executives. Are. Retarded. :/

Last edited by Anarchist, Aug. 24, 2013 at 13:18

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