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scooke87
09-08-2008, 09:43 PM
September 8, 2008 - It's a bit funny how the corporate world works. In 2005, Sierra and Monolith put out an acclaimed first-person shooter called F.E.A.R. that blended elements of Japanese-style horror with kinetic gunplay. But prior to that, in 2004, Monolith was acquired by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, which meant that things would get complicated for any follow-up. Sierra owned the name F.E.A.R., but Monolith was the company responsible for actually making it. So what happened next was a bit comical. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced Project Origin (http://pc.ign.com/objects/812/812589.html), a game that would effectively be the spiritual successor to F.E.A.R., while Sierra would make F.E.A.R. 2 with another developer.

And then came 2008. Vivendi Universal Games, the parent organization of Sierra, merged with Activision to become the largest third-party publisher in the world. VUG's crown jewel, of course, is Blizzard, the studio responsible for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, and Diablo. Sierra's lineup was examined, and most of its games were recently dropped. Indeed, Sierra's future is in doubt.




Senseing an opportunity, Warner Bros. and Monolith struck, and they are announcing today that they have acuired the F.E.A.R. name, meaning that the creator of F.E.A.R. once again has access to the name. To that effect, Project Origin is being renamed to F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. To learn more, check out the video interview above.

Why not drop the Project Origin name altogether? Well, for one, there has already been quite a bit of branding associated with that name, but more importantly, when Monolith lost the F.E.A.R. name it asked its community for suggestions to replace it. In a contest, Project Origin was chosen, and thus, the name has ties to the F.E.A.R. community.

Warner Bros. and Monolith have also announced a launch date. F.E.A.R. 2 is coming to the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on February 10, 2009, and the game picks up directly during the events of F.E.A.R. and following. We'll have more information on F.E.A.R. 2 tomorrow, including brand-new direct feed footage, so keep an eye out.

Source: http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/908/908394p1.html

xENVxGAMERSKREW
09-23-2008, 08:43 PM
They shouldv kept project origin, it will bring fans of fear back but fear files blows... and they might get that into their head another fear files crap... o well.. i liked the first lets hope its like that

Butters
09-30-2008, 06:06 AM
I thought Fear Files was great I'm sure Fear 2 will be better though.

sllick50
10-28-2008, 02:38 AM
Fear and Fear Files were awesome, I can't wait for this game.

Pyroman31
10-28-2008, 04:30 AM
No biggie. Still can't wait!

Eternal
11-11-2008, 08:43 AM
F.E.A.R Files was, err, retarded. I really hope they get their minds straight and get F.E.A.R 2 right.

sTyLeZ
12-17-2008, 06:16 PM
can't wait for this one i really enjoyed the first one.

I G0NZ0 I
02-09-2009, 06:58 AM
I am so glad they were able to get the "F.E.A.R" name back. It wouldn't be the same, otherwise.