World of Tanks Creator Buys FEAR 3 Studio, Working on Unannounced Console Title
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The creator of popular PC title World of Tanks has announced the acquisition of Day 1 Studios, the developers of F.E.A.R. 3 and Fracture.

The new studio will concentrate exclusively on the development of a new, unannounced console title.

Wargaming’s CEO Victor Kislyi said, "The move into console game development is a huge step for Wargaming, as we begin to expand our presence into new platforms. We are looking forward to sharing the fruits of our labour soon."

Though no details have yet to be released about the game, the Head of Wargaming’s new studio, Denny Thorley, did hint that it will be free-to-play.

"Wargaming is a clear leader in the free-to-play space and helps set the standard on which all other games in the genre strive for," he said. "Our team is extremely excited to start the first console project for Wargaming."

Speculation time: Prior to making F.E.A.R. 3 and Fracture, Day 1 worked on MechAssault and MechAssault 2. And, more recently, the company announced Reign of Thunder, a... wait for it... a free-to-play PC mech game.

The website for that game currently reads, "Thank you all for your support and awesome battles. Reign of Thunder is powering down for now, but fear not. Follow us over at for even bigger battles to come."

Could Day 1 Studios be bringing Reign of Thunder to next-gen consoles? We’ll have to wait and see.


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Comment #1 by I_Love_Ch33v0s
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 11:31:42 AM
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Mechassault maybe?

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Comment #2 by 9000
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 11:31:59 AM
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There's no way this could be better than a COD game.

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Comment #3 by Original
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 11:50:04 AM
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@2 There are too many words to express and use within this text box...
However I will give a slight taste as to tell you that Slender is coming for you and
You should prepare your anus for many tentacles.

The other day I just finished FEAR 3 and its not a bad game, but
It's not scary as compared to say Amnesia or older Silent Hills. Lets
Hope that they are given something good to work on with this Reign of Thunder.

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Comment #4 by Saracin
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 11:54:02 AM
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Couldn't be Mech Assault since the Mech Warrior franchise is licensed by other groups right now.

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Comment #5 by cheevo360
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 11:59:41 AM
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As long as Day 1 Studios bring F.E.4.R. and Fracture 2 after they complete in developing of next generation's new IP title. :P

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Comment #6 by Poisonheadcrab
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 12:12:56 PM
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@1 Mechwarrior Online is out. I would rather not have Mechassault take ANY amount of its thunder, since somehow Hawken is doing just that.

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Comment #7 by deluxnugs
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 12:27:08 PM
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FEAR 3 sucked ass!!!!! It was terrible all the way around.

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Comment #8 by Total Shinobi
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 12:48:31 PM
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FEAR 3 lost the horror by adding coop, 1 and 2 were much scarier.

I honestly enjoyed F3AR, it was a blast in coop and had some excellent game modes. I remember having some brilliant memories playing "FUCKING RUN" and "Contractions". I would like to pick it back up but I have a feeling it'll be dead online now.

It was most certainly a step down from the horror genre but was still an enjoyable game. I'm interested to see if it'll be worked on any more, of if it's met it's end.

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Comment #9 by AirborneRichard
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 02:34:16 PM
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@8 About F.E.A.R 3 and the on-line part, well it IS dead, i picked up the game a week or two up again as i never realy finished it but the MP is very, very dead, nobody is on and i checked several times, its a good way tho if you and a friend can get easy on and boost those on-line onces. As for the single and co-op part i must say even for and older game this has great looking graphics and the use of an cover system works realy well, the co-op is great to as both caracters have different abilities and that works great in this game. This game already had the jumping over obstacles as has been added later in BF3 aswell. Another great feature is def the slo-mo and the slide kick. It has alot of great little features i wish where done in some other FPS games realy. It might not been the fear facture anymore the first two games had but its still great fun.

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Comment #10 by jamal2807
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 03:08:29 PM
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pleaseeeee do a fear 4 but with a mix of all fear!
The scarness from fear 1 , fear files and fear 2.
Co-op from fear 3
Perfect al combat action like in fear 1 and fear files.
Instant Action map like in fear 1 and fear files!
Great multiplayer like in fear 1 and fear files!:D
oh and instant map also in coop :D

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Comment #11 by Beefdagreat
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 03:57:17 PM
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Wow. I loved World of Tanks and it's great news to hear that bought Day 1.

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Comment #12 by Reggiez
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 06:55:26 PM
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Hm, I kind of hope that there will be a F.E.A.R 4 somewhere in the future. I really liked the co-op mode in the third game. Not scary but then again the second one wasn't either. The first one had a good feel though and I hope they can nail that in any future games. : )

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Comment #13 by finallife6
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 08:43:15 PM
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To be honest, I find playing horror games in co-op kind of lame way more better solo but of course make a scary game scary because I hear how 3 was kinda lame there ;)

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Comment #14 by Destro
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 09:04:27 PM
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Its weird what you guys say, personally i tough FEAR3 was as good as the other 2, its just the challenge things really annoys me, not because of achievements or whatever, didn't gave a rat ass about that, but because it kinda fucked up the atmosphere of the game, having big shiny numbers pop at the bottom of the screen. But outside of this it was good... Nobody force you to play COOP

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