Alma Wade is back, as F.E.A.R. Online gets ready to descend onto PC on October 17. The public release follows a successful closed beta test, and the developers feel the world is ready to face this new version of Warner Bros.‘ frightfest.
The free-to-play multiplayer shooter adaptation was first announced last July, but we hadn’t heard much since then. However, the team at Aeria Games has been working hard behind the scenes, working to keep the horror elements of the original while transforming the game into a first person four-player co-op experience. The storyline fits in alongside F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, and at launch, F.E.A.R. Online will feature 10 maps and a crafting system that allows you to make weapons.
If you were involved in the recent closed beta test for the game, Aeria acknowledges there were a lot of things that needed to be fixed. The studio’s been working on “an extensive redesign and gameplay adjustments”, so those issues should be tidied up, but we won’t know for sure until October 17, when F.E.A.R. Online finally hits Steam.