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F.E.A.R. 2 PS3 Won't Be A Port

The original F.E.A.R. was a hotly anticipated and intensely atmospheric title for the PC - and later, the Xbox 360 and PS3 - which received both critical acclaim and the respect of gamers everywhere. However, the console versions didn't fare so well, and the PS3 version suffered worst of all; the staggering frame rate very nearly crippled the production on Sony's new machine.

But you needn't worry about the same thing happening with the sequel, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. According to a recent interview with CVG, primary art lead for the game, Dave Matthews, has assured everyone that the PS3 version of Monolith's latest project will not be a port. Day 1 Studios handled the console ports before, but now, Monolith is heading up development for the game on all three major platforms. Said Matthews:

"Now we're handling all three versions, we've changed our development structure to develop all three SKUs simultaneously and there's no lead platform. While there will be some slight variations between the different versions, so if you're on PC you can push some things further, our main goal is to make sure the experience is synonymous across all three platforms."

Also, you may wish to know that Monolith isn't interested in following the story that continued with the two expansion packs - developed by TimeGate - but will pick up where the full original title left off. As Matthews says, "F.E.A.R. was about Alma, F.E.A.R. 2 is about Alma, and we wanted to continue the story the way we originally intended." So that's your update from the Monolith camp, and we're just happy to learn we won't get another terrible port. We have high expectations for Project Origin, and now we don't have to concern ourselves with an inferior PS3 version.

Related Game(s): F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

12/28/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (12 posts)

The_Vandelizer
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 10:36:05 PM
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Fear 1 was boring to me

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 10:40:40 PM
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Good news on all fronts it looks like. Never played the original fear but may have to get a hold of an old copy from a friend or something. For PC of course.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 10:52:19 PM
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First person horror? Is it anything like Call of Cthulhu?

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xnonsuchx
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 12:59:49 AM

Ugh! I live in Seattle and got so tired of people here talking about the CTHULHU movie that was shot on the pacific NW coast that I never wanna hear or see the name again.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 3:49:39 AM

Not another attempt to bring Lovecraft's genius to film? That never works. What's the deal with this one?

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xnonsuchx
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 1:43:35 PM

Came out in 2007...I believe IMDB has the trailers for it on their site.

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ZubraZap
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 11:23:41 PM
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I was going to invest in this due to the desire to experience F.E.A.R. since the PC incarnation. Since I know of these technical difficulties now I may just wait for F.E.A.R. 2..

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LCF
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 11:24:44 PM
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And this is why we wont see 3rd party make games outshine on the PS3.

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MetalHead09
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 11:26:34 PM
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i almost baught the first game, i still might eventually but it looked pretty cool.

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xnonsuchx
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 1:04:33 AM
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I played the first one on my PC and liked it. I remember people/reviewers saying the PS3 version was the worst port ever (or 2nd to MADDEN '07). Not sure if I'd BUY the new one for the PS3, but I'd try it out (demo or rent).

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FLYING_APE
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 6:57:55 AM
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what dumbass will buy this. KILLZONE 2 motha f**kers

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tlpn99
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 10:34:28 AM
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I will buy it but hey im also getting Killzone 2 and God Of War 3. I enjoyed the first F.E.A.R a lot so deffo getting the 2nd.

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