Aeria Games have released some spOOOoooOOOky details and heart-stopping screenshots of their forthcoming free-to-play online shooter, F.E.A.R. Online, which I’m just going to call FEAR Online from now on.
Developed by Korean company Inplay Interactive, FEAR Online has players battling it out across a variety of modes. Barring stuff like Team Deathmatch and Demolition (which looks like Counter-Strike‘s bomb-placing gametype), FEAR 3‘s run-like-hell-from-the-wall-of-death mode will be returning as Escape, and Soul King – with players possessing NPCs to fight it out – will also be back. Armoured Front mode sounds like Domination with the addition of mech suits, and the official site makes mention of a co-operative story mode. So: many modes.
Speaking of the official website, you can sign up for the closed beta now by heading over there. Personally, I remain entirely wary of a formerly high-profile series becoming a Korean-developed free-to-play game, but who knows? It might be fantastic.
Four screenshots follow. Aaargh, etc.