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FEAR 3 Delayed Yet Again, Now Scheduled for June

Another lil' hiccup for Alma's return.

It’s official: Alma Wade don't give a damn about your calendar. The horror shooter being developed at Day 1 Studios is now slated to arrive on June 21, a representative at Warner Bros., the game's publisher, confirmed to me this morning. F.E.A.R. 3 has been postponed for, ironically, a third time. 

Previously, F.E.A.R. 3 was slated to hit this May. Before that, the multi-platform game was slated for a March 22 release. Before even that, Alma's return was slated to hit in the fall

UK Online retailer Game Gears was the first to report the delay. In a tweet, the retailer said simply that it had slipped to a June release. 

Look on the bright side: now you have even more time to stress over whether you should import the Collector’s Edition. The pregnant Alma figurine glows, guys. The womb glows.   
[Additional reporting by Patrick Klepek]

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Posted by BradNicholson

It’s official: Alma Wade don't give a damn about your calendar. The horror shooter being developed at Day 1 Studios is now slated to arrive on June 21, a representative at Warner Bros., the game's publisher, confirmed to me this morning. F.E.A.R. 3 has been postponed for, ironically, a third time. 

Previously, F.E.A.R. 3 was slated to hit this May. Before that, the multi-platform game was slated for a March 22 release. Before even that, Alma's return was slated to hit in the fall

UK Online retailer Game Gears was the first to report the delay. In a tweet, the retailer said simply that it had slipped to a June release. 

Look on the bright side: now you have even more time to stress over whether you should import the Collector’s Edition. The pregnant Alma figurine glows, guys. The womb glows.   
[Additional reporting by Patrick Klepek]

Posted by Elow

nice

Posted by BaconGames
@Elow said:
" nice "
Damn you!

Not surprising.
Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials

This is fuckin' ridiculous. It's like they're dragging it out just to make sure no one in the world cares about FEAR 3 by the time it comes out. Because there are still like 3 people left.

Posted by GetEveryone

I'm currently re-installing FEAR 2. Barely played that game at all, but I loved what I did.

Posted by Jeffsekai
@GetEveryone said:
" I'm currently re-installing FEAR 2. Barely played that game at all, but I loved what I did. "
I rented FEAR 2 when it came out and played it all in one sitting, was really good. Multiplayer was alright too.

I really don't like where they are taking FEAR 3, I hope with these delays they are fixing a lot of the bullshit that the trailers had in them.
Posted by Hot_Karl

F3AR...LOLZ

Posted by MEATBALL

June looks like it'll have some interesting releases this year. Infamous 2, FEAR 3, Duke, Alice and Shadows of the Damned.

Posted by benjaebe

They can take all the time they want as long as when it comes out, we get the European special edition stuff here too. That figure of Alma is horrifying, and I must have it.

Posted by MayorFeedback

Wow, that's pretty close to release date sort of delay. I wonder what they can fix in that amount of time. Whatever makes the game, better, I suppose. (???)

Posted by Elow
@Tuffgong: Finally got it after almost a year of trying!
Posted by Winternet

I wonder, how well FEAR and FEAR2 did, sales wise? Does anyone know this?

Posted by Jeffk38uk

Well least the game is still coming out and I'm still interested in the game so we'll see. Apparently its more due to not conflicting with other games but whatever.

Posted by craigbo180

I thought this was called F.3.A.R or something, what am I thinking of.

Posted by zitosilva

They are going to release it at the same day Dungeon Siege III and Shadows of the Damned. Wouldn't be bad if they delayed it a bit more...

Posted by WilliamHenry
@Winternet said:
" I wonder, how well FEAR and FEAR2 did, sales wise? Does anyone know this? "
Enough to warrant a third game, so I'm guessing they sold just fine.
Posted by bybeach
@528seven said:
"This is fuckin' ridiculous. It's like they're dragging it out just to make sure no one in the world cares about FEAR 3 by the time it comes out. Because there are still like 3 people left. "


I'm one of them...sort of.

 

And as MEATBALL points out,all the competition!  Why? This is going to be a difficult game to sell because of the Fear franchise's uneven history, and maybe even for some the look of some of the trailers. I for one hope it  bursts into open sky, or rather crazy moody scary shit with good shooter/Ai mechanics, I'll take that.

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Posted by FuzzYLemoN

Are you shitting me? This game has been delayed for ever. I don't even see the point when it's barely even going to make a ripple. Well, better to at least put some effort into it for the remaining fans, I guess.

Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

Hahaha, good thing I had vacation planned to play this thing with a buddy of mine. Ah geezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by Maelstrom

Always be wary of games with release dates near the end of a fiscal quarter. Publishers will dump the game out, bugs be damned, just to get that revenue in a certain time frame to appease the fickle shareholders. And as usual the gamers get screwed over.

Posted by Cretaceous_Bob

Day 1 has to close after they plop this abortion out. Fuck putting your money in gold; bet on these dudes closing down. Nobody is going to buy this game.

Posted by Little_Socrates

Rather worrisome...:P

Posted by ViciousReiven

The longer it takes to polish teh better, it was looking pretty bad not too long back, but the newer trailers are slowly restoring my faith.

Posted by Contro

One can only hope it's worth the wait, I doubt it will be though...



Posted by Jayzilla

I played the first one and it was OK. Has this series gotten much better than the first one or is the story just as convoluted?

Posted by Brodehouse

This game will be released with Deus Ex Human Revolution and The Old Republic in twenty-oh-never.

Posted by michaelfossbakk

I've never gotten into F.E.A.R. Is it worth it?

Posted by dastly75

It's like they're afraid to put it out.

Posted by Sammo21

I F3ARED this would happen...

Edited by phrosnite

I loved the first and was very disappointed by the second... I will keep my expectations low for this one. Especially after these delays.

Edited by EgoCheck616

Holding out for the inevitable $0.96 Steam sale.

Posted by UnlivedPhalanx

I don't think I even care anymore. Too bad too because the first two games were rather good.

Posted by Xpgamer7

It's not that high on my list, I can wait a little longer.

Posted by MeatSim

The more this game gets delayed the less I care about it.

Posted by hmmisee

Only 5 days till release, i really enjoyed the FEAR series so i hope this turns out better then brink or duke.

Posted by SeriouslyNow

@Maelstrom said:

Always be wary of games with release dates near the end of a fiscal quarter. Publishers will dump the game out, bugs be damned, just to get that revenue in a certain time frame to appease the fickle shareholders. And as usual the gamers get screwed over.

This.