News: The fans have spoken and F.E.A.R. 2 has a new name.
Monolith Productions has announced that the "Name Your F.E.A.R." contest is over and the Untitled F.E.A.R. Sequel will officially be known as...
Project Origin beat out the two other finalists, Dead Echo and Dark Signal (my favorite, but such is life), to give the upcoming PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 title a new identity. Vivendi Games is also working on an unrelated game that takes place in the F.E.A.R. universe but does not use any of the characters from the first game.
"Project Origin is the name we can stand behind since it was picked by the gaming community, and this game marks a new beginning for the franchise," says Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "With the consoles and the PC, we're dedicated to add a new game dynamic to the universe and build upon what the players loved about the original game."
"Our team really enjoyed letting the fans drive the naming process, and we are excited to expand upon the work we began in the original game and establish Project Origin as a premier gaming franchise in its own right," said Troy Skinner, Producer, Monolith Productions.
Project Origin will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive and it should ship sometime in 2008.