Monolith and Warner Bros. sure appreciate all the hard work you put in to deciding the name
of the "spiritual successor" to F.E.A.R.
, but let's face it, Project Origin
doesn't quite ring like ... F.E.A.R. 2
. But, as the backstory goes, Sierra owned the franchise name and, up until the Activision-Blizzard merger
, the company was supposedly working on its own F.E.A.R.
But then, well, Sierra hit a snag
. Sensing that all was not well, Warner Bros. sent over a gift basket full of money, and back came the rights to the franchise name. So, here Warner Bros. and Monolith are with the original name and the name
that's been used in all the marketing to date. Solution? Combine the two. And the final answer is ... F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
! In stores February 10th, 2009.