PC gamers anxiously waiting for Day 1 Studios' third installment to the F.E.A.R. franchise will have to wait a little longer. Wednesday F.E.A.R. 3 publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment said the creepy first-person shooter has once again been pushed back, this time to receive a little extra polish before hitting retail shelves.
"The F.E.A.R. 3 launch date will now be in May 2011, as we look to deliver the best possible game for our consumers," the company said in a statement.
This latest delay will be the second time the creepfest has been pushed back. Originally F.E.A.R. 3 was slated for a late October 2010 release (Halloween), however the publisher changed the date to March 25, 2011 for unspecified reasons. Now Best Buy is listing the game's release date as May 24, 2011, but that may not be an official launch date, only serving as a placeholder instead.
Unlike the first two installments, this latest chapter was not developed by Monolith Studios. Instead, the torch was passed over to Day 1 Studios. Famed horror movie director John Carpenter has reportedly offered his services for the game's cutscenes while famed screenplay writer Steve Niles co-wrote the script with the development team.
"Players can look forward to new features such as divergent co-op, an evolved cover system, and more scares," said Denny Thorley, founder and president of Day 1 Studios.
For now, F.E.A.R. 3 is slated for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC this May.