Today, Aeria Games and Interplay Interactive announced that F.E.A.R. Online, their first person horror shooter will launch through Steam on October 17. Anyone who is interested in beta testing before then is encouraged to sign up at the F.E.A.R. Online website. Open beta for F.E.A.R. Online will begin on October 8. F.E.A.R. Online, when it launches, will be free-to-play. As Reuben stated in his announcement for F.E.A.R. Online's closed beta, the game is rated M for Mature, so you'll need to be 17 in order to sign up.
I couldn't find out information on what kind of classing system will be available in F.E.A.R. Online (not counting being able to play as a Soul King and steal souls from other players), but the FAQs section does say that people will be able to have multiple characters per account. In another section, I learned that there are two different factions: the A.T.C. (Armacham Technology Corporation) and
redacted (actually the name – they are just too badass for names, I suppose). Long story short, each side is ordered to take out the other side on site. There are also two different modes to F.E.A.R. Online: PvP and PvE. Each one takes place in different scenarios where players work their way through various maps to complete objectives. While the story lines can be co-opted, the multiplayer portion refers to PvP bouts.
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