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F.E.A.R. Online is a free-to-play shooter

Are you ready for another F.E.A.R.? Unfortunately, the next installment in the franchise isn't quite what fans expected.

F.E.A.R. Online is a free-to-play shooter for PC developed by Korean company Inplay Interactive and distributed by Aeria Games. The multiplayer-only shooter will have players battling as either the Armacham Technology Corporation or the F.E.A.R. team across ten maps. F.E.A.R. 3's Soul King mode also returns for this follow-up.

Aeria Games says their game will "deliver hardcore multiplayer shooting action while furthering the dark and ominous story surrounding Alma Wade" through new co-op scenarios. Four players can team up in a story mode that runs parallel to the events of Project Origin.

"We are thrilled to present the next entry in one of the most popular horror franchises of the last decade," Aeria Games' Tom Nichols said in the announcement. You can sign up for a beta here.