Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced the first stage of continued post launch support for Sierra Entertainmentâ€™s award-winning F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon), one of the most critically acclaimed PC games of 2005 and named â€œBest First Person Shooter of 2005â€ at the recent Spike TV Video Game Awards.
The post launch support begins Wednesday, November 23rd with the launch of the F.E.A.R. SDK (Software Development Kit), allowing consumers to create their own custom content for both single and multiplayer aspects of F.E.A.R. Also available now is the F.E.A.R. stand-alone server software for both Linux and Win32.
VU Games is also pleased to announce that as part of its ongoing efforts to improve the in-game experience for gamers, a deal has been signed to incorporate the Punkbuster Anti Cheat software into F.E.A.R. . Other updates planned for 2006 include additional multiplayer maps and game types, along with a â€˜votekickâ€™ option.
Developed by Monolith Productions, F.E.A.R. is an intense first person close-quarters combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging, paranormal horror storyline. Already named â€˜Best Action Game of E3 2005â€™ by the E3Critics, F.E.A.R. has been called â€˜Vivendiâ€™s classic-in-the-makingâ€™ and â€˜the PCâ€™s top shooterâ€™ by PC Gamer (September 2005) who also gave the title 92% and the â€˜Editors Choiceâ€™ award. F.E.A.R has also received â€˜Editors Choiceâ€™ awards from GameSpot.com (9.1 out of 10) and IGN.com (9.2 out of 10).
To get more information on F.E.A.R., or to download the demo, please visit www.whatisfear.com. To download the SDK and server software, please visit www.fearfans.com. For more information on PunkBuster, please visit www.punkbuster.com.
F.E.A.R. has been rated â€œMâ€ for Mature by the ESRB.
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