The first-person shooter genre got a treat when F.E.A.R. was released by Vivendi in 2005. Since then, developer Monolith and Sierra have parted ways. The divorce was a little messy and left VU with the rights to use the F.E.A.R. name exclusively and Monolith with the rights to creepy little Alma and the universe she's happy to terrorize. With all of this legal mumbo jumbo as background noise, Monolith continued on developing the sequel to F.E.A.R., now known as Project Origin, a title chosen from contest submissions because of its plot point reference that most fans will recognize.