B-Team Sequel: F.3.A.R was developed by Day One Studios (now Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore), who had worked with Monolith on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 ports of the first game.
Dolled-Up Installment: Narrowly averted with F.E.A.R 2, which was initially titled Project Origin as Monolith had lost the rights to the F.E.A.R title over disagreements with Sierra Entertainment. Due to Sierra's expansion packs Extraction Point and Perseus Mandate selling poorly, Monolith bought back the rights to the title during development and released the game as F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin.
What Could Have Been: The first game was meant to have a tutorial level, as well as one fairly late in the game where the player would be in a car having to fend off Replica soldiers on motorcycles. There was also meant to be a second villain alongside Paxton Fettel named Conrad Krieg. His role and uniform was given to Paxton Fettel in the final game in order to make him a stronger villain.