Friday the 13th The Game Development Halted Permanently

All development on the Friday the 13th game has come to a close, due to the lawsuit that has been rocking the entire franchise. It’s sad that a promising game has to slowly pack its bags through nobody’s fault, but that’s how the cookie crumbled this time. The devs will keep working on “console dedicated servers, bug fixes, and maintenance.”

Friday the 13th The Game Development Halted Permanently
Friday the 13th The Game Development Halted Permanently

Friday the 13th: The Game has been pretty quiet as of late. In fact, the whole franchise has been in trouble recently, because of some complicated legal situation concerning intellectual property. We’re not going to get into details; we’re just going to cover what this means for the game. The developers of Friday the 13th already had to cancel all planned DLC for the game. Now, they released a new update on the situation on the game’s forum. And the news extremely dire. As it turns out, there will be no further content for the game at all.

Here’s what the statement has to say: “Development on games can’t just pause indefinitely and pick back up again; it doesn’t work that way. Especially when you have no idea when that future date will occur. We can’t keep building content that may never see the light of day. That’s bad business. I’ve also had questions about adding ‘non-F13’ related content to the game. ‘Can’t you make a new level or a new counselor that has nothing to do with the films?’ We can’t do that either. We can’t add any content, whatsoever. Nada. Not even a new tree or rock. We can only focus on console dedicated servers, bug fixes, and maintenance.”

So, there you have it, killers and camp counselors. This is basically the kiss of death for Friday the 13th: The Game. A halt in new content for multiplayer games like this can only lead to it slowly wasting away. Sure, it’ll hobble along for a little while longer, but all to soon, it’s getting the machete. And through no fault of the developers or players. It’s a crying shame, and I hope the devs go on to make something even more cool.

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