After an outstanding Kickstarter campaign, a relatively steady release and a number of new counsellors and different Jasons added to Friday the 13th, the developer revealed there won’t be any more new content coming to the game.
Gun Media recently lost a legal battle with the creator of Friday the 13th and all versions of Jason, Victor Miller. This definitely meant the studio lost the rights as well to develop anything related to the franchise, as they will get sued over it once it releases. The studio went to the the official Friday the 13th forums to address the situation, and it wasn’t what fans wanted to hear but it is the sad truth.
Sorry for the silence as of recent. It’s been a tough couple weeks, as I’m sure you’re aware. But I wanted to address a few questions that I’ve had sent to me personally, as well as questions we’ve received through the official F13 channels. These questions vary but all have a similar tone/request. “Is there a chance of any content being added to the game if a ruling on the dispute occurs in the near future?” The answer is no.
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.
I know this isn’t the news you wanted to hear and I wish the situation were different. But it’s the painful truth. I appreciate your passion and look forward to seeing everyone around camp.
What do you think of the entire Friday the 13th situation?
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