Earlier this year, Gun Media officially announced that all new content had been cancelled for Friday the 13th: The Game, leaving the publisher with the option to forge ahead by focusing on fixing the existing bugs and introducing dedicated servers to the title. With these updates in place, the company's development partner IllFonic has now completed all contracted work for the game, and will be moving on to different projects. Thankfully, Gun Media has found a new development partner for F13 in Black Tower Studios.
According to Gun Media, Black Tower Studios has officially taken the lead on all support and development of Friday the 13th: The Game in order to make sure that the asymmetrical multiplayer survival horror release keeps running in tip-top shape. This ought to come as good news to fans of the game, especially those who picked up the somewhat pricey Ultimate Slasher Collector’s Edition that was put out not too long ago.
For those unaware, Black Tower Studios assisted IllFonic with work on Friday the 13th: The Game's Pinehurst and Jarvis House maps, so it's safe to say that the developer is familiar with the title as a whole. And since the Tokyo-based company has worked with other AAA publishers in the past such as Unity Games and Aksys Games, F13: The Game fans should rest easy knowing that this isn't the studio's first major project it's undertaking.
All things considered, it will be interesting to see just how devoted players remain to Friday the 13th: The Game now that the title won't have any more new content to keep lengthening its post-launch lifespan. With no future DLC on the horizon, there's a good chance that some fans might start gravitating toward Dead by Daylight instead to get their multiplayer survival horror fix.
Friday the 13th: The Game is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.