With only a few days left before Friday the 13th: The Game is finally released, players are undoubtedly deciding whether PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC will be their platform of choice. While single-player may be out of the question, fans may not need to worry so much about platform choice for multiplayer because the developer, Gun Media, has confirmed that cross-platform play is currently in the works.
In response to the question of whether the game will be cross-platform over at the FAQ section of the official Friday the 13th: The Game website, Gun Media states that cross-platform play between all three launch platforms is currently being worked on. However, the developer did not reveal whether this feature will be available at launch due to “logistical issues” that currently need to be ironed out before cross-platform play can be confirmed, suggesting that it will be patched into the game at some point in the future. What those “logistical issues” are not known, but Friday the 13th: The Game is far from the first title to run into cross-platform implementation problems, thus it is understandable should the feature not be available at launch.
“We hope to make this cross-platform between all three launch platforms, however there are quite a few logistical issue to solve before we can confirm. Some of which are out of our control.”
While it may seem like game is lacking a few features at the moment given that cross-platform play is seemingly up in the air, as well as the lack of a Friday the 13th: The Game single-player mode until the Summer, the multiplayer mode is fleshed out enough that fans won’t get bored for some time yet.
With players given the choice between playing as the machete-wielding Jason Voorhees or the rat-pack of targeted camp counselors, as well as the distinct old-school horror atmosphere from the 80s, Friday the 13th: The Game is looking like it will have enough content for players not to worry about cross-play for the time being.
Cross-platform play will undoubtedly be a welcome addition for the game and the fact that Gun Media are working hard on it is a good sign, but we’ll just have to wait and see whether the feature will ultimately make it into the game. Based on what’s been shown of Friday the 13th: The Game so far though, fans will get their share of scares and thrills regardless of platform choice.
Friday the 13th: The Game is scheduled for launch on May 26th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Friday the 13th: The Game FAQ