Friday the 13th: The Game Development Permanently Cancelled


About a couple of weeks ago, Friday the 13th: The Game creators Gun Media and IllFonic officially announced the cancellation of all future DLC for the asymmetrical multiplayer survival horror title due to a recent legal dispute. Now, the publisher and developer have revealed that not a single asset can be added to the game no matter which party comes out on top in the litigious proceedings related to the horror franchise.

This much was divulged in a recent post on Friday the 13th: The Game's official forums, with Gun Media founder and president Wes Keltner explaining that there will be no more content of any kind to come despite the legal spat's outcome. As stated by Keltner, "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."


In order to more clearly elucidate exactly what kind of situation Friday the 13th: The Game's developers and the title itself are in, Keltner then explained that original locations or Camp Counselors aren't the only things that can't be worked on, as even mundane assets such as environmental details can't be added. The Gun Media founder said, "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."

Without a doubt, this will likely be extremely disappointing to hear for many Friday the 13th: The Game fans, as the player base that remained dedicated to the title since its less-than-stellar debut due to myriad technical issues and server problems won't be rewarded further down the line for their loyalty. Of course, this is not something that can be blamed on Gun Media or IllFonic, as the companies only obtained the rights to develop a Friday the 13th game with little to no knowledge that the entire franchise's future would be in question.

Friday the 13th: The Game is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Friday the 13th: The Game Forums

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