The Friday the 13th video game released in May this year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, though the launch was not without its problems, as fans reported major technical issues with the horror title. Developer IllFonic seems to have gotten over the worst of it, though, and the team is now gearing up to release the physical edition of the game later this year.
The physical version of Friday the 13th will be released, appropriately, on Friday, October 13, and will cost $40 USD. In addition to all of the content in the digital version, including iconic characters and brutal kills, those who pick up the physical edition for PS4 and Xbox One will also bag themselves some “exclusive” DLC. Available for free, the Bloody Jason skin can be used on “all playable Jasons,” and fans can also expect a free pack of clothing for each of the playable camp counselors.
At this point it’s unclear whether those who have purchased the game on consoles already and PC players will ever be able to get the physical copy exclusive DLC. IllFonic and publisher Gun Media have been criticized over the past few months for making Kickstarter exclusive skins (including the Savini Jason skin) available to all players. Kickstarter backers were less than pleased, and those who buy the physical version will also be unhappy if their free DLC loses its exclusive status later down the line.
The physical launch of the game could lead to a huge influx of players, potentially leading to the same server stresses experienced at launch. IllFonic will want to ensure that everything is as stable as possible come the retail launch day. Hopefully that will result in a better experience for those already enjoying the game they purchased digitally.
Friday the 13th is out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.