All Future Development for Friday: The 13th Stopped Due to Lawsuit

Legal troubles have put future development for Friday: The 13th on hold

By Grayshadow, Posted 12 Jun 2018

Friday the 13th: The Game released to mixed reviews but was heavily declared the best video game adaption of the horror franchise. However, future DLC plans have been put on hold due to a legal dispute. 

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The lawsuit deals with who wrote the original 1979 Friday the 13th movie with Victor Miller and movie director Shaun Cunningham disagreeing on who owns the rights. This has spilled over the game which prevents any new content from being created.

Gun Media explains the issue in a statement.

When we originally learned that the game fell within the cross-hairs of this legal dispute, we tried to balance the creation of new content requested by our fans against the maintenance and bug fixing that our community expects and deserves. We attempted to do both within the limits of the legal case. We’ve now been forced to accept that the lawsuit makes future content for the game, including alternate play modes, new playable Jasons and Counselors, and new maps, unfeasible now or in the future. Although the listed content types will be affected, we remain committed to launching dedicated servers on our console platforms and providing the continued maintenance and bug fixing important to supporting our fan base.

This is a massive blow to the game with a large fanbase. Despite its rocky launch, the developers have clearly put a lot of work into developing future updates. Now, all that work is gone due to someone else.

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

Adam Siddiqui, NoobFeed
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General Information

Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Gun Media
Developer(s): Illfonic, Gun Media
Genres: Survival Horror
Themes: Horror
Release Date: 2017-05-26

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