Due to the ongoing legal disputes over the Friday the 13th franchise, Friday the 13th: The Game will receive no future content.
This news comes from an official forum post from the game’s co-creator Wes Keltner, who said of the issue: “Development on games can’t just pause indefinitely and pick back up again; it doesn’t work that way. We can’t keep building content that may never see the light of day. We can’t [add non-Friday the 13th related content] either. We can’t add any content, whatsoever. Nada.”
The legal dispute in question is complicated, involving the original film’s scriptwriter, the 1976 Copyright Act and the future proceedings of a Connecticut federal court case. With Friday the 13th: The Game falling under this complex array of problems, it’s simply not feasible for Gun Media and IllFonic to continue producing new content for the game.
Planned DLC was set to include Uber Jason and additional camp counselors, among other updates.
The developers will continue to focus on console dedicated servers, bug fixes and maintenance, though new content is seemingly out of the question as the case remains in limbo.
In our Friday the 13th: The Game review, we said “When you’re playing as Jason, this is unquestionably the best Friday the 13th game ever made.” Though the game launched with various bugs, the teams have been continuously updating the game since its launch in May 2017.
Within two months, the game sold over 1.8 million copies, though issues with the game continued, including the theft of Kickstarter-backed exclusive content. For a thorough history of Friday the 13th, check out Friday the 13th: a Retrospective.
Colin Stevens is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter – or better yet, never visit Camp Crystal Lake.