Sad news for fans of Friday The 13th: The Game, as Gun Media confirmed yesterday they can no longer make content for the game. Due to the ever-growing legal battle over the rights to the franchise and its name, the indie multiplayer survival horror game has now been caught in the tangled web and been told they cannot create any new content revolving around Friday The 13th.
Below is the post where the developers let players know the full situation. We’d like to stay optimistic that after the legal junk is done, the parties can come to some agreement to continue with content. But beyond maintenance, nothing new is one the way.
Sorry for the silence as of recent. It’s been a tough couple weeks, as I’m sure you’re aware. But I wanted to address a few questions that I’ve had sent to me personally, as well as questions we’ve received through the official F13 channels. These questions vary but all have a similar tone/request. “Is there a chance of any content being added to the game if a ruling on the dispute occurs in the near future?” The answer is no.
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. I’ve also had questions about adding “non-F13” related content to the game. “Can’t you make a new level or a new counselor that has nothing to do with the films?” We can’t do that either. 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.
I know this isn’t the news you wanted to hear and I wish the situation were different. But it’s the painful truth. I appreciate your passion and look forward to seeing everyone around camp.