With all the problems caused by the Friday The 13th lawsuit, Gun Media and IllFonic’s multiplayer Friday the 13th: The Game was one of the casualties that had to end. The company wasn’t ordered to shut the game down, but all production on updates and further DLC was halted, which left IllFonic in a spot where they basically had to just maintain the game until their contract with Gun Media was up. Today, GM announced that they have found a new development partner to shoulder the burdens of keeping the game running online with Black Tower Studios.
Essentially, Black Tower Studios will be taking over all of the maintenance and regular updates to the game that IllFonic had been doing. While there may not be any new content coming out, there are still improvements to service and upkeep that need to be attended to, which Black Tower can take on nicely. Especially since they assisted IllFonic on a couple of the game’s maps that came later on in development. So at least the company formed a partnership with someone who knows the ins-and-outs of Friday the 13th: The Game enough to do some work on it and not eventually break it.