Gun Media’s brilliant multiplayer Friday the 13th game will be officially delisted from all storefronts at the end of this year.
Announced on Twitter, the game developer has revealed that the game will be closing down in the near future due to the expiration of the Friday the 13th license.
Due to rights issues with the franchise surrounding director Sean Cunningham and original writer Victor Miller, Gun Media was forced to stop supporting its popular Friday the 13th game with new content.
Specifically, the developer aimed to introduce content from the hilariously silly 1990s sci-fi entry in the series: Jason X. However, due to issues relating to the rights of the franchise as a whole, no new Jason content could be introduced.
While the game is being sunset, Gun Media has heavily discounted the Friday the 13th game on all platforms. Fans who wish to support the developer will be able to buy the game for just $4.99 with DLC priced at $0.99.
Friday the 13th: The Game is designed first and foremost as a multiplayer experience. However, Gun Media has included a number of single player options including scenario missions and the Virtual Cabin mode.
“We will continue to offer the title and content at that price point right up until it is removed from digital/physical storefronts on December 31st, 2023,” Gun Media said. “We would like to thank our community for the dedication they've shown to Friday the 13th: The Game and Gun Interactive as a whole, and we are happy the game will live on awhile longer and continue to be enjoyed by anyone owning the game already.”
Gun Media is currently hard at work on a new asymmetric horror game: Texas Chain Saw Massacre. While different from the Friday the 13th game, it seems to be acting as a sort of spiritual successor.
Friday the 13th: The Game is currently available on PC, PS4/5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and Nintendo Switch consoles. A new game based on the IP is currently in development.