Chances are you heard about Friday the 13th: The Game even if you’re not a fan of the horror movie franchise. This video game quickly gained popularity online with friends gathering together and attempting to complete the survival rounds from the ever-lurking Jason to being Jason himself and seeking out the other players located around the camp. At any rate, the video game essentially came to an early end due to a legality issue.
We won’t get into the full details about the legal issue as it’s been spread around online since it first came into the attention of developers working on the title. Regardless, it’s been a while now since the legal issue was first announced so for some gamers who are still finding time to spend within the title, it’s curious as to the fate of this title.
As it stands right now, it doesn’t look all that great as developers are not able to create anything new per se. Instead, they are allowed the ability to maintain the title and provide bug fixes. But for those who want new levels, costumes, and content, you may be waiting for a while.
Recently a new post on the official Friday the 13th: The Game forums helped detail some of the issues still going on. For instance, it was noted that the developers are still unable to create new content which includes the leaked footage of a DLC update the developers were working on prior to the legal action taken against them.
The entire license is currently under a legal microscope. We wish this was a more clear-cut, black and white scenario, but it is not. There is a lot of gray. We hope that in the near future more legal clarity will occur, but this is not Gun’s call. As mentioned previously, at this time we can not add any new content, regardless of where the content falls within the F13 canon (Uber Jason for example).
While Uber Jason appeared to be close to being finished, there was still remaining work that needs to be completed in order to finish him. When we got word to stop, we stopped. There were clothing packs and kill packs that were also nearly complete. However, the Grendel map still had months of work to go. When this content was leaked, we were under 50% complete. It is not likely that Grendel will ever see the light of day.
From the looks of things, we’re at a standstill with no progress being made on either side. At any rate, we’ll continue to monitor the story and update with the latest.