As most fans of Friday the 13th know, the franchise is in an ongoing legal battle between Sean Cunningham, director of the original Friday the 13th, and Victor Miller, writer of the film. This has put a temporary hold on the Friday the 13th franchise altogether...including Friday the 13th: The Game. This has halted all content updates for the game.
Fans have been wondering if this is really the final nail in the coffin for new content and sadly it seems so...Gun Media’s Wes Keltner has announced this morning, stating that this will be the end of content for the game...
“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.”
Well isn't that just some shitty news... this means we'll probably never get to slay counselors in space as Uber Jason.