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I just found this article on bloody-disgusting saying that Friday the 13th game will be getting no more content update which means we will not be getting  Jason X   and the online community on Steam is basically dead so I guess this means the end of the game

 

Legal Claim Brings an Indefinite End to New ‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ Content

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 John Squires

June 11, 2018

As a film franchise, Friday the 13th is in serious limbo right now, with a pressing legal issue preventing any new films from being made. To make a long story short, Victor Miller, the original film’s scriptwriter, claims he wasn’t employed when he wrote the movie and thus is looking to terminate a grant of rights and reclaim ownership of the property. Essentially, Miller’s lawsuit leaves the future of the franchise hanging in the balance, and whether or not he wins the case will determine what happens with the series. For now, it lies dormant.

Sadly, while the legal issues hadn’t been an problem for Friday the 13th: The Game up to this point, that has changed. We’ve just learned that the game’s future is also now uncertain.

Here’s the full e-mail from Gun Media today…

Friday the 13th: The Game has established a loyal and excited fan base over the last year. As publisher/developer, Gun and Illfonic have made every effort to provide our fans with an authentic and great gaming experience.

As many in our community may be aware, a legal claim has been made which could affect all future Friday the 13th intellectual property. Although in the past the game has not been subject to any such claim, new content and material going forward will be affected. An initial decision in this case was expected in October 2017, but no decision has yet been issued. The court review of the legal rights is in process, but final resolution may take some time. Until the claim rights can be dismissed or resolved, no new content can be released.

When we originally learned that the game fell within the crosshairs of this legal dispute, we tried to balance the creation of new content requested by our fans against the maintenance and bug fixing that our community expects and deserves. We attempted to do both within the limits of the legal case.

We’ve now been forced to accept that the lawsuit makes future content for the game, including alternate play modes, new playable Jasons and Counselors, and new maps, unfeasible now or in the future. Although the listed content types will be affected, we remain committed to launching dedicated servers on our console platforms and providing the continued maintenance and bug fixing important to supporting our fan base.

So what does this mean exactly? There will be no additional content added to Friday the 13th: The Game. This includes “Uber Jason”, The Grendel Map, Jason Kill Packs, Clothing, Emotes and new Counselors.

It seems that literally all things Friday the 13th are in a holding pattern at this time, which is a major bummer. Whoever wins, it’s us fans who are losing right about now.

 

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Well that kind of explains why they went for content more than fixes... Really makes a lot of sense. Thanks for sharing.

I expect some sort of announcement/explanation from the devs though. @GunMedia_Ben @ShiftySamurai

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They have released new content since 2017 though with adding Pinehurst and Victoria.... Last week they also released a kill pack. 

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1 minute ago, Brogan322 said:

They have released new content since 2017 though with adding Pinehurst and Victoria.... Last week they also released a kill pack. 

Right, BEFORE the lawsuit changed to include the game...

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Makes sense now why the J2 kill pack dropped so suddenly.

Man, what a week it's been for this game.  

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Well, maybe this is a good thing if this is even true.  Maybe someone from Gun can confirm.  But, maybe all focus can be given to bug fixes and getting this game running smoothly. I'd much rather have that than new stuff that will compound the issues we already have.  

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1 minute ago, ShiftySamurai said:

The press release quoted is a legitimate press release that we sent out.

Dude, you gotta post this stuff yourself, it looks bad when we hear it elsewhere first.

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WTF ?! It's not a fake ?

And why not new counselors or new game mode ?! Counselors are not in movies. And why there is no announce made by Gun here or twitter ?

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I just read this on Bloody Disgusting. I guess the game got pulled into the Miller lawsuit.

Supposedly the Devs released a statement.

Edit: Just saw similar post - either lock or merge.

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Just now, Slasher_Clone said:

Dude, you gotta post this stuff yourself, it looks bad when we hear it elsewhere first.

No kidding.  Glad he at least confirmed it. 

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Most of us are fine with this.

People have been asking them to forget about content and focus on fixes for at least 6 months now.

Nevertheless, can't be surprised this is how we're learning about this. Forget an e-mail to the backers they're failing. Forget posting this to your community before bd did...

I doubt we see many more updates at all, fixes or otherwise.

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Just now, AldermachXI said:

Most of us are fine with this.

People have been asking them to forget about content and focus on fixes for at least 6 months now.

Nevertheless, can't be surprised this is how we're learning about this. Forget an e-mail to the backers they're failing. Forget posting this to your community before bd did...

I doubt we see many more updates at all, fixes or otherwise.

Man, I hope we at least get fixes.  I was hoping to platinum before this game shuts down.  Looks like I may not do that.  I was hopeful that one day this game would run smoothly.  

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Posted (edited)

Victor Miller is not responsible for the huge success of the franchise. IMHO the original is the worst in the series and Jason needs to pay Mr. Miller a visit. How do we get involved? Can we? All I know is

 

 

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I'm fine with no new content.

Just means they can focus all their attention on fixing the games issues  now.

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2 minutes ago, Freddie Mercury said:

I'm fine with no new content.

Just means they can focus all their attention on fixing the games issues  now.

But will they? Unlikely.

And at this point, I can't really blame them. 

Sucks.

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11 minutes ago, ShiftySamurai said:

The press release quoted is a legitimate press release that we sent out.

Thanks for letting us know it’s legit. Obviously it’s disappointing... but can we anticipate a focus on big fixes in for now?

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1 minute ago, Maddogg_8121 said:

Man, I hope we at least get fixes.  I was hoping to platinum before this game shuts down.  Looks like I may not do that.  I was hopeful that one day this game would run smoothly.  

Same. I only have the "Play X rounds as a Jason/Counselor" achievements left. Finally got someone to escort me out on a boat for the 13th time the other day...(Yep. Took that long. Always seemed to wait for an idiot who can't drive a boat and ended up dead.)

Before this whole new engine update, I really would have assumed things would be fairly smooth by the one year anniversary. Instead, this is probably the worst mess of a game I've ever played. At least the worst mess I've tried to endure.

Man they're lucky they have a license we all love so much...

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We will still be fixing bugs and other issues players find in the game, and we are still bringing dedicated servers out for our players on consoles.

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Just now, ShiftySamurai said:

We will still be fixing bugs and other issues players find in the game, and we are still bringing dedicated servers out for our players on consoles.

Update on Xbox patch? Coming soon? Pulled since it broke PC and PS4?

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