Friday the 13th: The Game Delayed to Spring 2017



At least it’s not delayed till 2455.

[dropcap size=small]C[/dropcap]reators Gun Media and IllFonic recently announced on their Kickstarter page¬†that Friday the 13th: The Game’s release has been pushed to spring 2017 instead of fall 2016. Though the game has been delayed, it has allowed the creators to add offline play, AI bots, and single-player mode. The decision for the delay came from a compassionate place towards their fans.

On the matter, Gun Media studio head & co-creator Wes Keltner said, “The first thing people are going to read here is ‘delay. We want everyone to be assured that coming to our decision to delay was no easy matter, but we believe that the positives far outweigh the negatives. We’ve been reading day in and day out on our social media feeds that single player and Tommy Jarvis were in such a demand that we couldn’t ignore our fans. After securing funding, we’re here to tell you that it is a reality and we’re making this game even bigger. It sucks that there’s a delay, but the wait won’t be too long and it’s going to offer more for fans in the long-run!”

After that considerate remark, one of the other bits coming out of all this is Tommy Jarvis as a playable character. Tommy Jarvis is the male protagonist from the films Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning and Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. Alongside fan favorite Tommy Jarvis is the announcement of the 3rd playable map of Packanack Lodge from Friday the 13th Part 2.

The beta for Friday the 13th: The Game is set for later this fall, while the multiplayer release is set for spring 2017. The single player release and offline AI bots are set for summer 2017 and if you didn’t back the Kickstarter, the single player isn’t free. The pricing is now $40USD digital and the physical copy will remain priced at $60USD.


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