There’s no doubt this news will leave a great number of gamers disappointed. Gun Media and Illfonic, who are bringing Jason’s beautiful carnage to the masses, have announced a delay in release date. Rather than seeing the film go live this fall, we’ll see Friday the 13th the Game pushed back to early 2017.
We know, that’s some depressing news. But there is a silver lining here.
One of the major reasons this one is being delayed is so that designers can craft a far more enjoyable single player campaign. This may look like the kind of game you’ll want to welcome your friends to participate in, but you may also want to spend some time honing your skills with single-player action.
So, on one hand it is a stinker to know we’re going to be waiting another lengthy stretch before the game goes live, but the bugs the creative team is working out should definitely make it an enjoyable affair for those who aren’t compelled to jump online and play against their buddies.
Check out the scoop from the official press release:
After successfully raising over $1M in funding through Kickstarter and BackerKit, as well as taking on additional private investment, it can now be confirmed that Friday the 13th: The Game will be bigger and more robust to give all fans the game we’ve been clamoring after for over 26 years.
While these changes mean a bigger game, they also mean a delay from a Fall 2016 release window to a new launch window scheduled for Early 2017. Gun Media and IllFonic will use the time to lay down the groundwork for the single player experience while continuing development of the multiplayer portion with additional content.
“The first thing people are going to read here is ‘delay,’ says Gun Media studio head and co-creator Wes Keltner. ‘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!”