Gun Media and IllFonic have announced via a press release on their blog that the most-often requested features to Friday the 13th: The Game will indeed be included within the game; a single player experience and the inclusion of AI bots. The downside is that this also means a delay for the hide and seek murder simulator.
“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!”
On the plus side, as stated above, this means that Gun Media can include Tommy Jarvis as a playable character and Packanack Lodge as a playable map. “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.”
Good news and bad news on your Friday afternoon. While I’m no fan of the series (I’m squeamish and don’t like scary, gory thriller), this game certainly looks like a lot of potential fun and jumps with friends! We’ve been following this game quite a bit in the last few months, and you can learn more here if you want to refresh your memory.