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As many Friday the 13th fans are aware, there has been an ongoing legal battle over ownership of the character and property, which has prevented movie development from moving ahead. This legal issue has also impacted Friday the 13th: The Game, according to developer Gun Media, who announced that they will not be able to move forward with new content:
Friday the 13th: The Game has established a loyal and excited fan base over the last year. As publisher/developer, Gun Media and IllFonic have made every effort to provide fans with an authentic and great gaming experience.
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.
Originally, the game fell within the crosshairs of this legal dispute, efforts were made to balance the creation of new content requested by fans against the maintenance and bug fixing. Attempts were made to do both within the limits of the legal case.
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, Gun Media and IllFonic remain committed to launching dedicated servers on their console platforms and providing the continued maintenance and bug fixing important to supporting the 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.