As we all are aware of the lawsuit surrounding the Friday the 13th franchise, it seems now it has also hit the game we have all grown to love over the course of time. In a forum post by Wes Keltner, a video game designer for the popular game Friday the 13th explains how the lawsuit will affect the game going forward.
As you can see, it’s not good news. It appears the lawsuit is stopping any project using the Friday the 13th intellectual property. What this means is the game as we know it will can continue on but anything new added to it from different Jason characters, different counselors, to even a simple tree cannot happen. This means that the game we have now is the game that will remain forever.
When asked if they would continue with content if the case was ruled one Wes answers that with a “no” and an explanation. He says continuing to build content on the possibility of a ruling in the game’s favor and not even knowing a possible timeframe when that could happen would simply be bad business, a waste of money and resources more or less. That is completely understandable and quite saddening that this game that they’ve worked so hard on over the years can simply be put on hiatus over what could end up being considered a frivolous lawsuit.
Wes did confirm what they would be allowed to do going forward. He did state that they can only focus on the console dedicated servers, bug fixes, and maintenance. Yup, that’s it. That is really not what anyone wanted to hear but definitely what we needed to know. I do have to give props to the studio and to Wes for conveying this to the rest of us in such a straight-forward manner.
What do you guys make of this? Will you still continue to play the game even without new content coming? I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject down below in the comments.Follow Us On Social Media
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