Survival horror enthusiasts just couldn’t wait to get their hands on the new Friday The 13th: The Game. Unfortunately, they won’t get their wish on Halloween, and not even Christmas. Because of an extended development plan, Gun Media has pushed the launch date to Spring 2017.
Now there’s a good reason for that, as developers IllFonic and Gun Media will take their time to add the much requested offline single player mode, which fans have been requesting for a while. Friday the 13th: The Game has entered production with the help of a Kickstarter campaign that helped it reach the initial goal of $700,000.
However, it was primarily thought as a multiplayer game. In order for it to get a single player mode, it would have been necessary for the funding to reach the stretch goal of $1.625 million. However, since the end of 2015, Gun Media was able to secure the funds.
While no one is happy about the delay, the developers are taking their time to properly develop the AI bots necessary for playing the game offline Tommy Jarvis, which many fans of the series will remember from Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, will also be developed as a playable character in the game.
While the final multiplayer version of the game will be released in Spring 2017, the single player will be added as late as Summer 2017.
There is good news for those who have donated during the Kickstarter campaign, and for the ones who pre-ordered the game. Gun Media will still open the Beta version of the multiplayer to them. Each player will also be given four additional Beta keys, to invite other friends online.
Friday The 13th: The Game will be an asymmetrical multiplayer game four a maximum of 8 players. While one of them gets to be infamous supernatural zombie murderer, Jason Voorhees, the other players assign the roles of Crystal Lake camp counselors, that try to escape from the maniac.
Utilizing the Unreal Engine 4, players controlling Jason will be able to exercise their murdering creativity, in brutal ways that stay true to the original slasher franchise. The villain can be defeated by the other players, but it comes with difficulty and a lot of teamwork.
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