The developers over at Gun Media issued an important update on the future of Friday the 13th: The Game today, announcing that the game’s final patch is on the way this month.
Gun’s lead community developer Matt explained all in a post over on the game’s official forum, writing that “all things must come to an end, eventually.”
He continues, “Dedicated Servers for Friday the 13th: The Game will be decommissioned in the upcoming patch, set to roll out this month, November 2020. What this means is that the game will revert back to peer to peer matchmaking for Quick Play lobbies. The Database Servers, however, will stay active and continue to house all player progression and unlocks, so users can continue to play Friday the 13th: The Game via peer to peer Quick Play and Private Matches.”
“The patch that will go live in November will also be the final patch for Friday the 13th: The Game. The team has been hard at work completing fixes for a long list of player issues to include in that final patch, and the community can expect finalized patch notes to be released in the week prior to the patch going live.”
The good news? You’ll of course still be able to play the game (and purchase it if you haven’t gotten around to that yet), and the team notes that it “will continue to receive the full support of JasonKillsBugs.com as a resource for troubleshooting.”
It was back in 2018 that Friday the 13th: The Game was crippled by the ongoing legal issues plaguing all things Friday the 13th, putting an end to new content. The team has continued to issue patches to fix bugs and maintain the game, but planned content including the “Grendel” spaceship map from Jason X had to be scrapped due to forces beyond Gun’s control.
Friday the 13th: The Game is available on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.