Looks Like It’s Bye Bye Jason As Friday The 13th: The Game Starts To Wind Down

Bye bye.
Bye bye. Gun Media

Friday the 13th: The Game announced that a new patch is arriving this November. However, this isn't a patch to get too excited about. There’s not going to be any new content in this update, as this new patch is going to be the game’s final one. What’s the patch all about then? It’s going to decommission the dedicated servers.

This was revealed in a forum post by Lead Community Developer Matt Shotcha, who started with a rather ominous “All things must come to an end.” Once the dedicated servers are decommissioned, Friday the 13th: The Game is going to go back to peer to peer matchmaking for Quick Play lobbies. Shotcha did say that the Database Servers are going to stay active and continue to house all player progression and unlocks, which means “users can continue to play Friday the 13th: The Game via peer to peer Quick Play and Private Matches.”

It’s not just playing Friday the 13th: The Game online, though, as the official forums are going to be archived in a locked state. At the very least, players can still use the forums to reference information that lives on the various boards. When it comes to the online presence for Friday the 13th as well as official channels, Shotcha revealed that they’re going to “be switching to a more minimal approach, keeping our social media channels active for any necessary announcements only.”

Shotcha added that Friday the 13th is still going to be available for sale and continue to get “the full support of JasonKillsBugs.com as a resource for troubleshooting.” The team has also decided to keep the Double XP, CP, and Tape Drop Rates that were introduced at the start of the pandemic active indefinitely.

Shotcha ended his post by saying that the entire team thanks all the players and fans that made Friday the 13th: The Game what it is and that while “this news is hard to hear, despite being inevitable,” he went on to say that they “appreciate each and every one.”

Friday the 13th: The Game was developed by Gun Media, and its troubles started with a copyright dispute which later resulted in DLC plans being cancelled. Back in 2018, none other than Gun Media founder Wes Keltner announced in a post that there was no way they could add new content and that “development on games can’t just pause indefinitely and pick back up again.” Hopefully we won’t see the same thing happen with other games that are based on shows or movies.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you bummed to see dedicated servers for Friday the 13th: The Game getting shut down? Will you still play after the update? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Join the Discussion
Top Stories