Just when you think that nothing can kill Jason Voorhees, a dispute between the creators of “Friday the 13th: The Game” and creator of “Friday the 13th” the movie may spell trouble for the Crystal Lake Slasher. Over the course of a few weeks, Gun Media has been in a legal dispute with Sean S. Cunningham and Victor Miller, the director and writer of the original 1980 film. The dispute is preventing Gun Media from releasing any additional DLC content for the game. Wes Keltner, Gun Media founder and president, put up a post that confirmed that all future DLC additions has been effectively canceled. This is a real blow to the company since they have worked hard on creating the content only for it to never see the light of day. Keltner has said that while none of their future plans will ever come to fruition, Gun Media will still support their game with bug fixes and online playability. The development team has considered the idea of having non-canon material added to the game but that, too, is a no-go since the dispute affects the game entirely.
This is truly unfortunate since Friday the 13th: The Game had a successful crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Thankfully, Gun Media will continue to keep the game up and running for the moment.
Friday the 13th: The Game was developed by IllFonic, and published by Gun Media. It was first released in digital form on May 26, 2017 and later released on October 13, 2017 as a physical release for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It is based on the movie franchise of the same name.