It looks as though we’ve seen the last of Jason as the future of Friday the 13th: The Game looks bleak. The future of all upcoming additions has been cast into doubt owing to a copyright disagreement.
The developers of Friday the 13th: The Game have previously announced that they are currently caught up in a lawsuit battle between the film’s original director, Sean Cunningham, and writer, Victor Miller. As a result, Gun Media is unable to create or sell any further content until the dispute is settled.
However, due to the how fast paced the industry can be, the team has admitted that although production is only on-hold for the moment, development can’t remain suspended indefinitely; new games would inevitably arrive and capture the hearts of us players, soon pushing the horror survival title out of mind. Wes Keltner, studio president, agreed over on the official forum.
“Development on games can’t just pause indefinitely and pick back up again; it doesn’t work that way… we can’t keep building content that may never see the light of day,” he said.
Sadly, the disagreement has been on going for a while now, leaving the studio juggling possible new characters with merely fixing bugs. Now it looks as though we might not see the former at all despite the plans being in place.
So there we have it, perhaps the final nail hammered into Jason’s coffin. Unless an amicable resolution can be agreed upon, obviously. But these things rarely wind up as a happy ever after. A bit like those unlucky counselors.
Are you secretly rooting for the murderer to come up trumps? Or are you glad he’s stepped into a bear trap, of sorts? Fire a cracker into the comments below.
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