Why oh Why!!! Last summer Victor Miller, scriptwriter of the original Friday the 13th film, decided the rights were his and set out to reclaim them, triggering an ongoing legal battle with those who believed otherwise. And thanks to this battle Friday The 13th game was delt so sad news! There will be no additional content added to Friday the 13th: The Game. This includes Uber Jason, The Grendel Map, Jason Kill Packs, Clothing, Emotes and new Counselors. What no UBER JASON!!! The one thing I have been waiting for is now on hold son of a b.....
Gun Media's statement read:
"As many in our community may be aware, a legal claim has been made which could affect all future Friday the 13th intellectual property. Although in the past the game has not been subject to any such claim, new content and material going forward will be affected. An initial decision, in this case, was expected in October 2017, but no decision has yet been issued. The court review of the legal rights is in the process, but final resolution may take some time. Until the claim rights can be dismissed or resolved, no new content can be released.
"When we originally learned that the game fell within the crosshairs of this legal dispute, we tried to balance the creation of new content requested by our fans against the maintenance and bug fixing that our community expects and deserves. We attempted to do both within the limits of the legal case.
"We've now been forced to accept that the lawsuit makes future content for the game, including alternate play modes, new playable Jasons, and Counselors, and new maps, unfeasible now or in the future. Although the listed content types will be affected, we remain committed to launching dedicated servers on our console platforms and providing the continued maintenance and bug fixing important to supporting our fan base.
Oh, greedy Hollywood you are a wonderful beast.
Just wanted to take a moment to say thanks to all the fans and players that are reaching out to the team with kind words. It's a tough day, but hearing the little stories about your experiences with F13...Brings a different tear to my eye. Thank you! <3— F13_Wes (@weskeltner) June 11, 2018