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Friday the 13th game is shutting down due to expired license

Published: 12:41, 09 June 2023
Friday the 13th is shutting down completely
Friday the 13th is shutting down completely

Sad news for multiplayer horror fans occurred as one of the most well-received games in the genre will first be delisted and then shut down.

Friday the 13th franchise continues to persist over the decades but that will not be the case with the video game in the same universe.

IllFonic and Gun Media announced that the game will be delisted and subsequently shut down entirely due to expiring licenses. 

The license expires at the end of 2023, at which point the game will no longer be up for sale physically or digitally. That said, the players will still have some time to enjoy it.

Friday the 13th Twitter page announced it will be playable until at least December 31, 2024, an entire year after being delisted.

Granted, it is not ideal either but the devs and publisher are looking to compensate the newcomers by reducing the game's price to $5 and that of all DLC to $1 a piece.

It is unclear when the pricing will shift as the game was still priced at $15 at the time of writing.

For those not in the loop, this is an asymmetric multiplayer game where up to six players are trying to survive Jason Voorhees' bloodlust. He gains a few abilities to track them down and initiate the slaughter, making it a rather interesting dynamic between the two sides.

The game also offers the chance to play as Jason, which is something IllFonic pioneered. Even though Dead by Daylight existed first, it never managed to secure Jason as one of the killers but at least it now has Nicholas Cage as one of the survivors .


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