Despite it quickly becoming an out-of-vogue genre [thanks in no small part to the underwhelming release of Evolve], Friday the 13th has soldiered on.
However, that is about to come to an end. Kind of.
“Dedicated Servers for Friday the 13th: The Game will be decommissioned in the upcoming patch, set to roll out this month [November 2020]. What this means is that the game will revert back to peer-to-peer matchmaking for Quick Play lobbies. The Database Servers, however, will stay active and continue to house all player progression and unlocks. [This way] users can continue to play Friday the 13th: The Game via peer-to-peer Quick Play and Private Matches”.
Unlucky for Some…
Whilst it sounds a little convoluted, it basically means the game will remain active for private lobbies. Online multiplayer match-ups will be closed off. Shotcha continued, saying;
“The patch that will go live in November will also be the final patch for Friday the 13th: The Game. The team has been hard at work completing fixes for a long list of issues to include in that final patch. Our community can expect finalised patch notes to be released in the week prior to the patch going live.
The official forums will be archived in a locked state. Players can still reference the information that lives on the various boards. As for the online presence of the game and official channels; we will be switching to a more minimal approach, keeping our social media channels active for any necessary announcements only”.
“Ki ki ki ki, ma ma ma ma”
As the update went live yesterday [10th November], things will start to wind down across the board. For anyone late to the party wanting in on the action, there’s some good news.
Shotcha also noted;
“The game will continue to be available for sale. As such, it will continue to receive the full support of JasonKillsBugs.com as a resource for troubleshooting. Please do continue to use the support site for any assistance needed”.
So, whilst the dedicated servers might start to close down, much like the franchise’s star, Friday the 13th: The Game simply won’t die.