This month, Friday the 13th: The Game will be receiving its final update. Announced on the game’s official forum website, Matt Shotcha, Friday the 13th‘s lead community developer, announced that the final patch will fix “a long list of player issues, and finalized patch notes will be made available a week prior to the update going live. Furthermore, the official forums for the game will be archived in a locked state,” and game’s socials will be “switching to a more minimal approach, keeping our social media channels active for any necessary announcements only.”
Along with several fixes and changes to the game, Friday the 13th‘s dedicated servers will be shutting down, though you’ll still be able to play online matches with others. In a tweet from the game’s co-creator, Wes Keltner, the team at Gun Interactive “fought to keep dedicated servers for as long as possible,” but they felt “this day was coming.” While the game will no longer receive updates, it will still be made available for purchase from your retailer of choice.
We fought to keep dedicated servers for as long as possible, but I think we all felt this day was coming. Doesn’t make it any easier, though. To the strangers that became friends, to the bonds forged at camp, and the Chad’s thrown through a window, we appreciate all of you. <3 https://t.co/hZcxMbPThN
— WesKeltner (@weskeltner) November 3, 2020
Announced back in 2015, Friday the 13th: The Video Game was funded through Kickstarter and eventually released in 2017.