Friday the 13th: The Game Getting Free Update Adding Retro Jason, New Counselor Clothing, and More
Friday the 13th: The Game is getting a slab of free content and a double XP weekend as an apology for the game's plethora of launch issues.
Friday the 13th: The Game launched on May 26th (2017) on PS4, Xbox One, and PC to a considerable amount of anticipation. However, that anticipation was sadly met with a horrible mess of server issues, bugs, and other problems.
Three weeks later, developer IllFonic and publisher Gun Media have announced that in the face of all of the launch issues that plagued the game — which slowly but surely are being rectified — it is dishing out a bunch of add-on content completely on the house.
Gun Media writes:
“You guys broke our expectations and our severs, and we are very thankful for your support and love. Here’s some free stuff to apologize for our rocky launch, and so that you might give us a slight reprieve as we continue to improve and fix!”
Said content includes a free Retro Jason and music courtesy of Mitch Murder, new clothing for counselors, 13,000 Customization Points for everyone, and a Double XP Weekend starting June 23rd and running until June 25th.
For those that don’t know: Friday the 13th: The Game is a survival horror, asymmetrical multiplayer game based on the iconic film franchise of the same name.
The game consists of up to seven players controlling Camp Crystal Lake counselors against one player controlling the menacing Jason Voorhees. The goal of the counselors is simple: escape alive or survive until the time runs out. The goal os Jason is to kill all the counselors.
The game was originally being developed as Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp by IllFonic in mid-2015, but then after some licenses were retained by Gun Media, the game took to Kickstarter (where it was very successful) as Friday the 13th: The Game.
Friday the 13th: The Game is available for $39.99 USD on the previously mentioned platforms. In other recent and related news, the game is getting a single-player mode sometime this summer and was notably the 2nd bestselling game on the North American PlayStation Store in the month of May.
Below, you can check out a new trailer, which accompanied today’s announcement: