Halloween 2016 Woes: Friday The 13th Game Gets Delayed!
Halloween 2016 will be incomplete this year since the Friday the 13th game’s release gets pushed back to next year.
The game’s developers Gun Media have rescheduled the release date to 2017. The Friday the 13th game will be absent this Halloween 2016. The co-creator Wes Keltner gave the following statement on Kickstarter: “Coming to our decision to delay was no easy matter, but we believe that the positives far outweigh the negatives.”
Wes emphasized, “It sucks that there’s a delay.” Keltner added, “But the wait won’t be too long and it’s going to offer more for fans in the long-run!” However, despite the delay, some good news are also there for the game.
According to Engadget, the developers also gave a consolation. The developers announced the addition of a single-player mode for the game. The Friday the 13th game is originally considered as an online multiplayer-only game. Now with the single-player announcement, developers are adding AI bots to the game.
The game garnered some attention since the trailer was released. The game’s premise is an intriguing game of cat and mouse. Players get to be one of the seven survivors at camp crystal lake while one player will play as Jason Vorhees, an unstoppable force capable of dispatching any survivor. Survivors are tasked to survive and hide from Jason. The player who uses Jason Vorhees needs to do what he does best, kill people.
Sadly, even the beta won’t make an appearance this Halloween 2016. The Friday the 13th beta will be dropping by the end of 2016. While the full game is scheduled to release on consoles, the beta is for the PC only. Hopefully, the new single-player addition will make up for the delay.
No further information was given regarding single-player mode other than the AI bots. It is not known yet if the developers will include a story for the single-player mode. Expect more news from Gun Media to come in the months to follow.
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