Following a pretty disastrous start to life filled with bugs, glitches and bad matchmaking, Illfonic and Gun Media’s video game homage to 80’s slasher franchise Friday the 13th is finally beginning to blossom nicely on consoles and PC.
Initially released as a deadly online game of cat and mouse where 7 camp counsellors attempt to evade and escape the clutches of iconic monster Jason Voorhees, Friday the 13th: The Game was always meant to feature a single-player story mode following its release. That story mode was originally scheduled to launch in the summer, which obviously didn’t happen, but it’s still coming, though it will now release episodically.
That’s according to Illfonic, who shared a post on the games Steam page recently stating that the story mode for Friday the 13th: The Game had indeed been delayed and would now release in episodes instead. An excerpt of the post reads: “We are breaking it [story mode] into a number of different experiences that can be released independent of one another. This way as soon as one thing is done we can launch it without having to wait on everything else.”
Illfonic cites bugs as the primary reason for the delay, with Friday the 13th: The Game‘s multiplayer still suffering issues, the developer believes it wouldn’t be right to release single-player content while the core game continues to require work.
Friday the 13th: The Game single-player content is now expected to launch in 2018.