The asymmetrical multiplayer game based on the film series of the same name, Friday The 13th: The Game, will no longer be available for sale at the end of the year due to the expiration of the license. Over the years, the game has had several setbacks, such as the dispute between the producer and the writer of the original film in 2018, which led to the cancellation of DLC plans by publisher Gun Media. In 2020, the game’s dedicated servers were phased out, but online play continued via peer-to-peer matchmaking.
Gun Media announced on Twitter that Friday the 13th: The Game will be withdrawn from sale. The publisher wrote: “Our license for Friday The 13th will expire on December 31, 2023.” After that date, the game will not be available for purchase in digital or physical format. The game will still be playable, however, as Gun Media stated that it will “continue to work until at least December 31, 2024” for owners.
In view of the imminent retirement of the game, the publisher has decided to reduce the prices of Friday The 13th. The base game has gone from $14.99 to $4.99, and all DLC is now priced at $0.99 each.
— Friday The 13th Game (@Friday13thGame) June 8, 2023
It’s sad to see Friday The 13th: The Game, a game that has been very good, come to an end like this.