Friday The 13th’s Legal Woes Bring An End To The Game Receiving New Content


Normally, we think of Jason Voorhees as having an aversion to water, but it now appears as though his greatest enemy is that of the legal system. Seriously, the horror icon may soon hate lawyers more than the horny teenagers frequenting Camp Crystal Lake.

As you may have heard, the Friday the 13th film franchise has been in legal limbo since last summer, thus prohibiting what would be the thirteenth entry into the series from seeing the light of day. Basically, it’s due to Victor Miller, screenwriter on the original flick from 1980, attempting to terminate a grant of rights and reclaim ownership of the brand.

Despite this unfortunate situation being a reality, fans have at least had the wildly popular video game to cling onto, which often felt like the one remaining bastion of all things Jason. Well, unfortunately, that’s now being snatched from our grasp as well in a sense that no more new content will be made available.

Here’s an excerpt from an email Gun Media sent to Bloody Disgusting that delves into what’s going on:

“We’ve now been forced to accept that the lawsuit makes future content for the game, including alternate play modes, new playable Jasons and Counselors, and new maps, unfeasible now or in the future. Although the listed content types will be affected, we remain committed to launching dedicated servers on our console platforms and providing the continued maintenance and bug fixing important to supporting our fan base.

“So what does this mean exactly? There will be no additional content added to Friday the 13th: The Game. This includes Uber Jason, The Grendel Map, Jason Kill Packs, Clothing, Emotes and new Counselors.”

As you may be aware, Friday the 13th: The Game received new content as recently as May, so this is indeed heartbreaking to learn. Regardless, we’ll keep you posted as the court battle continues – whether news be positive or negative.