If you’re among those who like to pick up a horror game from time to time, you might already know that support for Friday the 13th: The Game is ending. Developers from IllFonic announced that the game will receive its final patch later this month and will shut down the game’s dedicated servers.
However, many of you think that this will be the end of the legend, shouldn’t worry too much. The new patch has a new peer-to-peer connection implementation, meaning that you will still be able to kill your friends online, however, matchmaking as it was will not exist. Essentially, that means that Friday the 13th: The Game will only be playable only via quick play and private matches. And to be honest, we always thought that most of the players playing this game played that way too… The more you know.
As for the rest of the game’s bits such as the official website, forums, and bug tracker, IllFonic decided to keep them available. The forum will remain readable, meaning that all the guides and data created over the years by the players will remain intact. However posting new posts will be locked, so IllFonic won’t need to moderate that bit. Another huge news is that bug tracker website Jasonkillsbugs.com will remain active at least for the time being. While we shouldn’t wait for any major fixes or overhauls in the near future, developers might want to release another patch fixing some of the game’s bugs in 5 or 10 years. Who knows…
In any case, while Friday the 13th: The Game is going away, it won’t be forgotten by its community. The game will live on in many player’s memories. We’re sure that some weird horror-themed LAN parties, especially prior to Halloween, will dust it off and take it out for a spin.
Be sure to add it to your classic collection if you haven’t already! We have a good price for it.