Legal battles between Creators and Production companies are nothing new. It is insane to think after all these years, Companies still have issues with giving Creator rights to individuals. These kind of battles can impact an intellectual property in a multitude of ways. The battle over the creative rights related to the Friday the 13th movie series has now spread to the game. Developer Gun Media has confirmed that any future DLC has been put on hold due to this messy situation.
Sorry for the silence as of recent. It’s been a tough couple weeks, as I’m sure you’re aware. But I wanted to address a few questions that I’ve had sent to me personally, as well as questions we’ve received through the official F13 channels. These questions vary but all have a similar tone/request. “Is there a chance of any content being added to the game if a ruling on the dispute occurs in the near future?” The answer is no.
Development on games can’t just pause indefinitely and pick back up again; it doesn’t work that way. Especially when you have no idea when that future date will occur. We can’t keep building content that may never see the light of day. That’s bad business. I’ve also had questions about adding “non-F13” related content to the game. “Can’t you make a new level or a new counselor that has nothing to do with the films?” We can’t do that either. We can’t add any content, whatsoever. Nada. Not even a new tree or rock. We can only focus on console dedicated servers, bug fixes, and maintenance.
I know this isn’t the news you wanted to hear and I wish the situation were different. But it’s the painful truth. I appreciate your passion and look forward to seeing everyone around camp.
Damn. I know PLENTY of fellow Brahs who love this game and still play it all the time. The teams are still going to do their best to improve servers while maintaining a quality online community.
What do you think, Brah? Are you done with the game or will you continue to slash Camper’s throats?