IllFonic and Gun Media announced this week that their license to the Friday the 13th property will expire at the very end of this year and their 2017 title, Friday the 13th: The Game, will be removed from sale. The game will continue to be playable for anyone who owns it digitally or physically for at least one year after that date. The announcement originally made on Twitter on June 8th follows:
The time has come. Our license for Friday the 13th will expire on December 31st, 2023. On that date, Friday the 13th: The Game will no longer be available for sale, both physically and digitally.
The game will, however, continue to function through at least December 31, 2024, if you already own it. At this time, we’ve made the decision to reduce the price to $4.99 for the base game and $0.99 for each piece of DLC content. We will continue to offer the title and content at that price point right up until it is removed from digital/physical storefronts on December 31st, 2023.
We would like to thank our community for the dedication they’ve shown to Friday the 13th: The Game and Gun Interactive as a whole, and we are happy the game will live on awhile longer and continue to be enjoyed by anyone owning the game already.Friday the 13th: The Game Announcement – June 08, 2023
Previously the game’s dedicated multiplayer servers were retired in November of 2020 and since then players have had to rely on peer-to-peer matchmaking to find online lobbies. This did not impact the game’s player database server though, which is why its DLC will remain on sale until the end of the year; progression, unlocks, and purchased content will continue to be accessible until the very end.
Friday the 13th: The Game is available digitally on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and physically on consoles. Thanks to everyone who pointed out the news on this one. I’ve added the dates to the Watch List calendar and we’ll have a page up on the site later.