While Friday the 13th: The Game was set to launch in the Fall of this year, the developers have announced that that will no longer be the case. The game has now been pushed back to a Spring 2017 release, though the developer has some pretty solid reasons for deciding to delay the game.
Through a new Kickstarter update developer Gun Media revealed that they will be adding a story campaign and AI bots to the game, which is a big reason for the delay. They said the following:
“While the addition of Single Player and AI Bots means a bigger game for all, they also mean a delay from a Fall 2016 release window to a new launch window scheduled for Spring 2017. Gun Media and IllFonic will use the time to lay down the groundwork for the single player experience while continuing development of the multiplayer portion with additional content.”
What’s interesting here is that, despite the delay, the single player campaign won’t be launching with the game. Instead, it is currently slated for a Summer 2017 release along with the offline AI bots. You can check out the Kickstarter update by clicking right here.
Friday the 13th: The Game is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.