Friday the 13th DLC halted for legal reasons

Due to a copyright dispute, Friday the 13th: The Game will not receive DLC for the foreseeable future.

This was announced by publisher Gun Media, who say plans have been cancelled for any future updates and DLC based on the movie series, Friday the 13th. These include ‘Uber Jason’ as well as additional clothing, emotes, a new map and conselors.

This relates to a legal dispute between Victor Miller, the writer of the original film and Sean Cunningham, the director of the movie, in an ongoing case brought forward in 2016.

The case does not relate to the game specifically as it was originally released based on a licensing deal with Cunningham, but as Gun Media put it, the game still falls ‘within the cross-hairs of this legal dispute’.

This is the full statement from Gun Media…

When we originally learned that the game fell within the cross-hairs of this legal dispute, we tried to balance the creation of new content requested by our fans against the maintenance and bug fixing that our community expects and deserves. We attempted to do both within the limits of the legal case.

“ 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.”

More as we get it.

 

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