On its Kickstarter page, developer Gin Media announced that their upcoming horror-fest, Friday the 13th: The Game has been delayed to 2017.
The game was originally intended to release this year, but a delay means that the studio can now work on a single player mode. Additionally, offline bots can also be added along the multiplayer. The game will be released initially in Spring, with multiplayer maps. The single player, on the other hand, will be released later during the summer. Specific dates haven’t been announced for either launch. Here’s the catch, though. Everyone who has already contributed to the game’s Kickstarter page will get the single player experience for free.
“The first thing people are going to read here is delay,” the announcement said. “We want everyone to be assured that coming to our decision to delay was no easy matter, but we believe that the positives far outweigh the negatives. We’ve been reading day in and day out on our social media feeds that single player and Tommy Jarvis were in such a demand that we couldn’t ignore our fans. After securing funding, we’re here to tell you that it is a reality and we’re making this game [is] even bigger. It sucks that there’s a delay, but the wait won’t be too long, and it’s going to offer more for fans in the long-run.”
You don’t necessarily need to wait to get your hands on the game till next year. People who have backed up Friday the 13th on Kickstarter, or have preordered it, will get access to the beta version of the game this year, along with four additional beta codes that you can share with your friends.
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