‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ Begins Wind Down Period as License Nears Expiration

Jason Voorhees stands over a victim holding an ax in key art for Friday the 13th: The Game

“Friday the 13th: The Game” is facing a similar fate to “Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle,” which shut down earlier this year due to expired licensing. This week, it was announced that sales of the survival horror video game would be discontinued as of December 31, 2023.

The news isn’t all doom and gloom, though. Players who already own the game will be able to continue to play the game at least through December 31, 2024. If you haven’t purchased or played the game, Gun is offering the game through the end of the year at a discounted rate of $4.99. DLC content is also being discounted at just $0.99 each.

“Friday the 13th: The Game” was released on May 26, 2017, and lets players take on the role of a teen counselor or Jason Voorhees. As counselors, it’s your goal to survive, escape, or somehow take down the infamous camp killer. As Jason, your job is to stalk, ambush, and ultimately kill each counselor.

The game has long been the victim of licensing issues around “Friday the 13th.” Just one year after its launch, the game had to cease creating any new content due to the ongoing legal battle between original “Friday the 13th” director Sean S. Cunningham and screenwriter Victor Miller over rights.

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