Gun Media and IllFonic have announced that the upcoming Friday the 13th game will be delayed from its initial Fall 2016 release to Spring 2017.
The reason for the delay is due to a large volume of requests for a single player experience made by those who pre-ordered the game. Up until now, Friday the 13th was solely a survival horror multiplayer game. In addition to the campaign, the game will also include the use of AI bots.
“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…,” the developers explained.
It was also revealed that a beta test is coming this Fall. Those that pre-order or supported the game on Kickstarter will receive four additional beta keys for friends.
The update also announced that Tommy Jarvis will be a playable character in the game. Packanack Lodge was also revealed to be the game’s third map.
Friday the 13th: The Game is planned to release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2017.