Despite Gun Media and Illfonic recently announcing that all future content updates for Friday the 13th: The Game have ended, players can still get a taste of one of the maps that was intended to arrive this month.
The official Facebook page for Friday the 13th: The Game France has shared a 23-minute walkthrough of the Grendel Space Station, which was one of the most anticipated maps planned for the survival horror game. Inspired by the film Jason X, players were going to have the chance to explore the futuristic space setting and avoid the cybernetic version of the killer, Uber Jason. Check out the video below for a look at the map that will never make it into the game.
While it offers a comprehensive look at the area, it appears the leaked footage does not represent a finished version of Grendel. Many of the textures aren’t polished, and set pieces from other areas are used as placeholders, including wooden doors and wardrobes from the Camp Crystal Lake maps. However, fans can get a pretty good idea of what the space station had to offer, such as the holodeck area from Jason X, where the movie’s survivors were able to create holograms to distract Jason. Sadly, Uber Jason wasn’t a part of the preview, but interested players can see him in action through hacked versions of the game that previously made the rounds online.
For those out of the loop on why the developers decided to stop producing content for the game, it all came down to a long-running legal dispute. Last year, the original film’s screenwriter, Victor Miller, filed a lawsuit against producer and director Sean Cunningham to gain the rights to the horror franchise. At the time, Gun Media believed its game would not be affected. However, in June 2018, the developer announced there would be no future content updates.
Many fans held out hope that new areas, characters, and general updates would resume once the lawsuit was settled, but Gun Media recently confirmed that isn’t a possibility. Instead, it will continue to provide bug fixes and server maintenance for players, which means the game isn’t completely dead and buried.
Friday the 13th: The Game is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.