Friday the 13th: The Game might be done offering new content, but there’s still one significant feature players have been promised is still in the works. According to the developers, the feature in question—dedicated servers—is finally on the way.
In a recent exchange on Twitter, developers Gun Media and Illfonic revealed the dedicated servers for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be arriving in the “next update for consoles.” It’s unclear when the update will launch, but when it does, players should have smoother matchmaking and less overall lag in matches.
They’ll be in the next update for consoles.
— Friday The 13th Game (@Friday13thGame) September 5, 2018
The development team previously promised the survival horror game’s console versions would receive dedicated servers as part of a graphical update. In April, Gun Media revealed the game would be switching to the Unreal engine, allowing for several graphic and gameplay overhauls, including AI improvements, dynamic lighting, and the aforementioned servers.
However, an ongoing lawsuit between the original Friday the 13th film’s screenwriter and director forced Gun Media to pull the plug on all future content updates. The good news was that even though several exciting updates were pulled, such as the Grendel Space Station map and Uber Jason skin, the developers assured players that dedicated servers would still arrive down the line.
Even with the needed update, though, it will be interesting to see how long Friday the 13th lasts amongst its current die-hard fans. Of course, new players are still welcome to jump into the camp counselor-killing fun. Recently, two definitive editions launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that included all available DLC and a few other real-world goodies, a Jason mask and limited edition game poster.
Friday the 13th: The Game is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Friday the 13th Game on Twitter