Friday the 13th: The Game‘s engine upgrade is just a few months away now, according to Gun Media community lead ShiftySamurai.
In a forum post, it was announced that the aim is to have the upgrade to the latest version of Unreal Engine ready for April at the earliest. However, in order to achieve this, there will be no more regular updates for the game before then.
“Upgrading the engine means touching every piece of content in the game, updating new content that is being created, and needing to retest all core features and gameplay balance to make sure they are not affected,” the post explained. “With the release of the latest balance and bug fix patches, we’re now able to transition the full team to working on this upgrade. We will be posting regular news updates on our fixes as well as our plans for future changes throughout this process.”
Updating the engine will offer physics improvements, better performance on all platforms, and will fix a number of long-standing bugs.
The post also mentions that the engine upgrade is a critical part of getting dedicated servers up and running on consoles, meaning that this feature will have to wait until after the upgrade has been completed.
Finally, all content after Jason Part V and the Pinehurst map on the roadmap released last year is being delayed until after the upgrade is completed.