I’ve never been a huge fan of video games; for me, Tony Hawks Pro Skater on Playstation was the apex of gaming, and I haven’t done much to revisit that digital realm since the 1990s. But as a Horror Freak, I just can’t help but sit mystified by the constant news and demos that have emerged for Friday the 13th: The Game over the past year +. We last reported on the upcoming game from Gun Media last September. To recap:
Per GameZone.com: In Friday the 13th: The Game, one player takes control of Jason Voorhees while the seven remaining players take control of camp counselors attempting to survive Jason’s murder spree. The recently released PAX West footage shows off a number of Jason’s brutal kills that range from stomps, to fire, to head explosions… and so much more.
Back then, Friday the 13th: The Game had an October 2017 soft-release date, but obviously that did not come to fruition. So what’s the current status of the game? Gun Media Studio Head Wes Keltner gave a lengthy update in the Friday the 13th: The Game Forum yesterday. Here’s the skinny on the lack of release date:
The only reason you haven’t seen a release date is because we have to pass console certification. Let me explain what that means. Once we have a candidate (feature and content complete) we have to send a build to Sony and Microsoft. Their internal teams test the game against a very intense checklist to make sure we pass. We have some details on how this process is “graded” but we don’t have everything they check against. Additionally, each territory has different guidelines. Let’s just look at Sony. There’s SCEA, SCEE, SCEJ and Sony Asia. Each of these territories has a different rule book and we don’t have access to all of these. So, to a certain degree, we go at this a little blind. What passes in North America, may not pass in Japan for example.
So hang tight, gaming fans. It’s complicated! You can read Keltner’s entire post, HERE.
Those who have been looking forward to Friday the 13th: The Game can keep the excitement alive by viewing the awesome demos below.
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