The 2017 game Friday the 13th: The Game kicked off a frenzy of licensed horror games with its massive popularity. Now, it looks like that frenzy is over, as the license is running out for IllFonic and Gun Interactive. What exactly does that mean? It means that digital storefronts will no longer have the game available for purchase. It also means you won’t be able to buy new physical game copies after December 31st, 2023.

If you do own the game, it will still continue to function “through at least December 31st, 2024.” Which is also disappointing for an online game to cease functioning like that, but that’s the world we live in. The game is on sale until it’s delisted for $4.99 USD and each other game’s DLC packs are $0.99 each.

We do not know if players can play the game with bots offline after the online servers are shut down. Hopefully, that’s the case, but we can only speculate for now.

Friday the 13th: The Game is available on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Here’s the official Tweet from the game’s Twitter on the news.

There’s a reason why we keep preaching physical forever here at That Hashtag Show because these digital copies of games don’t mean that you actually own the game. Same with movies and music. So keep supporting physical releases everybody.

This might mean that similar games like Evil Dead: The Game and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre might end up going this way at some point. Let’s hope not, for the consumer’s sake.

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