Players frustrated with the Friday The 13th: The Game‘s stability and performance issues with the servers will be pleased to know that Gun Media have listened, and in a forum post last night, have confirmed that they will be moving towards a solution in April for PlayStation 4 and XBox One users.
A quick recap: In October 2017, developer IllFonic and publisher Gun Media announced that they would be upgrading the game to a newer version of the Unreal Engine. The results of the upgrade would allow for dedicated servers for consoles, as well as improve things such as physics, performance and provide “[f]ixes for long standing issues that will be automatically resolved by moving to the new engine version”.
The big thing is the dedicated servers, which would provide the much-requested stability for multiplayer. There is, unfortunately, no timeframe for these servers actually being released, and would not be released with the engine upgrade. However, the patch is “a critical component in getting Dedicated Servers functioning on consoles, and is absolutely required for us to get there”. In addition, because of the engine upgrade, after the release of Part 5 Jason and Pinehurst, Gun Media will be halting regular game updates from the November roadmap until things for the dedicated servers are in place.
It’s a minor price to pay for the needed stability.