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Developer Previews Single Player Mode for ‘Friday the 13th: The Game’

early storyboard panel for single-player mode

As much as we’re personally loving Gun Media and Illfonic’s Friday the 13th: The Game, we understand that many players just aren’t digging the fact that it’s exclusively multi-player at the moment. The game can only be played with others (either friends in private matches or strangers in public matches), which is a turn off for gamers who prefer single-player action.

But have no fear, because a single-player mode is coming soon.

Last we heard, Friday the 13th: The Game’s single-player option will be slashing its way into our lives at some point this summer, and Gun Media’s Wes Keltner just previewed the hotly-anticipated mode over on Twitter. What can you expect from it and how will it differ from the multi-player gaming available now?

@weskeltner tweeted today…

Think about the game like a film:

Multi-player starts at reel 4. Eeveryone knows Jason is there.

Single-player starts at reel 1. All victims have no idea.

Those who have been playing the game know that the current multi-player mode begins with a cut-scene of Jason attacking the chosen location and killing off a counselor; from there, players are immediately thrust into a situation where they have to try and survive the night. What Keltner is saying here is that the single-player mode will be different in that the gameplay will start BEFORE Jason has made his presence known.

Keltner also noted on Twitter that more maps are in the works!



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95 Comments
  • I hope the story mode is something I can play for hours and hours.

    • Tony Harley

      Imagine it’s only 2-3 hours

      • darklordofgorgoroth

        Who cares? Survival horror in single player mode is what the genre is all about. Maybe it would be cool to play as Jason afterwards, but that instantly flips the genre of the game into action!

        • The Drucifer

          It’s Jason from the start. This was an after thought when they got a little
          More funding. My hope is that they just keep adding to it, more missions, locations, etc.

    • The Drucifer

      It isn’t a story mode. It’s a hitman style bot mode.

      • Ocelot006 .

        All that is confirmed is that it is similar to Hitman. There’s no confirmation that it isn’t a story mode.

        • The Drucifer

          I’m not holding my breath. I’d love a story mode and maybe with the sales being fairly good they have the funds for it, but I dunno if I’d want an after thought story mode made in less than a year.

          • Ocelot006 .

            Well the storyboard is from eighteen months ago so it would appear that they’ve been working on it for more than a year.

          • The Drucifer

            Oh shit. I remember when they announced single player last fall…crafty bastards. Do you think it was maybe thought of as dlc before they decided to add it to the main game?

  • Christopher Nickerson

    Now only if they could provide a multi-player mode that didn’t crash constantly or end when the host quits because Jason killed them, and everyone loses their exp

    • The Drucifer

      They are working on host migration.

    • Brandon MisterJuicy Alexander

      you dont lose xp if host quits, you just dont get the bonus for finishing a match….because, well, you didnt.

  • Daytime maps? Hmm… Act 1 in the earlier films usually takes place during the day

    • dangerzone79

      I’ve been saying this since launch. Daytime, winter/snow, rainy, foggy so it hides locations on map & other counselors, there are so many places they can (and i think WILL) take this game.

  • Khy

    Woooo! Yaaass bitch

  • We need more maps, game modes, characters and weapons.

    • 8-bit Jason

      We will get all that in due time. We gotta be patient, they’re a small team with limited resources.

  • Jimmy Black

    If Alien Isolation was re-skinned with Jason instead of the Xenomorph, the station as various camps and forest areas, and the other NPC’s as counsellors, police etc – that would be the ultimate F13 single player experience.

    From what I’ve watched of the multiplayer game, and I’ve watched a lot – I just don’t see how they can incorporate a fun single player mode… It would have to totally be on rails. Still, can always hope!

    • Flu-Like Symptoms

      Though I love the game the way it is, re-skinning AI with Jason/Crystal Lake would be epic.

    • Jay Trotter

      I Agree,The campers look like they’re from the chicken robot universe!

      • John Connor

        Haha That’s where I saw that jock guy’s shocked face before.

    • John Connor

      Or just modify the space station to be Jason X.

  • Buk Lau

    Make horror games great again.

    • Travis_Bickle

      Trump doesn’t deserve this game

      • Buk Lau

        Can he hold a controller with such small hands?

  • Travis_Bickle

    Hell yes!! I am SO STOKED! I am still playing this until my eyes bleed

  • Fuzz

    Alright alright alright

  • 8-bit Jason

    I am totally aware of its flaws but damn, I love the game! I can feel it everyday, burning itself deeper and deeper into my gamer memory. Such a beautiful, unpolished gem!

  • Rick Belgarde

    this is something I’ve wanted since 2004, an open world Friday The 13th game where the player can play as Jason, I’m so psyched for the single-player mode 😀

    • Necro

      Hell yeah! 110% agree!

    • The Drucifer

      It probably won’t be any of those things outside of the playable Jason.

  • Necro

    Cool now this is what I’ve been waiting for!

  • Alex

    Yes! I can’t wait! hopefully it comes out really soon

  • Agent HUNK

    yes!

  • Michaelantern

    Great news! This is really the only reason I bought the game to begin with.

  • darklordofgorgoroth

    Survival Horror games are meant to be single player, or else it becomes action. Even choosing to play as Jason turns the game into an action game..

    • jsmoltz29

      This guy gets it

  • Ken Huber

    Some serious stealth action in the vain of Manhunt would be nice. I remember originally playing Manhunt and thinking at the time it would be the closest I would ever get to having a Friday the 13th game were you played the killer. Until you noticed how weak you were in and actual fight. I hope it delivers as good as the multiplayer has so far.

    • Curt Rogers

      You missed out on Naughty Bear. Basically, you’re murdering the hell out of a bunch of teddy bears. If it weren’t stuffing flying everywhere, the game would have definitely been rated M. It gets really over the top violent, and is a lot of fun.

  • Genaro Lopez

    I need single player! Casual player here. Don’t have the time to reach level 500 or whatever. This can’t come soon enough! Any other casual players out there? Maybe we can uh…casually play the game.

    • Jason Bogle

      Level cap is currently lvl 101, I started playing for the first time this past Friday and am already at level 33. Granted it was double XP weekend and I no-lifed the hell out of the game pulling 3 all-nighters in a row all weekend.

    • Brandon MisterJuicy Alexander

      im only like level 20 or so, and i regularly “win”, both with jason and with counselors.

      dont let levels discourage you.
      my third game, a bunch of us actually killed jason.

      level does not indicate power, especially as regards jason.

  • Johnny

    Can’t wait. This will be awesome.

  • Libertarius2012

    Here’s hoping you can not only play as a counselor, but as Jason himself.

    • The Drucifer

      I don’t think you’ll be playing as a counselor at all, pretty sure it’s pure Jason.

    • Aeon Mion

      In single player, only Jason will be playable, not counselors.

  • EvilResident

    I want a map with a thunderstorm!!

    • Mac Spoon

      I said this on their Facebook page that they need dynamic weather. How many times in the movies was it windy or thundering, raining, and lightning?

  • Chuck Visger

    im loving this game as wrll tthrre a few more patches it needs as well for xbox but i really like this game i hope they add more counselors as well and maybe a map from freddy vs jason

  • J Jett

    so which system is this single player for? is it PS4 and for regular computers?

    • Aeon Mion

      Single player will be released to all platforms.

  • Aeon Mion

    Releasing an 18 month old piece of concept art, is hardly “previewing single player mode”. The devs still claim it will be released in late summer. But with all the issues they have been dealing with, I would expect delays.

    • Deplorable_Me

      With all of the issues they have been dealing with, this game is still freaking awesome.

    • NJ-JRS

      Definitely delays. I feel bad for anyone who thinks single player is still coming in the summer after the “early 2017” debacle and all of the post-launch issues.

  • chris

    Aaaaaand, now I’ll buy the game!

    • Beyonder

      Why didnt you buy it before?!

      • Curtpertino

        I still want to buy it, but after watching the game so much on Twitch, $40 is steep for what the game has to offer. I believe in the form it is in and the content it has to offer, the game shouldn’t have been anymore than $20-30.

        • NJ-JRS

          Definitely not worth $40. The fanboys don’t realize there’s a difference between how much you enjoy something vs. how much something is worth; they’re not correlated. For what the game consists of it’s def not worth it’s price tag, despite the fact that I do love playing it and have a lot of fun (before it crashes or lags you out)

      • chris

        Not into multiplayer games. I simply prefer gaming by myself.

  • Brandon MisterJuicy Alexander

    this is such a really fun game, guys.
    its a “final 20 minutes of a f13 movie” simulator, and it is smack dead-on perfect for that.

    sure, there are bugs and jerks in the lobbies… but have you been to a grocery store lately? everybody acts that way, not just online.

    swallow your initial disdain, and get this game. you will not regret it if you are a fan of the series.

  • John Connor

    Or take the time and get it right instead of trying to appease spoiled morons.

  • John Connor

    Imagine stuck on a spaceship with a killer on the loose. You and the small crew have to find a way to trick this killer with the various rech on the ship. Then you all accidentally upgrade him. Then you’re all fucked. Then it just gets more fun.

  • Beyonder

    YES! FINALLY! SINGLE PLAYER!

  • I Must Have Power Absolute ™

    I’ll believe it when I see it. So far Gun Media hasn’t done anything to believe they can be trusted. They’ve made bank with the game so far, and yet can’t hire a couple of competent technical developers to fix their bugs and glitches immediately(Packanack lodge roof glitching, couch glitching into walls, the homerun glitch, and thousands of other glitches) and then the issue with memory leaks/crashes on the XB1 issue. Also no Host Migration even though we saw games as early as Call of Duty 4 have Host Migration a decade ago. This is first year freshman class stuff at technical gaming school it is not rocket science, Activision, EA, Ubisoft, Bethesda, Rockstar, etc all have technical developers who can do this quickly so why don’t they? They had an excuse before the game came out, but now that they have money they can hire some people on. This game has sold millions across dozens of countries at a price tag of 40$. That is more money than some AAA games make in their lifetimes in ONE month. This is unacceptable in 2017. They are rolling around in the benjamins laughing all the way to the bank, while their diehards think they are actually working on updating the game.

    • Scott Everett

      Wow you sound like an ungrateful cunt

      • I Must Have Power Absolute ™

        Thanks.

        • agentboolen

          I’m with you. Anytime a online game ends abruptly I too find it annoying. You’d think after this many years of online gaming they’d at least have a way to give people there experience points. This unfortunately happens in more then just this game.

        • NJ-JRS

          It’s not word the battle dude. The fanboys for Gun Media are some of the worst I’ve ever come across in gaming. How anyone can actually argue that people need to be grateful for paying $40 for a broken game is just insane.

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    • Brian McNatt

      Sounds legit to me. I’ve been enjoying watching Let’s Players with this game, but definitely gonna wait a while before getting it myself.

      • I Must Have Power Absolute ™

        I would wait too. PS4 and PC don’t seem to be having the issues though if you have those consoles. For XBOX I would wait until a patch. As I type this I’m literally coming off a match where I was Jason and killed everybody(first time I did that) and was kicked at the end because the host rage quit. No points, badges, or anything counted either since we didn’t make it to the end.

    • Justin Williams

      40 dollars I got the game brand new on PS4 for 10 bucks

      • Kristoffer Groves

        How did you get it for ten bucks?

  • Rohan

    What about a Tommy Jarvis campaign. The more counselors you save, the higher the grade you get. Like all 8 is S, 7 is A, and so on. It would be pretty fun.

  • Ocelot006 .

    I don’t think I can play the game anymore until they fix the Packanack roof and Higgins Haven secret room. Assholes are ruining the game with their cheating.

    • yaboybigdee

      I agree bro. The game is ruined with the glitches. Every lobby I jump in here using a glitch.

    • James Holmes

      I know but that’s why I collect a bunch of knives, anyone who glitches
      I glitch with them infinite knives baby!

      • Ocelot006 .

        Hard to throw knives at the fuckers in the secret Higgins Haven room.

        And at first I thought it was ridiculous that they would be taking 1,000 points off for team killing as at first the only thing I saw were accidents but now I’ve witnessed enough people deliberately team killing that I think they should pretty much lose all points.

  • Chance LeBoeuf

    If they had better developers put the effort into it, always thought a single player campaign in the vein of Alien: Isolation would be a perfect fit with Friday the 13th.

    • Mac Spoon

      I get what you’re saying and not saying you’re wrong, but it was crowd funded. So it was only so much they could do with the resources they could afford.

    • Gluke

      Do you know how the game came to be? The creator of the Friday the 13th series approached Gun Media because he thought a multiplayer game would be more fitting for the series. You need to remember that the game was made by an independent company, and they’re doing the very best they can. To say they aren’t putting enough effort into it is just wrong.

      If you want a story driven single player game, I really think Halloween would be the series to do that with. The lore of Michael Myers has always been much more serious than Jason’s. There’s way more materiel there for a long campaign.

      • Mac Spoon

        I would love a Halloween game that was the likes of Until Dawn.

      • Chance LeBoeuf

        From what I’ve seen and heard, this game has a lot of issues. Quit a bit from a technical standpoint as well. So while I’m not trying to be condescending to a group of indie devs because their resources are more limited, there’s still plenty of indie devs that don’t release games in the state this was in.

        It’s a project that can become become better with patches and whatnot. But you don’t really get points for fixing problems you caused.

  • Munchie

    As much as I was excited for an F13 game for PS4, I have to admit I’m thoroughly disappointed with what I’ve read and seen so far. I don’t care about multiplayer and a single campaign seems like it would certainly have limitations. I’m pleased they at least tried, however. For now, Until Dawn remains the best slasher-esque game for me.

    • Kristoffer Groves

      i was never a multiplayer guy until f13 came out, but i am now. You’ve got to try it out. The great thing is that the pace of gameplay is a little slower than your average fps, so there isn’t as great of a skill gap between veterans and newbs. You won’t be dominated in every game by some 12 year old punk, but you will die over and over.

  • Trav

    I want a single-player campaign that explains what happened to Paul from Part 2. That would immediately make this game put a stamp on the franchise, and answer one of the franchises biggest questions!

    In all seriousness, I’ve heard they will have a simple single-player mode where you are Jason, and the counselors are bots. I’m looking forward to that. Honestly, I’ve only played 3-4 matches as Jason so far, and I need practice. I haven’t been the greatest Jason, so I think the single-player mode might be a good way to practice to be a better Jason.

    • Dan Houser

      Paul is the dead body next to ‘Mother’ in the cabin. Didn’t you notice?

  • Vinnie Vincent’s Dead Dog

    This game is just a buggy mess and the gameplay is unbalanced and to be honest, mostly boring when you’re not Jason. No amount of “but they’re indie developers!” will convince me that this isn’t deserving of the same level of criticism as any other game in the industry.

    • Chris Blanco

      LOL! Unbalanced…. It’s not a competitive game and you obviously don’t understand A-symmetrical balancing. I guess you think counselors should have A 50/50 chance of winning/surviving against Jason? Most people that cry that the game is unbalanced are nothing more than DBD fanbois.
      If you are interested in this game, watch people stream it, instead of listening to people like this. watch people play F13 and watch people play Dead By Daylight. What you will see is, the people playing F13 having ACTUAL fun, laughing and having a good time, you won’t see that with DBD. Enough said.

  • AdamX

    Huzzah, I’m ready to die at least 15 times for every one Jason defeat I manage!

    • Chris Blanco

      That’s the attitude you have to have, to enjoy this game. You have to go into knowing that you have to be damned lucky or damned good to escape.

      • AdamX

        I have that attitude in most games, saves me from breaking my controller!

      • baronterror

        that’s exactly the experience I want. Struggling to survive a night with Jason, or stalk councilers over the course of the night.

  • Soldier

    shit game

    • Luke Augustine

      that’s cause you always die

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