Illfonic Abandoning Friday The 13th is '100% Not True,' CEO Says

We reached out the Illfonic and Gun Media to address community concerns that Friday The 13th was being abandoned for a new game.


Earlier today, Eurogamer reported that fans were concerned that Illfonic's announcement of zombie shooter Dead Alliance meant that Friday The 13th's development would be neglected along with the various bugs that need to be addressed. We reached out to Illfonic and Gun Media to get a statement and it looks like there's simply some crossed wires on the origins of Dead Alliance. Illfonic announced that they were working on Dead Alliance back in May and it has a release date set for the end of August. It was originally called Moving Hazard, a game that has been around for over a year, and that should alleviate the majority of concerns for the community. 

Here's the full response from Illfonic's CEO, Chuck Brungardt:

"I wanted to address the concerns that IllFonic has abandoned Friday the 13th: The Game for Dead Alliance. This is 100% not true. Most major and independent studios have multiple teams working on multiple projects at the same time. This is critical for the survival of the studio, especially with the ups and downs with the game industry. Dead Alliance was started way before Friday the 13th: The Game. It was a co-development by Psyop Games and IllFonic then titled Moving Hazard. Psyop Games released Moving Hazard to Steam Early Access well over a year ago and it gained interest from Maximum Games for a console port. We’ve had a team who remained working on what turned into Dead Alliance for consoles that has always been separate from the Friday the 13th: The Game team. IllFonic still remains a small studio to this day but we are growing.

With the recent success of Friday the 13th: The Game we have been increasing our staff on the title. We originally had about 20 internal team members working on Friday the 13th: The Game and are now up to about 30 internal team members. We also have opened a second office that sole purpose is to support development of Friday the 13th: The Game. In addition we are continuing to staff up more team members for continued support of the game. So we assure you, continued support for Friday the 13th: The Game has not been abandoned, in fact, it’s quite the opposite."

Let's hope this means Illfonic will be able to address Friday the 13th's issues in the near future. 

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