First Look: Engine Update Gameplay

We are happy to show this First Look at our game engine upgrade coming to Friday the 13th: The Game in the next game update.


  1. Dave Microwaves Animations

    It’s about damn time!

  2. where is the update ?

  3. We want PARANOIA

  4. Oh great, now i cant see shit. thanks guys.

  5. What’s different??

  6. Looks the same to me, but darker

  7. Downyfabricsoftener

    Is it just me, or does anyone barely notice a difference besides it being darker?

  8. It’s just darker lmao

  9. You got the shadows and rain effect down good but the graphics are going to need a major overhaul as well at least fine tune then a bit better

  10. Am I tripping or did they just make it darker and up the saturation

  11. Here’s a copy of the Forum post for you guys:

    “Hello Friday the 13th: The Game players and fans,

    As many of you are aware, we have been targeting an April release for the next major update to Friday the 13th: The Game since our announcement that the game would be moving to an updated version of the Unreal game engine. We have known that hitting a date in April was ambitious, and a best case scenario, but we believe that people should strive for their best.

    Today we have been forced to accept that the update will not be able to be released in April. The update is shaping up nicely, but there are still a few issues that we need to iron out to ensure the best gameplay experience for our players, and we still need to pass the patch through console certification. Our goal is to make sure the work is done right, and that meant we needed some extra time with it.

    Why didn’t you release on Friday the 13th of April?
    This update has been a massive endeavor. The game engine upgrade alone means that the team at IllFonic has had to go over every system in the game and check, tweak, or recreate it. They have been doing amazing work at an intense pace throughout the update process. We are incredibly proud of their progress and everyone at Illfonic and Gun are anxious to get the update out and into the hands of our players. However, setting a hard release date, with the amount of features and upgrades included, would have only served to undermine IllFonic’s work for the sake of hitting a specific day. The game, and our players, would have suffered from it.

    When is the update coming?
    We are in the later stages of finalizing, but we are not yet at a place in the process where we can state a specific date with certainty. All of our major reworks and new features – updated game engine, Single Player Challenges, Victoria, Bot AI Improvements, Weapon Switching, Legendary Perks, etc. – are in place in our development builds. However, we are at least weeks away from release, and if major issues are found we will work to solve them before release. What we do know is that there is no longer a possibility of hitting a release date in April, and we felt that we should let Friday the 13th: The Game players know.

    Why is it taking so long?
    This is, by far, the largest technical update to release for Friday the 13th: The Game. In addition to the implementation of our new and reworked major features, everything in the game needed to be checked over due to the engine revision change. That said, we realize that our players are used to an update every month or two, and we understand the disappointment of the update not being released in April.

    What is “done”?
    Every piece of “Thursday News” that we have released since February 9th, 2018 is finalized in the update. The engine upgrade is complete (there’s a comparison video lower in this post), Single Player Challengers are finished, as are Weapon Swapping, Keybinding, the altered Jason Grab, Legendary Perks, AI Improvements, the Salt Mines, Part 7 Jason rework, and Victoria Sterling. All of these features are in our development builds and are working well. Right now, we’re buttoning up the build.

    Are you going to “surprise drop” this update?
    No, the next update is a massive milestone for us and we will not be silent about its release date. We will be releasing communications about the update’s release before it comes out, and we will communicate the date as soon as it is certain.”

  12. I see swapped weapons 2:00 ?

  13. missing content for monitors, such as more clothing, and deaths for each of the Jason

  14. This may just be me but it seems like the lighting got dimmed and that’s it.

  15. im super hype for single player challenge and weapon swap also the jason x map

  16. Welp, we now have a darker yet not spookier atmosphere ??

  17. Napcitycell Gaming

    Update is delayed. No biggie. We can wait. This comparison doesn’t do it justice. The opening intro just looks darker…

  18. lol april fools

  19. The lighting looks great! I gotta get me this game

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