Since its release, Friday The 13th has been a multiplayer game with gamers playing as frightened teens or Jason the killer. Gun Media, who developed the title, has now announced in a video that there going to be single player challenges added to the title at no additional cost. The challenges will be added as an update at a yet to be announced date. The footage revealed so far is still a work in progress so we know it might not be just around the corner.
The video features the tutorial level of the single-player experience. If the tutorial is any indication players will only play as Jason in the single-player experience. In the tutorial we see Jason identifying his two victims early and eavesdropping on them to learn their plans. By doing so he earns extra “stocker” bonus points. Jason waits for each of the two victims to separate themselves, leaving them in a vulnerable position. He then uses the environment to deliver specific kills based on what he has at hand.
During the tutorial in Friday The 13th’s single player, Jason receives direction from his mother Pamela Voorhees. As fans of the series will know, Mrs. Voorhees is actually the driving force behind the original murderous sprees at Camp Crystal Lake. Jason takes over from his mother only in the second film.
Little else is known about the single player challenges than it is being worked on by Gun Media. Therefore we still don’t know about timing for the new mode or how many levels or challenges there may be. The Nerd Stash gave Friday The 13th three out of five stars, citing the game, “is a fun dive into the horror franchise. You’ll easily find yourself gripping your controller as you try to escape the murderous Jason Vorhees or kill those counselors trying to escape. The lack of dedicated servers, no single player and potential wait times may not be everyone’s cup of tea. ”
With the addition of a single player mode, perhaps the game will be even higher regarded.