Friday the 13th: The Game has had a considerably troubled launch. There have been critical points with the servers, marring what many agree is a strong multiplayer horror recreation. But maybe worst of all, annoyed followers have pressured a press release from Gun Media head Wes Keltner in regards to the studio’s choice to provide out press keys to streamers and YouTubers.
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It’s a tricky situation to debate, just because each side of the argument are straightforward to sympathize with. On the one hand, you’ve gotten the followers who funded to the challenge. They’ve waited a 12 months and a half solely to see some random streamer get their palms on it first. Then you’ve gotten the studio, who’ve each proper to publicise their product to one of the best of their potential.
Keltner took to the sport’s boards to elucidate his aspect of the story. He begins by declaring that “the world of video game journalism shifted BIG TIME over the last few years. Content creators on Youtube and streamers on Twitch, garner audiences that rival press outlets.” he then goes on to justify his choice by including “content creators and streamers create a direct avenue to new audiences. New audiences lead to potential new sales. New sales mean both full servers AND revenue to keep the servers going…You could have a great game, but if no one knows about it, it doesn’t last long. Servers close…content dries up…games die.” He finishes off by saying “I’m sorry if you’re upset about this, but I’m doing what I think is best for the future of this title.”
Response to the submit has been cut up proper down the center. One dissatisfied fan challenged the legitimacy of Keltner’s claims, stating “it doesn’t matter if your intent was ‘not about showing favoritism’ , its what you did.” On the opposite hand, some followers questioned why folks have been even turning into disgruntled, with one commenter exclaiming “I can’t believe people are complaining about this…the game isn’t even launched and already people are already itching to find silly things to get disgruntled about.”
Friday the 13th: the Game got here out on May 26 and allows as much as eight folks to play collectively, with one taking the function of iconic ski-masked assassin, Jason Voorhees. You can seize it on Steam for $39.99/£29.99 or take a look at Wes Keltner’s submit over on the F13 forums.