In an interview, Gun Media’s creative director Ronnie Hobbs told PCGamesN, “The situation surrounding Friday the 13th was inherently more complicated than it is with Texas.” Hobbs explains that things are entirely different this time because they “are dealing directly with Kim Henkel, the sole owner of the IP. We’ve been working closely with him during the entire process not only from a creative standpoint, but also a legal one. We have been as diligent as possible during this entire experience to ensure things go smoothly.”
Following the launch of Friday the 13th: The Game, Gun Media had a lot of people contacting them “about turning their IP into games.” But after looking through their options, the studio was introduced to Kim Henkel and realized “that both sides had an immense interest in creating a game.” Because of this, they knew that The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was going to be their next game.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Friday The 13th: The Game would be delisted and shut down because the license Gun Media had for Friday the 13th is set to expire at the end of this year, and there are no plans to renew it. But it can still be played until December 31, 2024.
Be sure to check out our Texas Chain Saw Massacre review, where Mark Delaney wrote, “As one of the year’s scariest and best-designed experiences, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre has reset the bar for multiplayer horror games.”
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