Friday the 13th launched final yr, and though it bought nicely, it had frequent stability, performance, and server issues. In response to those points and participant suggestions, developer IllFonic and writer Gun Media introduced in October that they might be upgrading the sport to a more recent model of Unreal Engine. At the moment, they supplied an replace on their progress towards this purpose, saying that the engine improve is a few months out–and it’s going to set the stage for devoted servers on PS4 and Xbox One.
In a post on Friday the 13th’s discussion board, neighborhood lead Daniel Nixon defined the enhancements that the engine improve will hopefully convey. Amongst different issues, it’s going to probably enhance physics, enhance efficiency on all platforms, and repair “long-standing points that will likely be mechanically resolved by transferring to the brand new engine model.”
The spotlight of the engine improve is making it potential to roll out devoted servers to console gamers. These servers are designed to offer significantly better multiplayer stability. There’s nonetheless no launch timeframe for the devoted servers, nevertheless. “Our focus must be on the [engine] replace first,” Nixon wrote. “So we’ll want to attend till that is wrapping as much as begin estimating the work remaining to get to devoted servers, and give you that data.”
Nevertheless, with the intention to efficiently obtain the engine improve, the developer is halting common recreation updates. In keeping with Nixon, the studio is transitioning the complete group to this process, which is able to preclude it from creating different patches. IllFonic is focusing on an April launch for the improve.