Friday The 13th From Gun Media Shambles To 1.8 Million Sold
Despite a host of problems that still haven't quite been fixed, the asynchronous multiplayer Friday the 13th game has sold 1.8 million copies in the two months since release.
Plagued by problems for months, the game has oscillated between working with issues and being completely unplayable. An early glitch shortly after release broke matchmaking, only allowing a few players to actually participate in online games. Those players who were able to find their way in would inevitably meet with a crash screen, erasing all their experience and progress attained so far.
The game itself has one player taking the role of Jason and the other players trying to escape as camp counselors. Jason is nigh-invulnerable, with the exception of a ridiculously convoluted method of killing him, and the counselors have to work together to avoid his clutches.
Friday the 13th was released on May 26 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC and you can find our review of the game here.
Name recognition helps a lot, but the game needs a massive overhaul if they want to keep selling. Sooner or later, the word of mouth will catch up.