The mod that aimed to bring back the asymmetrical game was also caught in the copyright kerfuffle.

A "Resurrected" mod for Friday the 13th: The Game has come to a developmental halt after receiving a cease and desist letter. The team that aimed to resurrect the asymmetrical multiplayer title received a cease and desist letter from legal representation for Horror, Inc., the owner of the Friday the 13th film franchise.

The cease and desist letter claims that the fan mod represents an "unauthorized use" of the Friday the 13th IP. The letter goes on to claim that the mod is an "unlicensed, knockoff Friday the 13th video game." In response to receiving the letter, the Resurrected team states the "the project is most likely over."


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Friday the 13th: Resurrected says that despite this hurdle, they do plan on working on other projects. They are in the process of removing all of the released content for this Resurrected mod, including the deletion of the official Twitter account and their recently launched website.

Friday the 13th: Resurrected was expected to have a release date reveal on April 15th. The mod wanted to revive Friday the 13th: The Game following its delisting at the end of 2023. Though the game was delisted at the end of 2023 due to the license expiring, it is still playable until the end of 2024, at which point the dedicated servers will be shut down.

The original developers, IllFonic and Gun Interactive, were forced to cease further content development on Friday the 13th: The Game roughly two years after its initial release. The game was caught in the middle of a copyright dispute between the original Friday the 13th movie screenwriter, Victor Miller, and the original film's director, Sean Cunningham (Horror Inc.). Miller ultimate won the domestic rights to Friday the 13th but Cunningham retained the international rights to the franchise as well as the intellectual property rights to the Jason Voorhees character.