Friday the 13th launched final yr, and though it offered properly, it had frequent stability, efficiency, and server points. In response to those points and participant suggestions, developer IllFonic and writer Gun Media introduced in October that they’d be upgrading the sport to a more recent model of Unreal Engine. Today, 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 put up on Friday the 13th’s discussion board, neighborhood lead Daniel Nixon defined the enhancements that the engine improve will hopefully convey. Among different issues, it’s going to probably enhance physics, enhance efficiency on all platforms, and repair “long-standing points that can be robotically resolved by shifting 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, nonetheless. “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 offer you that info.”
However, with the intention to efficiently obtain the engine improve, the developer is halting common recreation updates. According to Nixon, the studio is transitioning the complete workforce to this process, which is able to preclude it from creating different patches. IllFonic is concentrating on an April launch for the improve.