Next week will see the release of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, an asymmetric multiplayer based on the popular franchise. The developers of the game are known for another project with a similar concept – Friday the 13th. This year it became known that the game Friday the 13th will soon be withdrawn from sale, and this is due to the ending rights to the franchise from the developers. It seems that in the case of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the authors of the game are better prepared in terms of licenses.
In an interview with PCGamesN, the creators of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre said that they took into account the experience of Friday the 13th in terms of licensing rights. In the case of the new game, they negotiated with Kim Henkel, who alone owns the rights to the franchise:
Friday the 13th was noticeably more difficult than Texas. In the case of Texas, we do business directly with Kim Henkel, the sole owner of the intellectual property. We actively cooperated with him throughout the process, not only from a creative, but also from a legal point of view. We have been as attentive as possible during this entire process to make sure everything goes smoothly.
[…] After the success of Friday the 13th, we were approached by many potential clients who offered to create games from their franchises. We spent a lot of time to analyze and weigh all the possible options until we met Kim Henkel. We realized that both sides are showing great interest in interaction.
Recall that The Texas Chain Saw Massacre comes out on August 18, immediately in Game Pass.