By James Daly
There will be no new Five Nights at Freddy’s game according to the game’s creator.
Scott Cawthon, the American independent video game designer who brought the jump-scare-centric Five Nights at Freddy’s series to the world, took to his Steam community page to inform fans he will not keep working on the new title.
Cawthon confirmed that he was working on “FNaF 6”, but has decided to cease development due to the “mounting expectations” for the game putting him under too much pressure.
What next for Cawthon?
The developer made it clear that he was not planning on moving away from his fanbase, explaining that he would like to make a new game for his current demographic, describing it as “something for fun, and something for the fans”. He mentioned the Foxy Fighters minigame from FNaF World and “Pizzeria Tycoon” as ideas for what he may work on next.
FNaF Series Success
Since the first Five Night at Freddy’s game was released back in August 2014, the series has gained critical acclaim and worldwide popularity, resulting in a large, devoted fanbase. This success was due in part to impressive the speed at which the series produced instalments, singlehandedly made by Cawthon himself, earning a place in the Guinness World Records for most sequels release in a year.
No more Freddy Fazbear?
This may look like the end of Freddy Fazbear and his horrifying antics, but fans still have plenty to look forward to thanks to a Five Nights at Freddy’s film in the works. Cawthon also hinted at a new book, as well as going on record to say he would like to add a VR experience to the series.
Perhaps most importantly, it was also revealed that those involved in FNaF 6 have been sworn to secrecy over the content matter, maybe indicating that Cawthon is not yet finished with this project.