There won't be a Five Nights at Freddy's 5, claims series creator Scott Cawthon, but he's already hard at work on a spin-off called Five Nights at Freddy's World. The catch? It's not a horror game -- it's an RPG.
Cawthon made the announcement via Steam today, revealing his plans to (mostly) move on from the games that have defined him for the past year or so.
I wanted to keep my plans for a new game secret until Halloween, but while my teasers have created excitement for some people, they have created some confusion as well, mainly because people don't know if the Five Nights at Freddy's story is over or not.
It's very important for me to say again that there will NOT be a Five Nights at Freddy's 5. The story is complete, and the Halloween update and new game will not add to it.
It pretty common for horror creators to lie through their teeth about sequels, but Cawthon seems pretty sincere...for now. I wouldn't count out a revival, but for the time being, he seems prepared to move onto something more ambitious.
Does that mean we'll never know what's inside the box?
In either case, Freddy Fazbear and friends aren't going anywhere.
The new game that I'm working on will be called FNAF World. It will not be a horror game, but a role playing game where you create a party using the huge selection of characters from the FNaF games, including the classic, withered, phantom, and nightmare versions. I've been working steadily on characters and hope to start on enemy models next week.
The original plan had been to release a playable demo for his next game by Halloween, but Cawthon says that's simply not possible. It will come "as soon as it's ready," and the full game will eventually hit PC, Anrdoid, and iOS.