Five Nights at Freddy’s is a phenomenon of a series and today, it is with a sad face that creator Scott Cawthon confirms that the sixth title has been canceled.
First released on Windows PC back in Summer 2014, Five Nights at Freddy’s has become increasingly popular among quite a large group of players. With its design, it charmed thousands and thousands of fans. The games were not only played by a large community but also backed with cosplays and streamed by some of the biggest names in the video game streaming scene.
Unlike many titles out there being produced by a team of developers and artists and such, Five Nights at Freddy’s was created, developed and published by a single person, Scott Cawthon.
Today, Cawthon announced that the latest installment of the series, Friday Nights at Freddy’s 6, has been canceled. In an official post addressed to the public through the Steam community update post, Cawthon mentioned that he does not wish to work on the game any longer. His involvement with the title and the series as a whole made him “neglect other things in [his] life for the sake of trying to keep up with mounting expectations.”
Cawthon adds that although he has dropped the project of this sixth title of the series, it does not mean that he will be leaving the development scene.
“I want to get back to what made game-making enjoyable in the first place. In fact, the game that I’d like to make would be something for you guys. Remember Foxy Fighters from Update 2? I loved working on that game. It was a lot of fun, and it took a lot of pressure off me knowing that it was just for the fans of the games. That’s the kind of project that I’d like to work on again. Maybe I’ll try my hand at a pizzeria tycoon game, who knows. The point is that it would be something for fun, and something for the fans.”
Before concluding his message, he reminds everyone that the Friday Nights at Freddy’s movie is in excellent hands and that he is still working on the VR game release.
Developers like Cawthon make me glad to be a gamer and to know that some video game developers out there still think of the fans and develop a game that they enjoy working on. Keep it up man, you’ve got me entire support!