The creator of Five Nights at Freddy's has decided to step down from the rather popular series. What this means for the oft-hinted Five Nights at Freddy's 6 is now an unknown. What is for sure, however, is that everything he's worked on for the game to date is being canned.
Scott Cawthon, the series creator, had been making insinuations that there would indeed be a sixth entry into the series, but after a period of reflection has decided he would just rather not.
Writing on his Steam community page, the Texas-based developer said he was stopping all work on the project in order to concentrate on his personal life and other projects entirely, for now at least.
'For the last month or so I’ve been dropping hints about a new game; and it’s true that I’d been working on one (call it FNaF 6 if you’d like.) But after forcing myself to keep working on it day after day, I realized something- I just don’t want to work on this.'
Considering that there had been five games released over a period of just three years, you can forgive Cawthon for needing a break, admitting that he just does not have anything else to give.
'Each game SHOULD be better than the last! But that pressure starts to mount, and I fear that I've been neglecting other things in my life for the sake of trying to keep up with those mounting expectations'.
Fair enough Scott, we totally understand. Scott intends to work on something new and totally different to the Five Nights at Freddy's series.
Undoubtedly there will be fans out there that'll be gutted at this news, but such honesty from a dev is to be commended. It seems Scott has his fingers in many pies, and not all of them are games related.