Five Nights At Freddys 6 Cancelled Barely After Release Announcement!

/ 6 years ago

Five Nights at Freddy's

I am a massive armchair fan of Five Nights At Freddys. Maybe I need to explain that before going any further. I love watching people play Five Nights At Freddys, but I can’t play it myself… I don’t like jump scares. Yes, I know I’m a coward. I have, however, completed Resident Evil 7 without too many soiled underpants, but that was mostly done by a ‘run screaming’ tactic. It’s therefore been met with some disappointment (not just from me) that Five Nights At Freddys 6 has been cancelled.

There was going to be a Five Nights At Freddys 6?

You could be forgiven for not knowing. Scott Cawthon has always been particularly devious with his website occasionally throwing a new image, always something hidden and oh how the fans like reading into it.

I must confess, part of my fascination with Five Nights At Freddys was always about the lore. Firstly, I don’t think even Scott expected the plot to develop as much as it has and just how much people would read into it. Lets be honest, what started as a very basic premise has evolved insanely over the last 4 years.

Scott has recently announced that Five Nights At Freddys 6 would be released. Although a specific date was not announced, Scott has always traditionally liked the halloween period.

five nights at freddys

Why has it been cancelled?

In a post on his steam page, Scott has said the following:

“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. With each game’s release, I think the expectations get higher and higher for the next, and rightfully so. 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.”

scott cawthon fnaf 6

So basically, he doesn’t want to do it because he doesn’t want to force it. In fairness, between the books and the proposed films, he has enough going on at the moment.

I am a little disappointed that we dont have another nugget of lore coming our way. If you were desperate for your fix, there was a recent demo in the Unreal 4 engine you could go check out. If you were hoping to finally get the big ‘who is purple guy’ reveal, you might have to wait a bit longer I’m afriad.


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