Introducing Five Nights at Freddy’s World
Scott Cawthon, developer of the Five Nights at Freddy’s horror games, has announced Five Nights at Freddy’s World; an RPG which takes its cast members from the original games.
Cawthon posted this announcement on Steam detailing the news:
Hi everyone, this is a big update!
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.
That being said, I wanted to use these characters in a new and fun way because they are so near and dear to my heart, and I was excited to work on a type of game that I hadn’t made in a long time.
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, toy, phantom, and nightmare versions. I’ve been working steadily on characters and hope to start on enemy models next week.
The bad news is that it’s unlikely that a demo will be ready for Halloween like I had hoped, since this game’s scope is significantly larger than previous games in the series. However, I will release a free demo, as promised, as soon as it’s ready!
FNAF World will be released on PC, Android, and iOS. I don’t have an estimated release date yet since the game is still early in development.
I hope you enjoy the new designs of the “adventure” characters, as I call them. Stay tuned for more updates!
It’s a quite drastic change of direction from Cawthon but, given the complicated plot of the original FNAF series, it’s understandable that no further horror titles could be worked into its canon.
It’s nice to hear that Cawthon is excited about his chance to change things up and get away from the horror genre, however, it just seems like another opportunity for him to milk the FNAF branding. What do you think? Tell us in the comments section below.