Over the past couple weeks, Scott Cawthon, the developer of Five Nights at Freddy’s, has had a lot in the works for the game series. Just a couple of days ago, the long-awaited FNAF book sequel, “FNAF: The Twisted Ones,” was released. During all of this, we have not seemed to have heard much directly from Scott himself. However, today is much different. He finally broke the silence on Steam and gave us the scoop for the future of FNAF.
His first main point is that a “FNAF 6” has, in fact, been in the works for some time now. However, after working on it day in and day out, he simply does not feel like continuing at the moment. In short, he discusses how with each game released, there is more pressure building on him to make each one more spectacular than the last. Considering Sister Location is easily the most innovative and overall well-rounded game in the series, it would be quite a challenge to top that. As a whole, Scott Cawthon would like to take a step back and focus on other projects besides the next big FNAF game. As of now, he would prefer to not discuss the game or reveal anything else about it.
Scott’s future plans seem to focus on smaller and more relaxed games, which would be very interesting to see from Scott. He would prefer to work on something specifically smaller and focused more for the fans of the series. A game he did mention that he would enjoy potentially making is a “pizzeria tycoon game.”
However, this is certainly not the end for Five Nights at Freddy’s. There is currently a movie in the works, there is a chance of a VR title releasing in the future, and Scott hints at there possibly being another book down the road.
Overall, I can respect Scott’s decision. He has been very successful at what he does, but everyone needs a break. Sometimes taking a step back and seeing what you have accomplished and what is in the works can help you to come back harder and stronger. Perhaps this could be the case with Scott as well. Even though FNAF 6 will not be happening in the near future, we can for sure look forward to many other exciting FNAF-related projects that will be just as thrilling as the games were.