Scott Cawthon, the creator of Five Nights at Freddy's announced that he was working on a sequel, and then he turns back and says he is canceling it. He posted his cancellation statement on Steam saying he is experiencing mounting pressure to surpass the previous titles. Cawthorn revealed that this situation has a detrimental impact on the other aspects of his life leading him to abandon the project.
The Game Franchise Is Far From Dead
While the Five Nights at Freddy's creator revealed that he has canceled the game's sequel, he clarified that the game franchise is far from being dead. Apparently, Cawthon still expects to work on this project in the future. However, it is uncertain if it will look similar to the game that he was recently working on.
In explaining his decision to cancel the sequel of Five Nights at Freddy's, Cawthon said he had given it a lot of thought and finally decided to stop working on it. However, he is also determined not to reveal anything about the game that he was working on. He also said that he had requested those who were involved in the project to do the same.
The Creator Will Not Leave Game Development
The creator of Five Nights at Freddy's also assured the fans that he will not leave the work of game development completely. He just wants to make sure that he can get back to what makes the job of developing video games enjoyable. In his statement, he made clear that he is not abandoning FNaF at all.
Five Nights at Freddy's debuted in August 2014. It was initially playable only on PC but has since been ported to iOS. Cawthon involved himself in some talks with several interested companies in May 2016, to develop console remakes of the video game. Perhaps after spending more time with his family, he will feel the need to get back to creating this game's sequel.