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Five Nights at Freddy’s Creator Gives Franchise Update

FNAF fans have a lot to look forward to.

by Dylan Siegler

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There are a lot of things going on with the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise, from new games to a movie to more books. Recently, series creator Scott Cawthon provided an update on the various projects he’s been working on.

Cawthon gave the update on Steam, in which he starts off by stating that progress on the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie has been slow, but everything else is progressing quickly. On the video game front, there are several things currently in the works. Cawthon revealed that he’s been working with VR game company Steel Wool Studios on the FNAF VR game and that the game is about 40% done. Cawthon also mentioned that there will be a section of the VR game that resembles the portion in Sister Location in which the player has to perform maintenance on an animatronic, but this time it will be even more up close and personal, since it’s in VR. The VR game will also apparently include “an actual stage performance from the classic band!”

Cawthon also revealed that he is working on a completely new Five Nights at Freddy’s game called FNAF: Into Madness, which he has yet to begin development on, and may not even happen. However, Cawthon wants to make it and states that if it does come to fruition, it will probably resemble the Update 2 from FNAF World, which included a bunch of strange minigames that spanned all kinds of gameplay genres. Cawthon also states that Into Madness will be free, assuming he gets around to making it.

Cawthon has also been working with Clickteam to create HD ports of all the original Five Nights at Freddy’s games that are being made for Android and iOS devices, as well as Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Progress on these ports is reportedly at 20%. There is also a FNAF AR game in the works that’s about 10% finished, and Cawthon is close to closing a “BIG deal” with a AAA developer for a big budget FNAF game.

Aside from the games, Cawthon also gave an update on the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie, in which he explained that the project has been delayed once again since he threw out the script to start a new one with new ideas that he thinks will be better. He states that he doesn’t like continually delaying projects, but that he wants to make sure the movie comes out right. Lastly, Cawthon revealed that he is working with Scholastic on a new line of FNAF books. The deal is apparently for five new books, each of which will contain three short stories “with unique characters and plot lines, some connected directly to the games, and some not.”

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