Uhh, hello. Hello, hello. Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon has revealed that a new triple AAA addition to the franchise could soon be on its way.
In a lengthy blog post on Steam, the video game developer updated FNAF players on his current plans for the game series, including the interesting proposition that jump-scare fans could soon have a big budget title to add to their collections. He wrote:
“There is a BIG deal in the works to create an incredible big-budget game! I can’t reveal any details yet as this project is still in its planning stages, but I’m working closely with the studio involved to ensure that it delivers what (I think) FNAF fans will want to see!”
And that, I’m afraid, is literally all we have at this point, but it certainly gives us plenty to chew over as we wait for Foxy to jump out of his cave and mince us. Personally – as a huge Five Nights at Freddy’s fan – I would love to see a title that brings together all the best elements of the original game in a P.T.-style first person spectacular… Something to ensure several weeks’ worth of nightmares and sleepless nights, please and thank you.
Admittedly, Cawthon did state that current progress was at the 0% stage, so alas it’s very early days; I guess all we can do is keep our animatronic claws crossed that something comes of it.
There were, however, plenty of other tidbits for those in serious need of an FNAF fix. Whilst Cawthon admitted that he had gone back to the drawing board with the long-awaited Five Nights at Freddy’s movie script, he revealed that he was 40% done with a new FNAF VR game, and 10% done with an AR experience.
In addition, he announced that he was working with the company Clickteam to bring HD ports of all the classic games to PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, iOS and Android, and that a new book series comprising of five volumes would soon be on its way from Scholastic.
Oh, and for those gamers in need of something in the more traditional FNAF vein, there was some positive news on that front as well, as Cawthon revealed that he had plans for a brand new title known as FNAF: Into Madness. He stressed that there was no guarantee that it would ever come to fruition – just that it’s something he’d like to work on one day, seeing the new game as a “compilation of several previous gameplay ideas in the same vein as Update 2; just a free game for the fanbase.”
Finally, Cawthon reassured fans that most of these exciting new projects will arrive in 2019, so there will at least be some new franchise entries to look forward to over the course of next year. Exciting times!