Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon has announced and simultaneously scrapped plans for a sixth main series title.
In an update on the Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location Steam page, Cawthon wrote that he had been working on Five Nights at Freddy’s 6, but in the very next sentence revealed that he no longer wished to continue with it.
“For the last month or so I’ve been dropping hints about a new game; and it’s true that I’d been working on one (call it FNaF 6 if you’d like.) But after forcing myself to keep working on it day after day, I realized something- I just don’t want to work on this,” wrote Cawthon.
He continued, “After giving this a lot of thought; I’ve decided that I’m going to stop working on it. I’m not going to reveal anything else about what the game was, and I’ve asked other people involved to never divulge anything either. It’s just not going to be talked about.”
Later on, Cawthon reiterated that he wouldn’t be abandoning the FNAF series entirely but stated that he wanted to return “to what made game-making enjoyable in the first place.”
Five Nights at Freddy‘s burst onto the Let’s Play scene in 2014 with the first 3 installments of the series forcing players to survive several terrifying nights as a security guard at a pizzeria where the scary in-house animatronics come to life at night to stalk the player.