In July of this year, the cult horror series Five Nights at Freddy’s came to its terrifying conclusion with the series’ fourth installment, and while series creator Scott Cawthon came to a decisive conclusion on the story, the characters of Five Nights at Freddy’s will still return in an entirely new way.
Developer Scott Cawthon revealed a new title in the series called Five Nights at Freddy’s World, a spin-off RPG title that will feature the cast of Five Nights at Freddy’s and will be coming in the future to PC, iOS, and Android.
Cawthon elaborated in a post on the Steam Community forums for Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 that Five Nights at Freddy’s World will not be a continuation of the main series’ story, quick to note that the game will not be considered “Five Nights at Freddy’s 5.”
Instead, Cawthon detailed that Freddy’s World will be a new story that allows him to “use these characters in a new and fun way,” as Cawthon also explained in the post that “I was excited to work on a type of game that I hadn’t made in a long time.”
While fear and horror have been a large portion of what has made the Five Nights at Freddy’s series so successful, Cawthon detailed that the new game will “not be a horror game,” and instead will be “a role playing game where you create a party using the huge selection of characters from the FNaF games”, where all of the different variations of the game’s creepy animatronics will be included.
No release date or window have been announced for the game at this time as the game’s scope “is significantly larger than previous games” in the Five Nights at Freddy’s series, though Cawthon mentioned that a free demo of the game will be available at some point prior to its release.
Five Nights at Freddy’s World is currently in development for PC, iOS, and Android.