Five Nights at Freddy's Movie Gets Delayed, Multiple Games in Development

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November 12, 2018

Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon took to the latest game’s Steam store page to announce today a ton of new upcoming projects as well as give an update on the previously announced Five Nights at Freddy’s movie.

Cawthon claims that most of the following projects will be available in 2019, which is awfully close for so many of them to be in development at once. The man is a grinding game machine, what can we say?

The most recent Five Nights at Freddy’s title to release was that of Ultimate Custom Night, which features “50 selectable animatronic characters spanning seven Five Nights at Freddy’s games”. However, this is clearly not where the rabbit hole ends – Scott Cawthon has announced multiple games in development.

Firstly, he talks about the status of the movie adaptation. Adding to the post that he “had a script written; Jason liked it, and Chris Columbus liked it too, but [he] tossed it.” Cawthon goes on to explain that the script is being entirely rewritten. “I had a different idea for it, one that I liked better. I take responsibility for this delay; it’s my fault,” Cawthon said. He continued with the following:

“One thing that most of you might want to know is that the movie (and sequels I hope) will take place in the universe of FNAF 1-3 only. The games after Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 will not exist in the movie universe. Like it or hate it, I felt that this was the best portion of the storyline to really focus in on.”

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Cawthon then pivoted to the other projects under the Five Nights at Freddy’s umbrella, and there’s quite a few of them. Firstly, he states that the FNAF VR project is “40% complete” and he is “working with a company called Steel Wool to bring the VR game to life.”

The developer is not just diving into Virtual Reality, but also Augmented Reality, claiming that the FNAF AR project is “10% complete”. “The AR game is well under way,” Cawthon adds, “and while I’m not going to reveal any gameplay details yet, I will say that the impending doom of something hunting you will keep you up at night.”

There is also confirmation that console ports of the existing games in the franchise are being worked on, as well as concepts for a game titled FNAF: Into Madness. Cawthon states, however, that “[t]here isn’t a guarantee that it will happen though; I’m still recovering from the first four years! :)”. Looks to me from this list you have another 4 years ahead of you, Scott.

There is also a new book series, which is to be expected from the success of the first trilogy. Now, all of these are cool and all – but Cawthon teased a “AAA” deal in the making. Check it out:

“AAA Game: (0%)

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!”

We’ll have to see what this entails come next year, when Scott claims most of these projects will see the light of day. DualShockers will keep you updated if anything arises regarding any of these games.

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