The game that once had such a rocky start in the Five Nights at Freddy’s series, FNAF World, has finally come to a close. A mobile port for the game had been released recently, but taken down due to many bugs and the game being considered “broken.”
In Scott Cawthon’s most recent FNAF World devlog on Gamejolt, he says his “time and effort would be better spent on new projects.” Cawthon also says that he loved working on the project and moving this game from Steam to the Gamejolt platform made him realize what a great community Gamejolt has.
Many requests had come in for an “Update 3” to the game, but Scott confirmed that this will not be happening. If you visit fnafworld.com, the page where usually bright and vivid FNAF World characters and news existed is now a simple black screen. This points to the fact that there will be nothing more added to FNAF World.
While FNAF World had a rocky start and it took a while to win over the fans of the FNAF franchise, FNAF World was a successful game overall with positive ratings and fans of the game. Update 2 added even more with new characters, new missions, new storylines, and even an ending that was a foreshadow to the next game that has now been released, Sister Location. The game has definitely had its ups and downs, but Scott now feels that it is the game’s time to be concluded.
I believe that FNAF World needed a conclusion, and this was a good time to end it. I feel that a third update would have complicated the game a bit too much and would have possibly made the game lose its original RPG charm that the game started it. Overall, it was time for the game to conclude.
"FNaF World" update 2 has been released, and it adds a whole bunch of new characters to the "Five Nights At Freddy's" RPG. The news comes to Design & Trend via Game Jolt, where a brand new download link has been posted for fans to get the game for free. "FNaF World" has had a slightly tortured development considering the game was pulled from Steam earlier this year, but update 2 promises to be the most substantial and polished patch to the game yet. Its developer, Scott Cawthon, has been coy about providing details at risk of spoilers, but we do know that the updated download offers at least eight new playable characters including Halloween animatronics, a Cawthon avatar and the infamous Purple Man. Others, like the so-called Adventure Rainbow, have been hinted at as well.
Over the weekend, Scott Cawthon, the creator of the Five Nights at Freddy’s series of video games, made a number of posts on social media. On Saturday, he announced that the latest game in the series, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location, is now available on iOS, then on Sunday also announced that the RPG spinoff Five Nights at Freddy’s World, often abbreviated as FNaF World, will be ported to iOS and Android soon. He also confirmed in the comments section of the Facebook post in which he announced this news that FNaF World will be available for free on these platforms. Perhaps more intriguing, however, was a post he made on Saturday, which simply read, “New Year, New Games.” So far, Cawthon has released two games a year since the Five Nights at Freddy’s series started. 2014 saw the original game as well as Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 released, in 2015 he released Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 and 4, and last year he released FNaF World and Sister Location. Each installment since Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 was theorized to be the last game in the series by fans until they were proven wrong by the announcements of the next games, and it looks like Scott still isn’t done. Furthermore, on Sunday he also posted a picture that appeared to be just the color black with no description. In the past, Cawthon has posted pictures like this, which has prompted fans to mess with the pictures’ brightness and contrast in Photoshop to find hidden messages. So far, there seems to be disagreement amongst fans about what the hidden message is in this newest picture. Some claim that they have tried adjusting the picture and found nothing, leading them to think that Cawthon may just be trolling his fanbase. Others claim that they have been able to find a hidden picture of Freddy’s face along with the date 6/4/17, implying a June release for whatever Cawthon’s next game is. Whatever the case may be, MatPat and company (from the YouTube channel The Game Theorists, who have become known for trying to crack everything Five Nights at Freddy’s) better get ready for more long nights of endless theorizing.