Five Nights At Freddy’s 4 is now on sale via Steam. In a surprise move, creator Scott Cawthon has made Five Nights At Freddy’s 4 available for purchase two weeks before its official release date of August 8. The game costs $7.99 and eager fans have already started uploading videos of gameplay to the internet.
Five Nights At Freddy’s 4 was initially slated for an October 31 release to coincide with Halloween. A couple of weeks ago, Scott Cawthon sent emails to several prolific Youtubers to announce that he was pushing the release date up to August 8 to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the first game. Now, it seems he’s done away with the idea of a proper release date altogether and has just dumped the game on us.
Even though Five Nights At Freddy’s 4 was only released a few hours ago, there are already gameplay videos on several Youtube channels. Markiplier, one of the most prolific Youtubers to cover the Five Nights At Freddy’s games, already has his first episode up.
Unlike the previous games in the series, which all took place in either pizzerias or amusement parks, Five Nights At Freddy’s 4 takes place in a child’s home. It also departs from having you play as a security guard. Instead, the fourth game has you play as a child who is being stalked by the animatronics from Freddy Fazzbear’s Pizzeria.
Five Nights At Freddy’s 4 was confirmed a few months ago with a series of teaser images uploaded to Scott Cawthon’s website. Since then, Cawthon has released multiple images featuring, among other things, the nightmare versions of the original four animatronics. The teasers strongly hinted at the Bite Of ’87, an event in which one of the animatronics bites a child. It’s expected that this game will offer a lot of information about the series’ lore, particularly about the backstory of the restaurant chain. Luckily, if you want to find out more, you can just play the game for yourself!