Five Nights At Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon has announced he’s working on a new spin-off game called FNAF World. The new game will be a role-playing game that will see players tasked with creating a party based on the array of Five Nights At Freddy’s characters that have been created over the lifetime of the core series. Cawthon also confirmed that there will not be a Five Nights At Freddy’s 5.
“The new game that I’m working on will be called FNAF World,” Cawthon wrote on Steam. “It will not be a horror game, but a role-playing game where you create a party using the huge selection of characters from the FNaF games, including the classic, withered, toy, phantom, and nightmare versions. I’ve been working steadily on characters and hope to start on enemy models next week.”
The series of teaser images that have appeared on his website recently have been in preparation for FNAF World, Cawthon confirmed. The teaser images that have appeared on his website show all of the characters from the Five Nights At Freddy’s series with the addition of some cuter, more cartoon-like variations. These characters have been dubbed “toon” versions by the community.
“I wanted to keep my plans for a new game secret until Halloween,” Cawthon said. “But while my teasers have created excitement for some people, they have created some confusion as well, mainly because people don’t know if the Five Nights at Freddy’s story is over or not. It’s very important for me to say again that there will NOT be a Five Nights at Freddy’s 5. The story is complete, and the Halloween update and new game will not add to it.
“That being said, I wanted to use these characters in a new and fun way because they are so near and dear to my heart, and I was excited to work on a type of game that I hadn’t made in a long time.”
It’s going to be strange to see the Five Nights At Freddy’s characters appearing in a non-horror setting. Sadly, Cawthon says the game likely won’t be ready for his originally-planned Halloween release, and he currently has no estimated release date. It will be available on PC, Android, and iOS.