If you read TouchArcade or listen to our podcast, you probably know by now that Scott Cawthon came out and said he’s stepping away from developing Five Nights at Freddy’s games ($2.99) and that no Five Nights at Freddy’s 6 will be coming any time soon. Since we are talking about Scott Cawthon, the man who has repeatedly trolled his fans, his declaration wasn’t taken too seriously. However, another Cawthon post seems to confirm that he is indeed stepping away from the series partly because of the community’s negativity, which is an issue not unknown to those working in the industry.
According to the post on a FNAF subreddit, Cawthon feels that he simply can’t please the game’s community any more, and he is finding that to be very discouraging. There’s nothing he can do to please the game’s fans, and that includes even the most prominent fans. He feels he needs to step away and shift from focusing on those who have grown sour to the franchise to focusing on those who still love the characters and the story. He wants to make games for those who still enjoy the franchise. What that means in terms of the next FNAF game is hard to tell. At the same time, keep in mind that this statement might still be Cawthon trolling. What do you guys think?