Scott Cawthon, the creator and sole developer of the Five Nights At Freddy's franchise, has announced he is stepping way from the games to focus on his family. Check out a portion of his statement below:
For the last month or so I’ve been dropping hints about a new game; and it’s true that I’d been working on one (call it FNaF 6 if you’d like.) But after forcing myself to keep working on it day after day, I realized something- I just don’t want to work on this. With each game's release, I think the expectations get higher and higher for the next, and rightfully so. Each game SHOULD be better than the last! But that pressure starts to mount, and I fear that I've been neglecting other things in my life for the sake of trying to keep up with those mounting expectations.
So, after giving this a lot of thought; I’ve decided that I’m going to stop working on it. I’m not going to reveal anything else about what the game was, and I’ve asked other people involved to never divulge anything either. It’s just not going to be talked about.
Cawthon confirms this does not mean the end of FNaF or his making of video games, but apparently the pressure just became too great to make a worthy sixth entry in the series. It sounds like things got too stressful and he probably reached a point where he thought "Screw it, I've made enough money," and I don't think anyone can blame him for going that route. The series has been loved by its audience and going out on a high note is the best any franchise can hope for in the long run. Are you disappointed we won't be getting a new FNaF main title? Cawthon has confirmed he will still be making games...but it could be awhile before we see anything.