Sorry, it’s not quite over yet. There’s still a bit more Five Nights at Freddy’s to be had this Halloween, with a few different updates from the developer on the anticipated update to FNAF 4, and an even bigger announcement. Creator and apparent marketing guru Scott Cawthon had announced closer to the games very early release that a free update would be released on October 31st, which was the original release date for Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 before they decided it would be more fun to mess up every YouTuber’s weekend plans. Cawthon has stated that the update won’t add to the story – the story, he says, it completely finished with the end of FNAF 4, though he noted in another update that, at least at that time, no one had figured out the actual ending. Back in August, not too long after the games release, Cawthon admitted the new content would not go into the infamous “box” at the end, or any other story details, stating:
But then I released part 4, and somehow…. no one, not a single person, found the pieces. The story remains completely hidden. I guess most people assumed that I filled the game with random easter eggs this time. I didn’t. What’s in the box? It’s the pieces put together. But the bigger question is- would the community accept it that way? The fact that the pieces have remained elusive this time strikes me as incredible, and special, a fitting conclusion in some ways, and because of that, I’ve decided that maybe some things are best left forgotten, forever.
So what is this new Halloween update? Well, it’s fairly self explanatory. A few new features will be added, including a cheat menu, more challenging modes, and an additional minigame. In the most recent update however, Cawthon also says he will release a special “Halloween mode”, which will feature different characters and aesthetics than the standard version. This game, he clarifies, is not canon (important thing to clarify) but just an alternate version with some cosmetic changes.
The far bigger update to happen however has nothing to do with the Halloween update, but rather is a new game. Something which shocked pretty much no one, but here we are. FNAF World is the new title to be released, and will apparently not be a horror game but rather an RPG. Supposedly this will not impact the story of Five Nights at Freddy’s in any way, and the website has been littered for several weeks with teasers originally thought to be a general thank you to players, but revealed to actually be several images featuring all the characters, variations, and easter eggs from the games. Cawthon intended to release the demo for FNAF World the same time as the update, but for once it will actually be delayed, however a free demo will be available at some point.
Then perhaps we can finally lay this beast to rest. Maybe.