Horror games have begun hitting headlines in a big way as of late, with the highly anticipated title Silent Hills drumming up all kinds of controversy in the wake of its cancellation. Setting aside the canned blockbuster, there’s been some serious success and popularity surrounding indie darling Five Nights at Freddy’s, and its cast of terrifying animatronic animals.
Staying alive for five nights (hence the game’s title) has been an increasingly popular means of spending free time, leading to massive success thus far for the game’s creator, Scott Cawthon. Despite the series spawning four entries to date, it’s been revealed that fans have yet to nail the story behind the fourth installment of Five Nights at Freddy’s, according to Cawthon.
Taking to the game’s official Steam page, Cawthon revealed that gamers have yet to crack the story surrounding Five Nights at Freddy’s 4. Apparently the pieces that tell the tale have gone unnoticed so far by dedicated players, and if the community isn’t able to piece it all together than it’s unlikely that the hidden narrative to the game will never be unveiled.
“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.”
Not content with just that though, Cawthon also confirmed that players will finally be able to learn what’s inside the box from the fourth entry during Halloween this year. Apparently the contents of the box are the smaller narrative pieces all put together in some form, but the creator assures fans that it won’t simply be a tease for Five Nights at Freddy’s 5. Instead, it’ll be a at look something entirely new.
“I’m hoping to have something else in addition to it, but it may not be ready. I have something fun in mind, a new game (not FNaF5), but it will be a real challenge to have even a small playable portion by Oct 31st. If a playable demo isn’t ready by then, then at the very least there will be some sneak-peak content.”
Five Nights at Freddy’s doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, despite the lack of plans for a direct follow up at this point in time. With a film currently in development, it’ll be interesting to see how the brand continues to evolve as it becomes a bigger property in the coming years.
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