Five Night’s At Freddy’s has scared countless people across the world, and each followup to the smash-hit original has delivered new ways to masterfully deliver each jumpscare. Solo developer Scott Cawthon has seen his animatronic-centric games inspire thousands of Let’s Plays, and even garnered a movie deal based on the mortifying experiences of the nighttime security staff. Now, it seems like Five Night’s At Freddy’s will come to an end, as the latest game announcement calls itself ‘The Final Chapter’.
The teaser image released by Cawthon certainly raises questions about the fourth game, particularly because it features a weathered Freddy Fazbear with sharp screws for fingers and body patched up with other Fazbear heads (or are they tiny Fazbears crawling out of him? Either way, it’s terrifying). The full teaser image (click here) also reveals that the release date for Five Nights at Freddy’s 4: The Final Chapter is tentatively scheduled for Halloween 2015. There’s also some subtle text at the bottom that appears to read out ‘NIGHTMARE’, which is a pleasant way of saying the game will still be as scary as ever.
Scott Cawthon’s development cycle is possibly the fastest ever for a hit videogame series, with the fourth Five Nights at Freddy’s game set to arrive close to a year after the first launched the property into the limelight. The fact that the Cawthorn gave himself several months to develop what appears to be the final iteration is a good sign, and hopefully the series can end on a high-note. There’s plenty of mysteries behind the series as it stands, so a good piece of closure would be a fantastic way to treat those who have spent the last year delving into the lore and creating theories to explain the events of the first three games.
Each new Five Nights at Freddy’s game is typically announced on the website first, though Cawthorn did surprise fans with an unannounced release of the second game late at night. It’s likely Cawthon will stick to his Halloween date this time around, but fans may want to keep an eye on things should he decided to launch one of his games early yet again.
The Final Chapter looks like it will be the last game chronologically in the Five Nights timeline, which would explain why the Freddy Fazbear looks like he’s held together by wires and sheer, not to mention terrifying supernatural willpower. In any event, we’re excited to delve into the final Five Nights At Freddy’s and potentially get to the bottom of the story as a whole – or, perhaps, die trying.
What do you think about Five Nights At Freddy’s, Ranters? Are you excited for the series to come to a close? Do you think it will reach a satisfying conclusion?
Source: Scott Cawthon