The next instalment to the creepy Five Nights at Freddy's from Scott Cawthon has been cancelled, announced the man himself, as he works on other projects.
While not officially titled FNaF 6 it would have been the sixth major game in the horror series. The reason behind the cancellation for Cawthon is that it's reached a point of such high expectations from fans that it's 'no longer fun to make' and he's neglecting other areas of his life.
"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," posted Scott Cawthon in a Steam community update.
"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."
He continues by saying the pizzeria horror series isn't over but that he is stepping away from it for now. He hints that anything new he works on could be tied to the IP in some way. "Maybe I’ll try my hand at a pizzeria tycoon game, who knows. The point is that it would be something for fun, and something for the fans."
As for the Five Nights At Freddy's movie, he says it's "in amazing hands with Blumhouse." Cawthon is also still working on a virtual reality project.
Five Nights at Freddy's 6 (Working Title) was in development for PC.