Scott Cawthon, developer of the Five Nights at Freddy's series, has
revealed he has ceased work on his new project, a sixth installment in
the horror franchise.
Five Nights at Freddy's 6 had not been officially announced, but Cawthon has said "I fear that I've been neglecting other things in my life for the sake of trying to keep up with those mounting expectations."
The series which became an overnight internet sensation has been experiencing a painful slow death, with contracts being closed right left and center, one could image that this is probably one of reason why Cawthon is backing out of these series, or as one commentator put it: He might be jumping out of the plane before it crashes, it's best to jump when you still have some good distance between you and the ground.
There have been five entries in the main franchise, with Sister Location releasing last year as the most recent. There is also an RPG spin-off, FNaF World, which has been released for free after being pulled from Steam.
will be revealed about the nature of FNaF 6, however Cawthon says he
won't be giving up on making games, nor will he be leaving the FNaF
series behind. In addition, the movie is still in production, and he is working to release a VR game "at some point."