Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location May be Delayed Because it’s too “dark” (Update: Scott Trollin’)
Five Nights At Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon is at a crossroad, it seems. He’s either going to release Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location this Friday, or delay it for several months to tone down the plot because it’s “very dark”.
“There are certain plot elements that are very dark, to the point where I sometimes feel sick,” wrote Cawthon. “There would be no easy fix to this. I either release it Friday as it is, or I delay it by several months to completely rework the plot into something kid-friendly.”
Slick marketing tactic or is he legitimately feeling that the subject matter is too dark for the series’ younger fans? Only Scott knows. But given his behavior in the past concerning the release of his games, he might just release it sooner rather than later. He’s done so with several of the FNAF games, including FNAF World, which he eventually removed from Steam for being too buggy and unpolished.
Despite not being a fan of the series myself, I have to say, I’m curious to see what he’s come up with that has him so worked up. Scott worked on family friendly, Christian-themed games prior to FNAF; it’s not out of the question that he’s conflicted with some of the more mature horror elements that may not sit well with him after reflection. He’s soliciting feedback on this decision from fans on the Steam forum, so let’s see what happens.
Update: Scott is trollin’ us. He made a follow up Steam post announcing that the “dark” game would be episodic, but finished with saying it’s just coming out Friday as originally intended and was just screwing with people. K.