The next game in the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise has been canceled, according to series creator Scott Cawthon.
Cawthon, however, has a history of trolling fans of the horror series, which makes it very hard to believe what he said about the cancellation of Five Nights at Freddy's 6.
Five Nights at Freddy's 6 Canceled
In the Steam page for Five Nights at Freddy's spinoff Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location, Cawthon provided an update on the latest project that he was working on.
According to Cawthon, after working daily on the new game, he realized that he no longer wanted to continue with the project, which he claimed was Five Nights at Freddy's 6. Apparently, Cawthon succumbed to the pressure of the high expectations on the next game in the franchise, adding that he fears he has neglected some other things in his life to meet the expectations for Five Nights at Freddy's 6.
"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," Cawthon wrote.
Cawthon, however, added that he will not stop making games, but instead of Five Nights at Freddy's 6, he would like to make a game that will be fun both for himself and for the fans of the series.
Should We Believe Cawthon?
To most gamers, an admission of the cancellation of Five Nights at Freddy's 6 and a possible end to the series is something to be taken seriously. However, Cawthon has trolled gamers before, which has made fans of the series question what he said.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location is an example of the trolling. A few days before its expected launch in October 2016, Cawthon said that the game will be delayed because it was too scary. The announcement was later revealed as a joke, and the game was rolled out as scheduled.
When gamers responded to Cawthon's news on the cancellation of Five Nights at Freddy's 6, the series creator responded with "Yes, I need a break," followed by "No, it's not a troll. (Would I ever troll you guys?)" That last bit raised eyebrows even higher.
Cawthon did mention in his post that there are other things in store for the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise, including Blumhouse's work on a movie inspired by the series. However, what fans would love to see is Five Nights at Freddy's 6, and here's to hoping that Cawthon is indeed joking about the game's cancellation.