'Five Nights at Freddy's 4' Announced For Halloween Release, How Much Is Too Much Of A Good Thing?
It's really happening- Five Nights at Freddy's 4: The Final Chapter has been officially announced by series creator Scott Cawthon for a Halloween 2015 release.
For those keeping track at home, the original Five Nights was released in August of 2014, followed by Five Nights at Freddy's 2 in November 2014, and Five Nights at Freddy's 3 in March.
The fourth will apparently be the final part to the series, which seems a shame, as Five Nights At Freddy's 5 has a nice ring to it.
But never fear! This wouldn't be the first time a horror series has tried to end, only to be convinced to return, mostly because of how much money is to be made from a wanting audience. Four games in a little over a year might be unheard of, of course, but perhaps Cawthon is right to strike while the games are hot.
It's easy to see why they're so popular too- merely mentioning the synopsis to my wife made her say "Nope!" and walk out of the room- and watching people streaming the game on Twitch, struggling to keep their composure, certainly never gets old. Even though the games only cost a few bucks they offer near-identical experiences, although this fourth title will have the longest development out of any of them- perhaps the gameplay will be changed somewhat?
One interesting thing about Cawthon is that he is a very religious man, which may seem at odds with stories of child murder and supernaturally enhanced animatronic robots, but he certainly seems ok with it, as you cran read in this excellent interview with the man. It turns out that making Christian games isn't profitable for a developer, but scaring the hell out of millions of people certainly seems to work- all three titles have been topping the charts on all the platforms they are available.
What do you guys think? Is this too much, or are you looking forward to Halloween?