Recently, the Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon hasn’t announced any of his upcoming game projects as of late. So far, Cawthon hasn’t followed up with his plans to work with a large company to make the Five Nights at Freddy’s remake on the consoles. Cawthon could opt to develop the remake on the Nintendo Switch to maximize its output.
Nintendo Switch Release
Nintendo released its new console, the Nintendo Switch, last March. Cawthon’s Five Nights at Freddy’s remake feels more natural and intuitive on Nintendo’s console than on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So far, the Five Nights at Freddy’s entries have been released on PC and Smartphones. Most of the Five Nights at Freddy’s experience has been point and click-based and have been on touchscreen devices. The Switch also has a touchscreen feature which will make fans have an authentic experience if Cawthon is not planning to change the remake’s gameplay.
However, Cawthon has yet to reveal more information about the console Five Nights at Freddy’s remake. His target console release is still unknown and he has yet to update the fans about its progress. If Cawthon makes the Five Nights at Freddy’s remake a Switch release, it gets to join the first few indie games to be released on this new console. Shovel Knight, Stardew Valley, and Yooka-Laylee are some of the few known indie game titles coming to the Switch. Nintendo has confirmed over 60 indie games coming to the Switch and Cawthon should also take the jump.
The Five Nights at Freddy’s series has already done well on its PC and Smartphone releases and its Switch release may possibly have the same success. Its fan base can flock on the new console and help it get more users.
Last May 2016 in the Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 Steam Discussion, Cawthon confirmed that he was already in talks with a few companies to help him make console remakes of the original entries. Cawthon also confirmed last January that he’s already leaning to one of the interested companies due to their potential and willingness to let him keep approval rights. However, it’s been months since he’s updated the progress about the Five Nights at Freddy’s remake.
Projects So Far
His last focus was to help out on the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie to finally get it started after so long. Cawthon confirmed that the movie had to restart its development but will now continuously move to finish the film. After that, he hasn’t talked to the fans about his upcoming projects after the movie.
Five Nights at Freddy’s Fanbase
Overall, the Five Nights at Freddy’s fan base are still waiting on Cawthon’s announcements about the next entry. Cawthon usually silently introduces changes on Scottgames.com site if he has an upcoming Five Nights at Freddy’s project. However, it’s been months without any announcements on the site.
As seen on FoxyCyber’s thread on the Five Nights at Freddy’s Sister Location Steam Discussion, the latest site changes on Cawthon’s Scottgames and FNaFWorld websites include the source codes “You are crowding us” and “Be Quiet”, respectively. Fans have, again, speculated on this content as Cawthon usually leaves cryptic clues before he releases new Five Nights at Freddy’s content. However, Cawthon didn’t explain the meaning of the two phrases to the series. Additionally, Cawthon said on the thread that he isn’t planning to update both of the sites soon outside of its legal copyright information.
“I actually don’t plan on updating the sites, and haven’t in over 4 months other than updating the copyright dates. They are dead sites now.” Cawthon said.
All we know so far is that Cawthon leaves no information about his current projects as of late. We’ll have to wait and see Cawthon’s next project. In the meantime, fans have Cawthon’s Five Nights at Freddy’s Twisted Ones novel to look forward to. For more gaming news, keep it right here on The BitBag.