Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon has recently rolled out new updates for FNaF 2, 3, and 4. These PC updates only add borderless fullscreen functionality to these games. However, Cawthon might be considering to futureproof his games even though the series hasn’t been out for a half decade.
Cawthon revealed that the recent patches simply added some fullscreen functionality for his older games. Previously, these games couldn’t commit to an actual fullscreen display as it left some chunks of black background surrounding the view. This is just a minor update but fans seem to like it as seen on the patch announcement comment section.
Futureproofing Five Nights at Freddy’s
In its three-year existence, the Five Nights at Freddy’s series have barely changed the formula. Aside from each entry getting released in less than a year, each game could be completed within a three-hour session. Annually released titles have gotten on the nerves of most gamers as the short development time prevents game developers from making substantial changes to their games. Meanwhile, the Five Nights at Freddy’s series is on another level as it now holds five main entries and one spin-off since the first game released in 2015.
The Five Nights at Freddy’s entries lacked replayability as each game barely has anything to do once you’ve cleared its main story and challenge mode. Its replay value sucks as continuous play simply pits you with the same threats that just get more frantic and unforgiving as each level ramps up. This game’s popularity is actually beyond its repetitive gameplay and more about its subtle story.
For The Fans
Most of Five Nights at Freddy’s fans are young. Technology also grows and consumer electronics get cheaper as these kids grow on. These young ones will have access to stronger PC setups and might get disappointed if they can’t play this famous series because of compatibility issues. Five Nights at Freddy’s is not a famous, company-backed AAA game that receive constant patches, updates, and customer support to be able to keep up with the times.
The Five Nights at Freddy’s series need patches like this as it’ll take remakes to improve the series in its current state. Cawthon has yet to announce any new Five Nights at Freddy’s projects as he is still working on the movie.