Scott Cawthon?s Five Nights at Freddy?s Sister Location has been speculated to be a free roam game unlike its passive predecessors. A game with similar style to Cawthon?s work has surfaced on Steam just this week. Here?s what we know so far about Last Level and Aleson?s Case: Animatronics.
According to the Case: Animatronics Steam page, your main character is Detective John Bishop who has to investigate a police station for clues about his ?old friend? while avoiding animatronics who?ll kill him if he gets caught. More than being a homage to Cawthon?s work, this Five Nights at Freddy?s Sister Location alternative takes cues from games like Outlast or Slender the Arrival due to its first-person stealth horror gameplay.
Five Nights at Freddy?s YouTuber Razzbowski has a gameplay video of the title. If the speculations are true, Case: Animatronics would really fit as a Five Nights at Freddy?s Sister Location alternative as players could get accustomed to its active gameplay instead of passively defending themselves in a booth or room. Inversely, players could also opt to play the older Five Nights at Freddy?s games to relive the passive gameplay in the upcoming FNaF game in October.
Despite its similarity to Cawthon?s game, Case: Animatronics may not be taken down by Cawthon himself. While the game uses the ?animatronic threat and horror? idea similar to Cawthon?s game, it doesn?t blatantly copy the whole gameplay mechanic of its source material. However, the game may not be as fleshed out and grand as Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Outlast, The Evil Within or Slender The Arrival despite it getting over Cawthon?s copyright wall.
Recently, Five Nights at Freddy?s Sister Location?s Steam page revealed that the game?s release would be in October. Case: Animatronics may have its contents exhausted before the month ends. Unless Cawthon announces another update to the game, FNaF may have a full month of speculation and waiting in September. For now, players can only prepare for the surprises of the upcoming Five Nights at Freddy?s Sister Location or just take the game without preparation once it?s released.