Five Nights at Freddy?s creator Scott Cawthon has confirmed on a message board that there will be no beta test for Five Nights at Freddy?s Sister Location. Cawthon previously mentioned that he won?t rush Sister Location unlike his previous games. Without public beta testing, can Cawthon deliver a good FNaF entry?
On a Steam Discussion thread, Cawthon replied against the idea of public beta testing for Sister Location. The creator declined Steam user Hinic?s idea of closed beta for Sister Location to select YouTubers with a Non-Disclosure Agreement; there will also be no compensation for the testers. Cawthon said having a beta test would ideally please fans, but the game is bound to be leaked if he agrees to a closed beta. Cawthon also previously shared in an interview that he has had his two sons to test his games, so he can opt not to accept the closed beta offer after all.
As previously mentioned, Cawthon has promised on another Steam Discussion thread that he will not rush Five Nights at Freddy?s Sister Location. Perhaps, this is the effect of his initial release of FNaF World which severely felt rushed and incomplete. Cawthon pulled out FNaF World game after its surprise early release to include game systems and polish it further. FNaF World was then released for free, and he urged his fans to refund the game.
Before FNaF World, Cawthon also released the numbered FNaF sequels way earlier than their scheduled dates. As the development of Five Nights at Freddy?s Sister Location will not be rushed, it may take a longer time than usual to make. Cawthon also refused to announce a definite date for Sister Location, possibly due to such reason. Although Cawthon has released a Sister Location trailer, fans would still have to wait for the game?s launch to see new gameplay footage as the trailer only showcased the game?s new animatronics.