Five Nights at Freddy's 4 is Coming This Halloween

Five Nights at Freddy's 4 is Coming This Halloween

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Five Nights at Freddy's 4: The Final Chapter will release just seven months after its predecessor.

When it comes to Let's Player-favorite horror series Five Nights at Freddy's, developer Scott Cawthon cares not for your traditional release schedules. The original title was release less than a year ago in 2014, with a sequel coming a few months later, and the third title simply appearing on the Steam store one day. This time, he is giving us a little warning, announcing that Five Nights at Freddy's 4: The Final Chapter will release this Halloween.

To give you an idea of just how crazy-popular this game has become, Cawthon's website has been brought down thanks to the immense volume of traffic checking out the announcement.

We don't really know what the forth chapter will entail, as all we have been shown is an even-creepier-than-usual image of one of the series signature animatronic robots. Judging from the title, however, we can probably assume that this will be the last entry in the series, and will hopefully tie up a lot of those ambiguous plot threads from the prior games.

Last month, we heard that Warner Bros. had picked up the rights to a Five Nights at Freddy's movie, which Hawthorn had also thrown his support behind.

So this Halloween, get ready to watch your favorite YouTubers wet themselves at jump-scares all over again!

Source: Scott Games via Polygon

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Don't wanna be Douchey McNitpick, but it's "Cawthon", not "Hawthorne".

OT: Eagerly waiting for Freddy's X in Space.

SupahGamuh:
Don't wanna be Douchey McNitpick, but it's "Cawthon", not "Hawthorne".

OT: Eagerly waiting for Freddy's X in Space.

I'm just waiting for the one where he and his gang go to Manhattan, hell and fight the slenderman

edit: also this guys idea sounds brilliant

Awesome, good for Scott. I keep hearing about people complaining about the release schedule, but these games can probably run on ANY device these days, cost less than a Baconator combo meal, and have no bullcrap DLC or DRM policies. I don't know what the problem is

As a fan of the series' lore, I'm looking forward to what new story bits we'll get from this last game. I'm also really curious about what the flippin' hell is going on with that eldritch abomination of Freddy.

Well I know what I'll being doing Halloween Night(Hint: Probably having a beer and playing Amnesia. Also if I remember, check Homestar Runner for a Toon now that they're back)

I am genuinely excited about this: I've really enjoyed the story and I love watching some of my favorite youtubers play the series. Maybe now we'll find out what happened to the original freddy and bonnie.

I really enjoy the brisk release schedule, as I think anything more drawn out would lose appeal.

tf2godz:

SupahGamuh:
Don't wanna be Douchey McNitpick, but it's "Cawthon", not "Hawthorne".

OT: Eagerly waiting for Freddy's X in Space.

I'm just waiting for the one where he and his gang go to Manhattan, hell and fight the slenderman

edit: also this guys idea sounds brilliant

At first I thought that guy was just joking, but it got pretty interesting towards the end there. I doubt it will be anything like that, but I'm still interested in the fourth game none the less.

It does make me sad that we live in a world where Silent Hills is cancelled, but we have four FNAF games. At least it's entertaining watching other people shit their pants playing it and Game Theory come up with lore videos.

This guy is crazy prolific. Is it still a one man show?

At any rate, I'm not a huge fan of massive sequelising, but it seems more like he went down the path of some kind of undeclared episodic game system. Good on him that he has made this work.

EvilRoy:
This guy is crazy prolific. Is it still a one man show?

Yep. Remember that one of the reasons he can get these out so quickly is that the games are composed entirely of pre-rendered animation layers. Cawthon isn't stuck trying to bugfix some 3D model clipping through a wall when it shouldn't.

There seem to be a couple of clues already on the site- check the source HTML. Sevens and eights everywhere!

The Rogue Wolf:

There seem to be a couple of clues already on the site- check the source HTML. Sevens and eights everywhere!

so 5 nights at Freddy Krueger's

So much for the third game is the last one. Yeah.
And I highly doubt the fourth is the final game. There will at least be a compelation-game which is all four games in one or one that is a re-creation from scratch but with full animations and 3D rendered office (and maybe FINALLY resolution options)

Oh I didn't notice the release date in the GD thread. OK, this could possibly work. Maybe he can add in more mechanics with the extra time on his hands. I doubt that this will be the last one, though, the cash cow is just so damn lucrative.

Hopefully the way you absorb the story will be more akin to Five Nights at Freddy's and less Five Nights at Freddy's 2 and 3, because I practically had CoD Zombies mode PTSD when people figured out the story to 3.

Y'know, it would feel more appropriate to have the fifth game be the last. Then we have five five nights at freddys.

I gotta hand it to Scott Cawthon. While the release schedule makes Activision blush with envy, he made3 well received games, alone, in less than 2 years, and has a movie deal whose cash should be able to be used in a wise investment on a new project or for an early retirement. *hears about FNAF 4* Aw, come on! He said 3 would be the last. He really likes messing with the fanbase, with not saying 2 is a prequel until well into playing the game, releasing 3 out of the blue and now this. $5 says the movie will have some catch to it as well.

EvilRoy:
This guy is crazy prolific. Is it still a one man show?

At any rate, I'm not a huge fan of massive sequelising, but it seems more like he went down the path of some kind of undeclared episodic game system. Good on him that he has made this work.

Me too. It is sad when a creative mind get slaved by one franchise. I wish he would try things out of this comfort zone, specially because horror loses a lot of impact in sequels (you already know what are the basic elements).

Also, where the franchise can go after episode 3 which was a proper ending to the series? He has to do something new, an idea that would be better served in a new thing instead of being used in a safe old thing..

But there is the moneys. Fuck.

Hairless Mammoth:
*hears about FNAF 4* Aw, come on! He said 3 would be the last.

And Kojima said that 2, 3, 4 AND 5 would be the last Metal Gear Solid games... Only took him 'til the 5th to be finally true to his word.

Silentpony:
Well I know what I'll being doing Halloween Night(Hint: Probably having a beer and playing Amnesia. Also if I remember, check Homestar Runner for a Toon now that they're back)

Btw, There's a new toon up. It's a new Email. Also, on the mater of FNAF4, to quote MST3K:"END! END!"

I would like to think this 4th game will be the proper "birth" of the franchise that take place before 2. That way it could properly explained why Toy Freddy and co became possess eventhought the murdered childrens were bounded to the non toys version?

Grahav:

Me too. It is sad when a creative mind get slaved by one franchise. I wish he would try things out of this comfort zone, specially because horror loses a lot of impact in sequels (you already know what are the basic elements).

Also, where the franchise can go after episode 3 which was a proper ending to the series? He has to do something new, an idea that would be better served in a new thing instead of being used in a safe old thing..

But there is the moneys. Fuck.

[*shrugs*] Another prequel maybe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAZsBEELqPw

Replace the word tits with idiots and replace you cant with you can and you got exactly what the devs of this game are thinking

Scarim Coral:
I would like to think this 4th game will be the proper "birth" of the franchise that take place before 2. That way it could properly exaplined why Toy Freddy and co became possess eventhought the murdered childrens were bounded to the non toys version?

Well, as far as I know: They weren't. They were just doing what they're supposed to do - but didn't do it properly. That is, roam the building and find intruders. Just that YOU were for some reason considered an intruder as well...
They only got possessed for Night 6.

flying_whimsy:
I am genuinely excited about this: I've really enjoyed the story and I love watching some of my favorite youtubers play the series. Maybe now we'll find out what happened to the original freddy and bonnie.

I really enjoy the brisk release schedule, as I think anything more drawn out would lose appeal.

I'm excited about the new Living Tombstone song that should follow a few months later.

How does this guy make these games so fast? The first one came out less than a year ago. If only Valve would hire him...

Olas:
How does this guy make these games so fast? The first one came out less than a year ago. If only Valve would hire him...

The games mostly consist of 2D images and pre-rendered animations, so beyond coming up with the story (which doesn't really get a graceful presentation in the game) and designing new animatronics in various positions, I can't imagine it's a whole lot of work compared to somebody working in 3D.

OMFG another one? Another round of uninspired fan art, blindly referencing the game, and with no original thought, being shoved in my face all over the internet. Unavoidable, obnoxious, and worst of all, *BORING!* Why can't everyone just let this die, already?

 

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