After his initial apology and promise to re-release “FNAF World,” creator of the “Five Nights at Freddy’s” franchise Scott Cawthon has announced a few more steps he’s taking to make amends to fans.
According to a post on Steam, Scott Cawthon plans to release an updated version of “FNAF World” on Gamejolt and Steam for free. In addition, Cawthon announced that a full refund will be issued to fans who purchased the game previously on Steam.
Cawthon started out his announcement by explaining his unhappiness with the ratings from players, ultimately deciding to remove “FNAF World” from the Steam platform all together.
“I wanted to make a post about the fate of FNaF World. Even though the game had a ‘Very Positive’ rating with 87%, I was not satisfied with the reviews and ratings it was getting. For that reason, I’ve decided to remove the game from Steam,” said Cawthon.
The horror game creator then announced plans for a refund to those who purchased the game previously, no matter how long the game had been played. Cawthon believes it may take Valve, the company behind the Steam game platform, a while before they can set up the refunds, but it should be available soon.
Finally, Cawthon explained his plans for a new “FNAF World” that would take place of the free demo on GameJolt and remain free in all future versions.
“I’m still going to work on FNaF World and polish it up. I’m busy creating a fully 3D overworld for the game. When I’m ready to update the game, I will replace the demo currently on GameJolt with the full game. From this point forward, the game will always be free on GameJolt AND Steam,” said Cawthon.
Though some may have been disappointed by “FNAF World,” it appears that Cawthon is dedicated to making the last “Five Nights at Freddy’s” game worthy of the rest of the franchise.