Five Nights At Freddy’s Creator Retires Amid Controversy

A creepy Freddy Fazbear animatronic sits in a dark room.

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Scott Cawthon, the unbiased developer greatest referred to as the creator of the Five Nights at Freddy collection, has announced his retirement from skilled sport improvement.

“I’ve had a blessed, fulfilling, and rich career,” Cawthon wrote on his private web site. “I’ve been shown great kindness and I’ve tried to show great kindness in return. I’ve tried to make some good games (let the debate ensue), and I’ve witnessed the creation of possibly the most creative and talented fanbase on the planet.”

“But right here on the seventh anniversary of the primary sport’s trailer, as I understand that I used to be in my mid-30s once I created the collection and now I’m approaching my mid-40s, I understand that I miss numerous issues that I acquired to concentrate on earlier than Five Nights at Freddy’s grew to become so successful,” Cawthon continued. “I miss making games for my kids, I miss doing it just for fun, and I miss making RPGs even though I stink at it. All of this is to say that I am retiring.”

This doesn’t imply the tip of Five Nights at Freddy’s, nevertheless, as Cawthon plans to decide on another person to supervise “running the show.” A brand new installment within the long-running collection, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach, is predicted to return out later this yr and a film is in manufacturing at Blumhouse.

Cawthon lately came under fire after financial records confirmed that he had been making donations to controversial U.S. politicians, together with former president Donald Trump and Senate minority chief Mitch McConnell, for a lot of years. Cawthon responded to the general public backlash by reiterating his beliefs whereas additionally claiming to have love for the LGBTQ+ members of his fanbase, regardless of supporting highly effective individuals who have completed every little thing they’ll to hurt them.

“I’m a Republican. I’m a Christian. I’m pro-life. I believe in God,” Cawthon wrote in a now-locked Reddit thread. “I also believe in equality, and in science, and in common sense. Despite what some may say, all of those things can go together. That’s not an apology or promise to change, it’s the way it’s always been.”

Since Cawthon’s announcement went stay, social media has been inundated with messages of appreciation for his work. The hashtag #ThankYouScott is at present among the many high three trending Twitter matters within the United States.


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