While the early release of Five Nights at Freddy’s world should have been good news it has met with disaster. Now it appears that the fallout has come to a sad end, with the game being pulled from Steam.
This outcome was revealed on the Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 Community page where game developer Scott Cawthon shared the news and a few details about where the game will go from this point on:
“Hi everyone, 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. I’ve also asked Valve to make it so that the game can be refunded regardless of the amount of the time it has been owned, meaning that anyone can get a refund at any time. It may take them a while to set that up, but it will be in place soon.
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.
I appreciate your support, and I encourage you all to refund your Steam game (even if you enjoyed the game), and download the new version when it becomes available on GameJolt. :)”
While this may be seen as a lesson on how not to release a game too early, it is also sad news. The Five Nights at Freddy’s series of games are popular, especially in the way they are designed for streaming so the release was met with excitement. Hopefully with its release as a free game on GameJolt when it is ready it can still gain some positive hype from the fans.
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