Five Nights at Freddy’s RPG spin-off pulled from Steam, refunds offered

by on January 26, 2016

The Five Nights at Freddy’s RPG spin-off, FNaF World, has been pulled from Steam by it’s creator who has offered all customers who have purchased the game full refunds, regardless of how long they have played it.

Scott Cawthorn, the game’s one-man dev team, removed the game from the Steam marketplace yesterday stating the he was “not satisfied with the reviews and ratings it was getting”. The game had reportedly had a Steam Rating of “Very Positive”, despite an onslaught of negative reviews criticising the game’s rushed production.

In a post on the Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 Steam Page, Cawthorn said: “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.”

The Five Nights at Freddy’s series has received both wide praise and criticism from the wider gaming community, ever since it skyrocketed in popularity after becoming a hit with YouTubers. Fans have relished in the deep lore and ever-popular jumpscares while others have criticised the series’ relentless release schedule with four games have been released in less than 12 months.