The video game industry is not as easy as you think, especially for the people actually designing the game. Five Nights At Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon has been enjoying the success of his series. He’s enjoyed it so much that Five Nights At Freddy’s was on its 6th iteration…until today.
Cawthon posted a statement on Steam letting his fans know that working on FNaF 6 has been putting heavy pressure on him.
So, after giving this a lot of thought; I’ve decided that I’m going to stop working on it. I’m not going to reveal anything else about what the game was, and I’ve asked other people involved to never divulge anything either. It’s just not going to be talked about.
Cawthon also mentions that he’s not totally done working on games.
Does this mean that I’m going to stop working on games altogether? No, that’s not what it means at all. It just means that I want to get back to what made game-making enjoyable in the first place. It also doesn’t mean that I’m abandoning FNaF. In fact, the first game that I’d like to make would be something for you guys. Remember Foxy Fighters from Update 2? I loved working on that game. It was a lot of fun, and it took a lot of the pressure off me knowing that it was just for the fans of the games. That’s the kind of project that I’d like to work on again. Maybe I’ll try my hand at a pizzeria tycoon game, who knows. The point is that it would be something for fun, and something for the fans. 🙂
It’s just crazy how much working on video games for 12 hours + a day can take a toll on you. Some people go sleepless days working on games as they have deadlines they need to attend to. You end up losing sight of yourself. Your body needs to rest! You need to take breaks and enjoy the world.