Five Nights At Freddy’s (FNAF) creator Scott Cawthorn has issued an apology after the release of FNAF World; the latest installment in the FNAF series. FNAF World is an RPG spinoff of the series, and while it currently has a ‘Very Positive’ rating on Steam the game is receiving some heavy criticism, leading to Cawthorn issuing the apology.
FNAF World was set for a release date of February 19th but as is the way with FNAF series the game got a surprise release yesterday. But many players have reported issues with the game, such as the lack of a stat page (something which is key to an RPG.
But Scott has issued an apology saying:
This isn’t exactly an announcement that I’m enjoying writing, but it’s one that I feel I owe to the community. You know, I’ve been accused of rushing my games ever since FNaF 1, but I’ve never felt that I’d released game too early… until now.
There are a lot of features that this game should have had before release, features that I was told about, but ignored and didn’t implement. Features such as being able to see what abilities do during battle, or being able to see a stats page for your characters. These are features that any good RPG would have.
I got too eager to show the things that were finished, that I neglected to pay attention to the things that weren’t. I’m going to fix this, and I’ll be updated the game with these features in the coming weeks. So I say this to a community that I’ve enjoyed and respected for over a year and a half now- I’m sorry. I will continue to add features to the game and make it right. “
Since the apology has been posted fans have shown their support on the FNAF World Steam page. Fans have posted comments on the Steam post showing their support for Cawthorn, stating they will wait for the update and they still enjoy the game regardless.