Scott Cawthon has used a very unorthodox approach to announcing games, interacting with the community and setting expectations. Well, his latest game, Five Nights at Freddy's Sister Location, is apparently so unorthodox that he thinks that the game might be too mature for some gamers. For this reason, he's said he was going to delay the game to get it right. Then it turned out he was just messing with everybody.
I wanted to create experiences that would really have an impact on people. I feel like I got to do that with the first few games, but somehow I feel like I let myself get too dark with this one. Things went sideways, and I look at this game now and am unsure how it will affect people.
He explains that he's in a bit of weird spot with the game and that he was unsure if he should follow his heart or follow the audience and give them what they deserve.
Cawthon also laments the news articles from gaming websites and bloggers frustrated about the supposed delay of the game due to the new Five Nights at Freddy's being too dark, too mature and too horrific for gaming audiences.
This led Cawthon to offering a solution for the problem: two different versions of the game, with the "official" release launching at a later time. He says in the lengthy post that he wants to do what he wants to do, but he also wants to give fans something they deserve, writing...
I would recommend that real fans of the games, and real followers of the lore, wait a few months until I'm able to really make something that everyone can enjoy, and something that can still be scary!
Cawthon states that he's releasing the existing version of Five Nights at Freddy's Sister Location in parts and that the game is absolutely not for the squeamish. He proceeds to say that he will upload those parts onto Game Jolt because releasing the full game at once would destroy Game Jolt's servers.
However, if you click on the Game Jolt link, you'll be taken to the page only to realize that the whole thing is a massive troll by Cawthon.
After enough people downloaded the fake Five Nights at Freddy's Sister Location troll game from Game Jolt, Cawthon went back in and edited the Steam post to reveal that the newest game is actually not delayed and that it's set to arrive on schedule.
The Sister Location troll game from Game Jolt is just an 8-bit splash screen where gamers can buy traps and a kid in a Freddy Fazbear mask is sitting by a camp fire.
In the edited post, Cawthon states that the game is set for release on "Friday". So we can assume that Five Nights at Freddy's Sister Location is actually due to drop this Friday, but knowing how Cawthon likes to troll people we'll actually have to wait and see if that actually happens.