Five Nights at Freddy's 4 will be receiving a free update on Halloween. Today Scott Cawthon revealed on Steam that the update will include a look at his next game.
Cawthon's hoping to include a demo of this future game with the update. If he can't finish it in time, he'll still include some kind of preview. While he didn't spill any details on the project, he at least confirmed that it won't be Five Nights at Freddy's 5. I guess FNaF4 really is the "Final Chapter" after all:
It will be a real challenge to have even a small playable portion by Oct 31st. If a playable demo isn't ready by then, then at the very least there will be some sneak-peak content.
I imagine he'll stay in the horror genre. I think the runaway success of the Five Nights series has revealed there's a serious hunger for 80s-style horror games. Regardless, I'm glad he's forging ahead with something new. It takes a lot of courage not only to leave a hugely successful series behind but then also to dive into something entirely new.
The Halloween update also includes a lot of content for Five Nights at Freddy's 4. If you've beaten Night 6 of the game, you'll find a bunch of new features in the Extras menu including cheats, a challenge menu, and a "a twist on a familiar minigame" for the challenge mode.
What the update won't include, though, is an answer to FNaF4's greatest mystery. When the player completes the game on Nightmare mode, they're shown a locked metal box. When they try to open it, the game provides a cryptic message: "Perhaps some things are best left forgotten, for now."
Cawthon expected players to unravel the mystery behind the box by now. As he says, the community had done such a great job with uncovering every secret in the previous games. However, the mystery for FNAF4 hasn't been unraveled yet and he doesn't see the need to clear it up for everyone:
Somehow.... no one, not a single person, found the pieces. The story remains completely hidden. I guess most people assumed that I filled the game with random easter eggs this time. I didn't. What's in the box? It's the pieces put together. But the bigger question is- would the community accept it that way? The fact that the pieces have remained elusive this time strikes me as incredible, and special, a fitting conclusion in some ways, and because of that, I've decided that maybe some things are best left forgotten, forever.
Five Nights at Freddy's 4 debuted earlier this summer. You can play it on PC or mobile devices.