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‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ creator retires while facing backlash

By Arthur Apostol Published Jun 18, 2021 4:19 pm

Creator of Freddy Fazbear, Scott Cawthon, has recently announced that he will be retiring from making Five Nights at Freddy’s games on his website scottgames.com.

"I realize that I miss a lot of things that I got to focus on before FNAF became such a success. I miss making games for my kids, I miss doing it just for fun, and I miss making rpgs even though I stink at it. All of this is to say that I am retiring," Cawthon said.

Five Nights at Freddy’s gained worldwide popularity months after the release of its first game and has led to multiple games and other media.

"I've had a blessed, fulfilling and rich career. I've tried to make some good games (let the debate ensue), and I've witnessed the creation of possibly the most creative and talented fanbase on the planet," said Cawthon.

However, the developer has faced backlash in past days, specifically from the LGBTQIA+ community, as he confirmed that he financially backed Republican party candidates, including Donald Trump.

"I exercised my right, and my duty, as an American citizen, to vote for and support the candidates who I felt could best run the country, for everyone, and that's something that I won't apologize for," Cawthon said in a Reddit post.

"If I get cancelled, then I get cancelled. I don't do this for the money anymore; I do it because I enjoy it. If people think I'm doing more harm than good now, then maybe it's better that I get cancelled and retire. I would accept that. I've had a fulfilling career. Besides, most things that people can take from you are things that never had much value to begin with," he added.

The developer said that he will use his retirement to finally focus on his family

Cawthon also affirmed fans that this will not be the end of his creation, adding that he will just pass it on to someone else

"Is this the end of FNAF? No.This just means that someone else will eventually be running the show; someone of my choosing, and someone that I trust. We will have to wait and see how it all plays out, but an announcement will be made at some point.," he said.

(Images from Steam)