Five Nights at Freddy’s Creator Announces Retirement After Controversy

Scott Cawthon, the creator of the beloved horror series Five Nights at Freddy’s has announced his retirement. This announcement comes not long after controversy broke out over him funding US Republican candidates.

Five Nights at Freddy’s had huge success back in 2014 with huge gaming YouTubers such as Markiplier and PewDiePie posting playthrough videos. Some of these videos reached close to 100 million views and made the game well recognised amongst gamers.

The announcement of his retirement was made on his website, 7 years after the first game’s trailer.

But here on the seventh anniversary of the first game’s trailer, as I realize that I was in my mid-30’s when I created the series and now I’m approaching my mid-40’s, 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 to say I am retiring.

Scott Cawthon, read the full statement on

In the statement, he also confirms that the Five Nights at Freddy’s series will not be ending. Scott writes “Is this the end of FNAF? No. This just means that someone else will eventually be running the show”.

I’m sure fans of the series are delighted to hear that it won’t be ending anytime soon.

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