After the addled animatronic’s cuddlier ravamp in FNaF spin-off Five Nights at Freddy’s World was released last week, and after admitting that he released the game “too early,” developer Scott Cawthon has yoinked the RPG from sale on Steam (via. Polygon).
In an apology written on Steam yesterday, the developer explained his reasons for pulling FNaF World from sale:
“Even though the game had a ‘Very Positive’ rating with 87%, I was not satisfied with the reviews and ratings it was getting.”
After taking Fazbear down for maintenance, Cawthon intends to tweak the game, building “a fully 3D overworld”, as well as addressing the lack of explanations of special combat abilities cited in FNaF World’s original release, by including attack commands during battle. Cawthon also stated that once finished, the candy-striped horror spin-off will be made available on GameJolt, permanently free to download.
Although no arrival date for the updated version has surfaced yet, the developer has asked Valve to issue refunds to all who bought the game, regardless of whether or not it had been played for the minimum 2 hours usually required to request a refund from the site.