Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon is currently looking into the possibility of bringing the original survival horror games to consoles. In a post on Steam, Cawthon said that the popular franchise could be making its way to next-gen consoles next year.
In a response surrounding console ports, Cawthon said: “I’m talking with a few companies who are interested in doing console remakes of the original games,”
Although Cawthon didn’t go into any other details, he implied that a remake wouldn’t hit consoles till at least 2017. In response to questions surrounding a Wii U port, he said he doubted it would “still be a thing” by the time Five Nights at Freddy’s made it onto consoles. As Nintendo’s newest gaming platform – the NX – is expected to launch in March 2017, this makes chances of a FNaF port even slimmer (via. Polygon).
Cawthon didn’t reveal the particular games he was planning to bring to consoles, but the series’ ominous original, as well as its main sequels, are likely console contenders.
The most recent installment in the popular survival-horror series in Five Nights at Freddy’s 4, which launched on Android, iOS and PC in 2015. A decidedly fluffier RPG surrounding the typically dark and decrepit franchise was recently released, only to be pulled from sale after Cawthon admitted he released the game “too early”. A spin-off of the series – Sister Location – is currently in progress. A teaser website was recently launched, sporting an eery, mechanical face and the game’s prospective title. The game is rumoured to take place in areas outside the security offices featured in the previous FNaF games.
Cawthon has also written a novel surrounding the events of the dark series, named The Silver Eyes, and a film adaptation is currently in progress.