Popular indie horror series Five Nights At Freddy’s is being remade for consoles, creator Scott Cawthon has confirmed. When asked by a fan yesterday on the Steam page for Five Nights At Freddy’s 4 if there were any plans to port any of the main entry games to consoles, Cawthon responded by saying the project was already in the works.
“Actually, yes! It will happen. I’m talking with a few companies who are interested in doing console remakes of the original games.”
Rather than porting the current PC versions directly to console though, Cawthon says the console releases “will not be ported,” but remade entirely from the ground-up, further stating that he will likely need help from third-party studios to develop them due to the limitations of the Clickteam engine that the current iterations run on, but hopes to see the situation change in the future.
I’m hoping that Clickteam eventually has that kind of functionality built in, as it would greatly increase it’s ability to compete with other engines like Unity. But right now, having to go to 3rd parties each time I want to port a game isn’t a good long term solution.
Five Nights At Freddy’s casts the player in the role of a security guard on the night shift at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza restaurant that turns out to house several murderous animatronic animals that want nothing more than to try turn you into a corpse. You must survive several nights on the trot by monitoring the building with surveillance cameras and reacting to their movement patterns accordingly.
The most recent (and last) game in the series, Five Nights At Freddy’s 4, was released in 2015 on PC, iOS and Android devices.