“Five Nights At Freddy’s” was first released two years ago, and its creator, Scott Cawthon, celebrated the anniversary with seven theory-fueling development teasers of beloved animatronics and the Purple Man.
The lead comes to IBT via images that were recently posted, and removed, from the Scott Games website.
While there’s not too much to say about them specifically, we’ve secured mirrors so that all Freddy Fazbear fanatics can get a sneak peek at what these beloved characters looked like before they took the world by storm. The nostalgia began with individual renders of Freddy, Bonnie, Chica and Foxy and was separated by office shots of Bonnie and Chica later in the day. As for the grand finale, a complete Purple Man model from “Five Nights At Freddy’s 3” was revealed in all of its gross, 3D glory.
As is the case with most “Five Nights At Freddy’s” happenings, this anniversary event wouldn’t be complete without its fair share of analysis and theorizing. The Purple Man was obviously the most interesting subject in this regard. Judging by the model’s eyes, it seems a popular fan theory has been disproven. As franchise fans will know, the Purple Man takes the mechanical form of Springtrap in “Five Nights At Freddy’s 3.” However, contrary to past assumption, the animatronic’s eyes are not human.
The eyes in this character design are different from Springtrap’s, so that essentially confirms that the purple villain’s eyes actually popped out when he was pressed inside the spring lock suit. It’s a nasty detail, admittedly, but it’s cool nonetheless.
Also worth pointing out is that the render of Foxy doesn’t feature the character’s trademark hooked arm at all. At first glance, it appears that the sprinting fox was essentially a reskin of the Freddy model. The hook was seemingly something that was added later on. Beyond that, the rest of the images are more eye candy than theory bait.
“Five Nights At Freddy’s” reached historic levels of fandom when it was released two summers ago, and, since then, Cawthon has been passively candid about the series’ development process. At the end of “Five Nights At Freddy’s 3,” blurred newspaper text revealed similar musings about character development. It’s also been confirmed that his next game, “Five Nights At Freddy’s Sister Location,” will offer the same kind of insider material.
“Five Nights At Freddy’s” is available now as a four-game series for PC and mobile devices. “Sister Location” is expected to release later this year.
What do you think of these development teasers? Do they tell us any more about the story behind Freddy Fazbear? Let us know in the comments section!