“Five Nights At Freddy’s Sister Location” releases in a few weeks, so series creator Scott Cawthon has shed some light on sequel possibilities, features and more in various Steam community posts.
Among the new revelations, the most surprising fact is that, unlike its “Five Nights At Freddy’s” predecessors, “Sister Location” doesn’t have any planned follow ups. “That all depends,” Cawthon told one inquisitive fan. “‘Sister Location’ is different from the other games and is very story-driven. We'll just have to wait and see how people respond.” It was further confirmed that “as of now however, there aren't any plans for a sequel.”
In that single quote, not only does Cawthon admit that the upcoming spinoff might be a standalone effort, but he also describes it as something new. This latter sentiment was elaborated on when Cawthon hinted that some of the franchise’s most beloved modes wouldn’t work for this product. When probed about the possibility of a custom night feature, for example, Scott clarified that “having a custom night wouldn't really work with ‘Sister Location’ [because] It's a very different experience than the other games.”
In previous “Five Nights At Freddy’s” titles, players could select custom night to make a level of their own difficulty setting. Typically this meant cranking all values to their highest levels and attempting to withstand the challenge. The fact that a staple like that doesn’t work in “Sister Location” means that it must have a very different mechanical base. Could it be that there aren’t as many animatronics during each night or that defending against them isn’t actually the goal this time?
Those kinds of details will be known when “Five Nights At Freddy’s Sister Location” releases on Oct. 7. Unlike past installments, Cawthon insists that this game will “release on the right date” as he continues to add “little details that make the game better.”
Until then, the rest of the “Five Nights At Freddy’s” series is available now on PC and mobile devices.
Will Scott Cawthon change his mind and make a “Sister Location” sequel? Will the spinoff really be that different? Tell us in the comments section!