In a post to the community forum page for Five Nights at Freddy's 4, now the most recent release in the series available on Steam, Cawthon wrote of his disappointment with the role-playing game.
"Even though the game had a 'Very Positive' rating with 87 [percent], I was not satisfied with the reviews and ratings it was getting," he said. "For that reason, I've decided to remove the game from Steam."
He also confirmed that anyone who owned the game can receive a refund for their purchase. That system "will be in place soon," he added.
Five Nights at Freddy's World will return, however, and when it does it will be available completely for free, this time on GameJolt. Cawthon is currently working on polishing up the game, which launched without basic features like stat pages and certain menus. He did not give a timetable for its return.
Originally planned for a mid-February launch, the surprising RPG spinoff of Cawthon's horror franchise arrived last week with no prior warning. Following complaints of the seemingly rushed nature of the release, Cawthon admitted that his own excitement about the title lead to the regrettably early launch.
Trailer: Five Nights at Freddy's World
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