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Five Nights at Freddy's in talks to make the jump to consoles

But don't count on a Wii U port

Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon is in talks to port the original games to consoles, according to a post on Steam. Cawthon told fans on the series' Steam community that the popular indie survival horror franchise, currently exclusive to PC and mobile, could be heading to current-gen systems.

"I'm talking with a few companies who are interested in doing console remakes of the original games," he said in response to a thread about potential console ports.

No further details were given, although he did indirectly hint that these remakes won't arrive until at least 2017. When asked if a Wii U port was in discussion, he expressed doubt that it would still "be a thing" by the time Five Nights at Freddy's is ready to come to consoles. Nintendo's next gaming platform, the NX, is expected to launch — and effectively replace Wii U — in March 2017.

Although he didn't specify which games in particular he was talking about bringing to consoles, it's likely Cawthon meant the main, numbered games in the Five Nights at Freddy's series. The most recent of these, Five Nights at Freddy's 4, hit Android, iOS and Windows PC in 2015.

Since then, Cawthon has released — and pulled from sale — a role-playing game based on the series. A spinoff, Sister Location, is now in development. Cawthon has also written a novel companion to the Five Nights at Freddy's games, and a feature film is currently in the works.

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