‘Five Nights at Freddy’s World’ removed from Steam
Five Nights at Freddy’s, the jump-scare franchise depicted above that YouTubers love to make reaction videos to, has just joined company with Afro Samurai: it’s had a release pulled from Steam due to poor reviews. Developer Scott Cawthon writes on the Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 Steam listing that even though Five Nights at Freddy’s World might have had a “very positive” rating at 87 percent, he’s removing it because he wasn’t happy with the reviews and ratings it’d been garnering. He’s also requested that Steam-owner Valve remove the time limit from purchase refunds, so that no matter how long has passed between purchase and return, customers will get their money back.
Previously, that expired once two weeks had passed. “It may take them awhile to set that up, but it will be in place soon,” Cawthon writes. “I’m still going to work on FNaF World and polish it up.”
Cawthon says he’s polishing the game (Kotaku says that the original version was “kind of terrible”) and will add a 3D overworld to the distinctly light-hearted role-playing game and that once he’s finished, it’ll be free. “I appreciate your support, and I encourage you all to refund your Steam game (even if you enjoyed the game), and download the new version when it becomes available on GameJolt.” he writes. So there you have it: a game developer admits in earnest that he or she released an unfinished product and wants to make it up to the fans immediately. Refreshing, no?