Five Nights at Freddy's World, the new RPG from series developer Scott Cawthon is no more -- at least on Steam. The game's store page has been deactivated, and the game is no longer being offered for sale on the platform.
Buyers will be able to get refunds on the title no matter how much they've played, at Cawthon's request. What's more, he's planning to further improve the game and release it for free in the future.
This news comes in the wake of apologies from Cawthon for the state of the game; he admitted that it lacked "features that any good RPG would have" on release.
His full statement on the Five Nights at Freddy's World situation is reproduced below:
Hi everyone, I wanted to make a post about the fate of FNaF World. Even though the game had a "Very Positive" rating with 87%, I was not satisfied with the reviews and ratings it was getting.
For that reason, I've decided to remove the game from Steam. I've also asked Valve to make it so that the game can be refunded regardless of the amount of the time it has been owned, meaning that anyone can get a refund at any time. It may take them a while to set that up, but it will be in place soon.
I'm still going to work on FNaF World and polish it up. I'm busy creating a fully 3D overworld for the game. When I'm ready to update the game, I will replace the demo currently on GameJolt with the full game. From this point forward, the game will always 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. :)