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Scott Cawthon takes down the new Roblox Five Nights at Freddy’s game

There’s an official Five Nights at Freddy’s game on Roblox, but the initial fan reception isn't good as the game is riddle with issues.

Roblox Five Nights at Freddy's game key art showing Freddy looming over avatars

December 21, 2023: We have updated the original story following the response of FNAF creator Scott Cawthon

There’s a new Roblox Five Nights at Freddy’s game, and unlike FNAF Pizza Party, this one is 100% official. Didn’t see that coming, did you? We certainly didn’t, but as lovers of FNAF and Roblox, we’re certainly happy to see it following the release of the movie in October of this year. However, that happiness may be short-lived as the game doesn’t appear to be the best functioning experience out there and has already been taken down, but Scott Cawthon, the creator of FNAF has something to say about that.

We discovered the new game Five Nights at Freddy’s: Survival Crew, thanks to KreekCraft over on X (formerly known as Twitter). If you’re familiar with the FNAF games, you can likely guess what’s happening in the new Roblox horror game. Just like any other installment in the franchise, you need to evade the various animatronics that take their jobs a little bit too seriously.

Once again, you happen to be a member of the security, which is just fantastic because nothing ever happens to the security guard in these games. You need to be on your guard, trust your instincts, and use everything to your advantage if you’re to survive. Luckily, you’re not in this fight alone, as in a similar vein to Dead by Daylight, there are numerous players that take on the role of security while someone else runs around as one of the popular animatronics.

FNAF’s Freddy, FNAF’s Bonnie, FNAF’s Chica, and FNAF’s Foxy all feature as the playable animatronics, and they’re just as terrifying in this Roblox experience as they are in the main games. It’s important to note that the game is currently in beta, so you may come across some performance issues that the developer, Metaverse Team Frights, is currently working on.

A screenshot of the new Five Nights at Freddy's game

All of that sounds promising right? So what’s the issue? Well, following spotting the game thanks to KreekCraft, we then were pointed in the direction of a Reddit thread courtesy of JonnyBlox on X. One look at the thread shows that players aren’t happy with the current state of the game, and after diving in ourselves we have to agree that it’s not the smoothest game out there. In fact, we had to reload multiple times as we couldn’t select anything on the main menu.

Well, if you take a glance at the Reddit thread, you can see a response from Scott Cawthon, the creator of FNF himself, and to say he’s not pleased with the state of the game is an understatement. He says that “this is a game in its infancy; temp assets; temp gameplay, unfinished everything. The fact that it got dropped today suddenly on the public just blows my mind.”

Cawthon goes on to explain that “apparently there was a huge misunderstanding when I approved a skin, and it was interpreted as RELEASE THE GAME. I obviously took the game down immediately. So despite how difficult it might be to overlook this… well, no, I don’t think this can be overlooked. It was a huge blunder.”

Following that, Cawthon has five words that should fill fans with hope, “I will fix in 2024.” We can’t wait to see the game when it finally releases properly, and have no doubt that it will be what the fans want. In the meantime, make sure you check out our Monopoly Go free dice and Coin Master free spins guides if you want some freebies.