After what can at best be described as a troubled launch, developer Scott Cawthon has removed Five Nights at Freddy’s World from Steam.
The game launched with a number of bugs and missing features, with Cawthon admitting that: There are a lot of features that this game should have had before release, features that I was told about, but ignored and didn’t implement. I got too eager to show the things that were finished, that I neglected to pay attention to the things that weren’t. I’m going to fix this… I’m sorry. I will continue to add features to the game and make it right.”
Now the developer has removed the game from sale entirely.
Even though the game had a ‘Very Positive’ rating with 87 per cent, I was not satisfied with the reviews and ratings it was getting,” he said in a new post.
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.”