Five Nights at Freddy’s 4: The Final Chapter will launch on PC on August 8, a full 2 months and 23 days ahead of schedule. The game was originally supposed to come out on October 31, Halloween, but developer Scott Cawthon announced on Monday through various YouTube channels that the game will instead be released on August 8, the one year anniversary of the first game coming out.
However, FNaF fans will still have something to look forward to on Halloween. Cawthon stated that he will be releasing a free update for the game on Halloween to “keep the Halloween date special”.
It’s hard to believe that the entire Five Nights at Freddy’s saga hasn’t even existed for a full year yet. It’s rare to see a game have so many sequels on so short of a time, and even rarer to have a fanbase that endures through that many titles.
But despite being titled “The Final Chapter”, this isn’t the end of the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise. A film adaptation of the game is in the works, directed by Roy Lee (The Departed, The LEGO Movie) and Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions signed on as producers.