Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon revealed Wednesday on Reddit that Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach has been delayed to late 2021. This is the game’s second delay, but Cawthon is offering players a free game as an apology.
“As you all know, Security Breach was originally planned to come out at the end of 2020, but as we kept working on it and kept adding to it, it just kept getting bigger and bigger and needed more time to finish,” Cawthon wrote. “And now, again, I’ve made the decision to put more time and money into it to make sure it’s finished properly, and that means a late 2021 release instead of an early 2021 release like I had originally wanted. It will be worth it!”
However, Cawthon revealed he had released a free game on GameJolt to assuage disappointed fans. “I know it’s disappointing, but I didn’t want you all to walk away empty handed so I made something for the community,” he wrote.
Cawthon’s game is called Security Breach: Fury’s Rage. It is modeled after classic sidescrolling beat ’em ups like Streets of Rage. It is free to download and play now.
Unfortunately, Five Nights at Freddy’s is merely the latest game series to face COVID-19 related delays and setbacks. But players can certainly agree that dropping a free game by way of apology is a classy move. Fury’s Rage will keep us busy for a while.