Five Nights at Freddy’s World has been removed from Steam, designer Scott Cawthon announced on the online platforms community forums.
In the post to the Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 forum, Cawthon conveyed his disappointment for the released product.
“Even though the game had a ‘Very Positive’ rating with 87 [percent], I was not satisfied with the reviews and ratings it was getting,” he said. “For that reason, I’ve decided to remove the game from Steam.”
Cawthon also clarified that anyone who purchased the game can receive a full refund of the purchase price, adding the process for the refund “may take them a while to set that up, but it will be in place soon.”
Cawthon also announced that Five Nights at Freddy’s World will return, and when it does it will be available completely for free.
Cawthon is currently working to fix multiple issues within the RPG, such as basic features like stat pages and menus. He did not give a timetable for its return but when it is ready it will be hosted on GameJolt, as opposed to Steam.
Originally planned for a mid-February release, the colourful RPG spin off of the popular horror series dropped early last week with no warning. According to Polygon, following complaints of the seemingly rushed nature of the release, Cawthon admitted that his own excitement about the title lead to the regrettably early launch.