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Dev pulls Five Nights At Freddy's World from sale

Refunds will be offered after Scott Cawthon unhappy with reviews

Five Nights at Freddy's World has been removed from Steam and developer Scott Cawthon has promised those who have already purchased the game a refund.

"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 explained in a Steam update.

"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."

The game wasn't even due for release until February 19 but appeared on Steam last week priced at $10, not a surprise for those who know Cawthon's release track record.

Cawthon added in the update that any further release of the game would be free.

"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."

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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 5 years ago
This is a total shame because many of the reviews that have been anti FNAF in the past are shit shoveled out by trolls who never liked the series in the first place and just pile on whenever Scott gets a new game out. It also sucks because he's done some brilliant non-FNAF games that are still worth playing and no one seems to know this because the FNAF series has become the main games he's known for.

Ah well. At least he didn't yank the game for good. I haven't played FNAFW yet, but it just jumped to the top of my wishlist and I'll be keeping an eye peeled for the new free version.
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