Last Updated on June 17, 2021
“Five Nights At Freddy’s” game designer Scott Cawthon has announced his retirement from developing or working on new titles in the FNAF franchise, days after being doxxed and threatened by a contingent of left-wing activists on Twitter who were upset with some of his donations to political figures.
“I’ve had a blessed, fulfilling, and rich career,” Cawthon wrote in a blog post on his website this week. “I’ve been shown great kindness and I’ve tried to show great kindness in return. I’ve tried to make some good games (let the debate ensue), and I’ve witnessed the creation of possibly the most creative and talented fanbase on the planet.”
The FNAF creator continued, “I miss making games for my kids, I miss doing it just for fun, and I miss making rpgs even though I stink at it. All of this to say that I am retiring. I have been shown tremendous love and support over this last week, a lot of which has come from the LGBTQ community. The kindness shown to me has been surreal.”
“Is this the end of FNAF? No,” Cawthon stated. “This just means that someone else will eventually be running the show; someone of my choosing, and someone that I trust. We will have to wait and see how it all plays out, but an announcement will be made at some point.”
The statement concluded with Cawthon asking FNAF to respect his decision to retire, and stating, “What a blessed career I’ve had; what wonderful people I’ve met; and what a tremendous blessing to have been able to know all of you. Thank you so much. See you on the flipside.”
As National File previously reported, Cawthon had released a statement on Reddit in which he made clear that he would not apologize or submit to the woke mob, and revealed that people had threatened to come to his home after his personal information had been posted online. A Twitter mob had pushed Cawthon’s name to the trending page of Twitter last week, making bizarre comparisons of the game designer to “literal fascists” because he donated money to Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, and Tulsi Gabbard.