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Five Nights at Freddy's 4 gets an official trailer

Five Nights at Freddy's 4
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The first half of this Five Nights at Freddy's 4 trailer is the worst. Click. Something is going to happen. Click. Something has to happen. Click. It just keeps getting worse. Click. I can't take any more!

I don't think there's any question that the best horror games are the ones that use restraint. Monster closets are fine for what they do, but the fear of what might be out there, hiding in the dark? As anyone who's crept through the Shalebridge Cradle can tell you, that's a whole 'nother kind of scary.

It came to light yesterday that the release of Five Nights at Freddy's 4 has been moved up, from its originally planned launch on Halloween to August 8. Five Nights creator Scott Cawthon hasn't confirmed the change, but given the timing of the trailer, I think it's fair to say that the nearer release date is looking pretty solid.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.