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Five Nights at Freddy's 4 launch moves a whole lot closer

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Five Nights at Freddy's 4 was originally slated to come out on Halloween, an appropriate date given its creeptastic subject matter. But now it appears that the timing has changed, and that it will actually be invading your head space and hard drives a lot sooner than expected.

The move forward was revealed by Five Nights creator Scott Cawthon to YouTuber Dawko in an email saying, "I'm going to release Five Nights at Freddy's 4 on August 8th for the 1-year anniversary of Fight Nights at Freddy's." Lending credence to the change is a new Five Nights at Freddy's image posted on IndieDB (via Siliconera) entitled "8815"—08/08/2015—which is also now sitting at the front of the Scott Games website.

We've reached out to Cawthon to confirm the change, but at this point it looks pretty solid. Halloween won't be completely ignored, however. Scott added in his email that he's going to "keep it special" with a free update he'll put out on October 31.

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Andy Chalk

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.