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Five Nights At Freddy’s Creator Scott Cawthon Announces Retirement After Political Donation Backlash

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Scott Cawthon, finest generally known as the creator of the indie breakout Five Nights at Freddy’s, has introduced in a post on his website that he’s retiring from his present function within the collection. This announcement follows the latest surfacing and criticism of Cawthon’s financial political contributions.

Cawthon begins the publish by reminiscing about followers having despatched him letters and fan artwork through the years. Five Nights at Freddy’s launched nearly seven years in the past and, in that point, many followers of the collection related with the characters, video games, and even Scott Cawthon himself. “I’ve had a blessed, fulfilling, and rich career. I’ve been shown great kindness and I’ve tried to show great kindness in return,” Cawthon writes in his retirement publish.

Scott continues the publish by speaking concerning the passage of time and the way creating video games has transitioned from one thing he would do in his free time for enjoyable and for his youngsters. Getting to the crux of the announcement Cawthon says, “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.”

While he mentions the LGBTQ group, Scott has been strongly criticized just lately over his contributions to politicians who’ve supported laws or have views that many consider don’t favor this marginalized group. An inventory of Cawthon’s donations in recent times made its rounds not way back. Some of the campaigns he supported embody Devin Nunes, Ben Carson, Tulsi Gabbard, and former President of the United States Donald Trump. Cawthon’s retirement publish doesn’t point out that these donations are related to his retirement, however he has just lately defended his actions in a prolonged Reddit post titled “My response, and maybe last post.” That title and the contents inside his response level strongly on the latest backlash being the reason for Cawthon’s departure from the Freddy’s collection.

“Even if there were candidates who had better things to say to the LGBT community directly, and bigger promises to make, I believed that their stances on other issues would have ended up doing much greater harm to those communities than good,” Cawthon wrote on Reddit after itemizing candidates he supported and why. Further in, Scott says, “I’ve always been supportive of creators, and have tried to treat everyone fairly, and treat everyone with dignity and respect. I’ve never cared about anyone’s race, religion, gender, or orientation. I just treat people as people, everyone the same, and because of that, I’ve ended up with a very diverse group of people that I’ve worked with over the years.”

Cawthon might need even foreshadowed his retirement publish from Wednesday evening: “If I get cancelled, then I get cancelled. I don’t do this for the money anymore; I do it because I enjoy it. If people think I’m doing more harm than good now, then maybe it’s better that I get cancelled and retire. I would accept that. I’ve had a fulfilling career.”

Though Cawthon is resigning as the top of the Five Nights at Freddy’s, the collection will proceed with somebody he chooses and may belief as a successor. Cawthon says he has one want as he offers up management of the property he created, “I only ask that my fanbase respect my decision. I will still be around, just not in the capacity that I used to be. 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.”

There’s at present no phrase on what this announcement means for the beforehand introduced Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach from Steel Wool Studios which is scheduled to launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC someday in 2021.

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