Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 fans might need to prepare themselves for the series being over. While developer Scott Cawthon has been putting out the now three-fold series incredibly quickly, new hints have popped up online that seem to whisper at the end. The biggest sign of all that Cawthon could be done and finished with the trilogy is a simple picture showing up on his website.
Cawthon has been giving Five Nights at Freddy’s fans little teasers about upcoming games with pictures on the website containing heavy clues. These clues are only viewable if visitors actually change the contrast on their computer screen. As Gamezebo points out, the current picture on the website is simply a top hat sitting on the floor in the dark. There doesn’t appear to be anything hidden behind the frame, and guesses seem to estimate this means the end of the series.
Of course, the developer himself isn’t saying whether Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is indeed the final story, but there are also apparent hints inside the game that lend credence to the rumors. Those who don’t want to know how the game ends should stop reading now, because that’s the other ammo when it comes to trying to divine if the story is truly over.
At the end of Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, a newspaper clipping floats by that claims the amusement park in the game has burned to the ground. This also indicates the children’s souls are free and that the “Purple Man” cannot kill anymore. That seems to be the developer clapping his hands and walking away from the series.
Of course, it should be pointed out that this third game in the series actually took the storyline in a different direction anyway. The first two games were centered around a pizza parlor filled with animatronic animals, including Freddy Fazbear. This third installment actually takes place 30 years after the second game and is centered around the amusement park built to scare its visitors. Since Cawthon has already taken fans down a different path, there’s certainly the possibility he could be doing it again.
If the series is indeed over, the developer also isn’t talking. Of course, it would behoove him to keep quiet and keep people wondering. If Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the final installment, then it does indeed go out with a bang.