Another game Five Nights at Freddy recently released on Steam, and it looks immensely different from other titles in the series. It's called Pizza Simulator by Freddy Fazbear and it seems to be a big difference from the horror roots of the series.
From what you can deduce from your Steam store page, Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator is more like a collection of low-resolution minigames made for the Atari 2600. It is described as , "a fun Five Nights at Freddy's adventure with a lighter touch for the holidays." Players will be put in charge of their own restaurant, where they will make pizzas, feed hungry children and accumulate high scores The trailer of the game does not show much more than making pizzas and feeding the children, so it is not clear if the game includes more modern elements of the simulator.
However, the reviews of The Pizzeria simulator Freddy Fazbear suggests something else. Many of the comments of the users say that the game is not what it seems to be, urging those who are close to download it. The game is also enjoying very positive reviews and is absolutely free, so there are many reasons to try it.
There was evidence of a parallel project like this when creator Scott Cawthon announced the cancellation of Five Nights at Freddy's # 6 a few months ago. According to the official statement of Cawthon, he was finding it difficult to balance his life with the development of a new game, due to the growing expectations of the fans of each sequel. Immediately the development finished, leaving the destiny of the main series without clarity.
Cawthon could retrieve the series at a later date or it could focus on new and smaller projects, such as Pizza Simulator by Freddy Fazbear. It is possible that the series even transcends video games. A movie by Five Nights at Freddy was planned shortly after Warner Bros. acquired the rights in 2015, but never took off. Earlier this year, the Blumhouse horror studio secured the rights to the film, so a movie could still be on the table at some point in the future.
Pizzeria Simulator by Freddy Fazbear is now available on Steam.