Five Nights at Freddy’s has become a cult horror franchise over the years, eventually seeing a virtual reality (VR) version arrive earlier this year from Steel Wool Studios. Last month Illumix announced work on an augmented reality (AR) version for mobile devices called Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery. Today, the studio has confirmed an Early Access release will take place in the next month whilst revealing a couple of other details about the experience.
Specifically designed for mobile gameplay, Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery won’t be a port of any of the previous titles. It will also be the first free-to-play videogame in the franchise.
As for Early Access, Illumix will be holding a timed EA period before 28th November, with the official launch to follow afterwards. If you want to register for the Early Access period you can do so at the official website. The studio notes that: “Early Access will be granted in batches on a first come, first served basis. Anyone that has pre-registered will have a chance to be granted access. Players with an Early Access Ticket will also receive a limited number of invitations so that they can play the game with their friends.”
“Illumix is committed to creating innovative AR content that is accessible to everyone. Our DNA is in community gaming, and we are excited to begin working directly with the fans to evolve our first title through our Early Access program,” said Illumix CEO Kirin Sinha in a statement.
Coming to both iOS and Android devices Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery looks set to become one of the first AR horror titles – alongside Night Terrors: Bloody Mary – where you’ll be able to explore your seemingly normal home and have all sorts of horrible mechanical creations suddenly appear from the dark – if you’re brave enough to play with the lights off.
Of course, if you want to get into the Halloween spirit before then, Five Nights At Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted is available for most VR headsets including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. As further details regarding Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery are released, VRFocus will keep you updated.