Hey everyone, I’m Ray McCaffrey, executive producer on Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach. We’re very excited to start sharing gameplay details from what is easily the most ambitious Five Nights at Freddy’s yet, coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 December 16.
Security Breach is a first-person, survival horror game set in Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizzaplex. You play as Gregory, a little boy who’s trapped inside overnight. Once the surprisingly robust Pizzaplex lockdown procedures go into effect, you must survive while you search for a way out. Let’s take a look at what you’ll be able to expect from Security Breach’s moment-to-moment gameplay.
Stealth and Speed
The animatronics Roxy, Chica, and Monty have been enlisted by Pizzaplex security to hunt you, and their pursuit is a relentless one. Strategizing how you’ll get past enemies is paramount to avoid those actively pursuing you, as well as more passive S.T.A.F.F. bots that will sound the alarm and call the animatronics to your location if they spot you. In the event you’re detected, run to escape the immediate danger quickly, but running is limited to the amount of stamina you’ve got, so use it wisely. The animatronics also evolve as the night progresses, which means you’ll need to adapt if you want to survive.
An Unexpected Ally
Freddy Fazbear himself is your most dependable ally, acting as a guide and protector through the Pizzaplex, giving you shortcuts, insider tips, and warnings about the challenges you’ll face. You can also hop inside Freddy’s oversized birthday-cake-hatch, allowing you to hide and march around undetected. You will need to be thoughtful about how and when you use Freddy because he’s only got so much power and requires frequent stops at recharge stations.
The Tools to Survive
The Pizzaplex is vast, and while that means more S.T.A.F.F bots required for upkeep, it also means there’s no shortage of hiding spots to pop into for a speedy evasion. It also means a ton of security cameras that you can access on your Fazwatch, allowing you to plan your path. You can also knock over different objects like paint cans and toys to draw the enemy’s attention – you will have to slip away before they get to your location, though, so make sure the distraction is worth the risk. Some weapons can stun enemies – the Faz Cam and Fazblaster. The Faz Cam acts as an immediate stun for the entire area in front of you, staggering attackers just long enough to escape. Unfortunately, it has a limited number of uses before requiring a recharge. The Fazblaster has unlimited ammo, but you’ll need to land a direct headshot for it to work, which is not so easy when an animatronic alligator has practically leaped on top of you.
There’s so much more on top of all of this that we can’t wait to share with you – Unique office escape games, boss battles, more enemy types, and even fully playable arcades hidden throughout the Pizzaplex. We’re looking forward to sharing all of it with you on December 16. Thank you!