Blue Box promises that Abandoned will focus on realism, not just visuals. If Jason runs out of breath from the sprint, it will be harder to shoot accurately. And firing from a weapon will be “realistically slow,” using DualShock technology to add a level of realistic feel to pulling a trigger or hitting a bullet. He also uses 3D sound, which, he says, will help players know exactly when and where to shoot from a rifle.
Abandoned is planned for the end of this year, and Blue Box says it is already working at 60 fps and 4K resolution. A full video of the game is planned to be released soon.
Blue Box has made several attempts to persecute realism in the past. In 2015, he had a Steam Greenlight title called Rewind: Voices of Past about a young woman who could see and interact with dead people, even though she never left Greenlight. It’s also the studio behind The Haunting: Blood Water Curse, which is now in early access on Steam – although the game has since been bought by another Createq Interactive studio.
Abandoned joins a number of other upcoming titles planned for PS5’s list of exclusive films for 2021, including Returnal later this month, Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart in June, Horizon Forbidden West and Destruction AllStars, and we found the entertainment in small bursts but otherwise shallow.
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