Danish developer Blue Box Game Studios has announced its exclusive PlayStation 5, a first-person survival horror shooter called Abandoned, on Wednesday via the Sony PlayStation blog. Almost immediately, PlayStation fans came to the conclusion about her trailer: This is a secret Hideo Kojima game.
Enough people thought that, in fact, the studio was forced to deal with it Abandoned was a hidden announcement for something completely different and for denying Kojim’s involvement on his website.
From the Blue Box statement:
We have received several emails regarding the rumor about Hideo Kojima. We are not affiliated with Hide Koji nor do we claim to have any connection, nor was it our intention to seek such a statement. We are a small group of developers working on a passionate title that we have long wanted to work on. In the past, we helped other studios with their projects and we wanted to work on our first big project. While it’s true that we’ve worked on small projects in the past, we certainly haven’t used it for marketing purposes. We hope this has clarified this thing and we hope to see you all in our first first discovery of the game Abandoned.
But why did PlayStation fans suspect that something was not on par with Abandoned? This may have something to do with the game driver and light details, which show a man walking through a quiet, spooky, photorealistic forest, but not much more. Or the fact that Blue Box Game Studios doesn’t have a lot of name recognition or a lot of online presence – the same for its owner and Abandoned game director Hasan Kahraman. Or the fact that Sony Interactive Entertainment has released an exclusive previous platform to Kojima, Death stranded.
Which he certainly set a precedent for the mysterious announcements of the games to eventually become something else (e.g. Phantom pain Moby Dick Studio and its fictional game director Joakim Mogren, PT lähde: 7780s Studio teasing Silent Hills). But according to Blue Box Game Studios, Abandoned is what it is: a realistic survival game about a man whose amnesia reveals that he has been abducted and abandoned in the woods. The studio promises to reveal more and release a full gameplay video soon.