By Cristhian Gómez
Remember I told you about Abandoned, a mysterious new game coming to PS5 from developer Blue Box studio? Well, as they said, the Abandoned app was released for free on August 13 on the PlayStation Store, but it was a huge disappointment. As it turns outs, the app only showed a teaser trailer that was previously released on Twitter.
There was nothing else in there, no new trailer, gameplay, release date, nothing. So as expected, everyone waiting for something new was hugely disappointed. Now, the rumors about Abandoned being a new Silent Hill game were not confirmed or denied either, so the internet it’s still hoping for something to feed their crazy conspiracy theories.
If you don’t know much about this mysterious title, I can give you a brief summary. Back on April 7, we got the first look at the game, a supposedly cinematic survival sim from coming “exclusively” to PS5 (now confirmed to be arriving to PC as well). The footage showed an eerie forest covered in snow and a man with a gun, while a voice described the main setting of the game. The teaser ended with the promise of a gameplay reveal coming soon. That was four months ago.
After that, Blue Box Studios remained silent about the game, until one day they revealed that a PS5 exclusive app would be available as of July 29 for players to experience the “high-end” graphics of the title. A few days before the app release, Blue Box Studios announced that due to technical difficulties, the app would be available sometime in August.
Around that time, many gamers tried to figure out what Abandoned really was, some of them even arguing that it could be a new silent Hill game, thanks to a very cryptic tweet from Blue Box, saying “Abandoned (First letter S, last letter L). Reveal closing in…”
Now, is hard to think of other games with the same first and last letters as Silent Hill, right? However, the studio quickly apologized for the confusion in another tweet, but that was enough to set off gamer’s imaginations, as several people in different forums started to say that just like with P.T., Abandoned is a Silent Hill game directed by no other than Hideo Kojima.
The thing is, Blue Box Studio has already confirmed that “Abandoned” is just a code name and that the real name of the game will be revealed later. Furthermore, the teaser released in April is not reflective of what the final product will look, so up to this point, we don’t even know if it’s a real game or not.
I know I said all our doubts would be answered in August, but I’m just as puzzled as you by this “game”. I wish I could tell you when we’re got to get some more news, but at this point, I don’t even think Blue Box studio knows what’s happening.