The Danish developer Blue Box Game Studios announced its exclusive PlayStation 5, a first person survival horror shooter called Abandonedon Wednesday via Sony’s PlayStation blog. Almost immediately, PlayStation fans came to a conclusion about the teaser trailer: This is secretly a Hideo Kojima game.
Enough people thought that the studio was actually forced to raise speculation about it Abandoned was a covert announcement for something completely different and to deny Kojima’s involvement on the site.
From Blue Box statement:
But why did PlayStation fans suspect that something was not up to par Abandoned? It may have something to do with the game and detail light teaser, which shows a man walking through a quiet, spooky, photorealistic forest, but not much else. Or the fact that Blue Box Game Studios does not have much name recognition or much of an online presence – the same for the owner and Abandoned game director Hasan Kahraman. Or the fact that Sony Interactive Entertainment published Kojima’s previous console platform exclusively, Death Stranding.
Kojima has certainly set a precedent for mysterious game ads to eventually become something else (e.g. Phantom Pain by Moby Dick Studio and the makeup game director Joakim Mogren, PT of the 7780s Studio teasing Silent Hills). But according to Blue Box Game Studios, Abandoned is what it is: a realistic survival game about a memory loss who discovers that he was kidnapped and abandoned in a forest. The studio promises to reveal more and release a full game video “soon”.