For weeks now, speculation surrounding the upcoming cinematic survival horror simulator Abandoned has slowly reached a fever pitch. Players have been incredibly skeptical as to the true origins of the game, with the main rumor being that the PS5 exclusive is a secret Kojima Silent Hill project. While BlueBox has gone to great lengths to refute these rumors, few have paid attention. All of that has come to a halt now, when BlueBox Game Studios game director Hasan Kahraman released a video squashing the rumors.
Part of what initially fueled the rumors that Abandoned was the new Silent Hill is the fact that BlueBox Game Studios is a small indie games company with little to no public history. While that’s not unusual, Kojima’s avid fans know that the video game author is quite devious in the way he reveals his projects, using decoy companies and titles. With the recent series of Twitter posts from BlueBox Game Studios and tons of matches found by Redditors, the potential for a Silent Hill reveal was hard for many to ignore.
Quick message from Hasan: pic.twitter.com/1oVeaMvu3w
— BLUE BOX Game Studios (@BBGameStudios) June 22, 2021
It would seem this is the final nail in the coffin for Silent Hill fans hoping for a surprise reveal. It’s really hard to ignore some of the crazier coincidences, like Kahraman sharing the same initials as Kojima, or even BlueBox’s tweet hinting at a new title reveal that starts with an “S” and ends with an “L”. However, now that fans have a name and a face, any hope for Kojima’s involvement may finally be dispelled.
On the other hand, this final push into the spotlight comes just three days before the reveal of the Abandoned game. Even if it’s not a Silent Hill IP, it still has the potential to be one that fans will remember for years to come.
Abandoned is scheduled to release in 2021 for PS5 and PC.