Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has touched base on the controversy surrounding PS5‘s Abandoned, the non-existent horror title from developer Blue Box Game Studios.
You can listen to episode 10 of Kojima-san’s Brain Structure podcast below, which clocks in at just over 30 minutes. Joined by Geoff Keighley, Kojima talks about a number of rumours that are doing the rounds in the industry, including his relationship with heavy hitters such as Sony and Microsoft, plus “allegations of a new game in development under a pseudonym.”
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In case you haven’t been keeping up, Abandoned was announced for the PS5 by Blue Box Game Studios in 2021, although to date we’ve never seen the game properly in action let alone got our hands on a finished release.
Following its reveal, a lot of speculation started igniting online suggesting that the game was actually related to Silent Hill and Kojima was behind the project. If you recall, Kojima had pulled this prank before back when Metal Gear Solid 5 was in development.
Despite this, Blue Box Game Studios’ assured fans that they are ‘100% real,’ and back in March insisted the project had not been cancelled.
A later investigation by GameSpot turned up news that Blue Box’s Hasan Kahraman engaged in toxic behaviour and that people close to him claimed that little to nothing on Abandoned actually existed.