Blue Box Studios is struggling with rumors that their Abandoned game is not in development and they are denying this.
The online community has had a lot of talk about the upcoming horror game Abandoned, but the talk has not always been positive. Last year it was rumored that Blue Box Studios’ game was a revival of Silent Hills, a project developed by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro before being canceled by Konami in 2015 and defunct. The speculation has been refuted many times, but the studio’s moves may have been too late at the time and did a lot of damage. On top of that, the studio is once again speaking out against some of the new conjectures that have emerged.
In an email sent directly to PC Gamer, Blue Box Studios made it clear that Abandoned has not been abandoned and it is still in active development. According to the report, the game’s prologue will be released when the developers are ready, and the company added that the recent allegations are untrue and they are merely the result of “the The fans are angry.” The email also contained an allegation that a person had forged the news to be one of the company’s business partners.
This email from Blue Box Studios is in response to a report claiming that there is no evidence that Abandoned exists. An article from GameSpot stating that numerous people claiming to have ties to the project confirmed that the game is currently on hiatus due to lack of funding. However, an email to PC Gamer completely disproves the idea, so it looks like it’s still in development. It’s not too surprising that many gamers were prepared to believe that the game was canceled, as the game has been a source of influence for the studio, especially due to the news related to Silent Hills.
Ever since it was rumored that this would be a new Silent Hill game, the development team has been criticized by the surrounding community. Criticism reached a rather severe point when the studio began receiving death threats. A representative from Blue Box Studios took to Twitter last October to urge the intimidation to stop and that they are only “human”, adding that everyone at the studio was aware of the negative reaction and Hope the fans leave the people working on the game in peace.
There’s been no word on the game for the past few months, however some details about Abandoned’s plot and characters were revealed back in April. Basically, it looks like the game is still in development and something will come out at some point, so maybe gamers just need to be patient for a while to see the future. Where is this project going?
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