Blue Box assures fans PS5 horror/shooter Abandoned was not canceled
Abandoned has not been abandonedBy Cal Jeffrey
In context: Amid rumors that the indie horror game Abandoned has been canceled, Dutch developer Blue Box Game Studios took to Twitter to assure folks that the game is still under development. Last year, Sony announced the studio's debut game as a PlayStation 5 exclusive. Speculation about the game's cancelation began when developers quietly deleted information about it from the official Twitter account.
YouTuber Lance McDonald first noticed the deleted tweets last week, sparking speculation that the game was canceled. In response, Blue Box posted a tweet saying that the cancelation rumors are false. The developer is currently working on a reveal that will come via its "Realtime Experience" app. It is also working on a "Prologue."
Our response to the Cancellation rumours: pic.twitter.com/EuiY8Squ52--- BLUE BOX Game Studios (@BBGameStudios) March 31, 2022
"The Playable Prologue is a standalone game with its own set of Trophy's [sic] on PS5," reads the FAQ on the game's website.
The Prologue is stated to be "coming soon," while the full game is scheduled for an unspecified 2022 release date. Its initial launch was supposed to be in Q4 2021. The developers admit that they announced Abandoned too soon, and because of an incredible amount of interest, the studio wants more time to polish the game and reveal.
When first announced, there was some confusion Abandoned was somehow related to Silent Hill. Blue Box dispelled that rumor saying that it is not affiliated in any way with Silent Hill or Hideo Kojima. The only other substantiated facts about the game are that it is a shooter with horror elements, but the "primary focus is not on horror." Also, the name Abandoned is only a codename and not the title of the finished game.