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The studio has announced on Twitter that the app, designed as a hub for Abandoned content, has been delayed for three days “due to localization issues” and will instead be launching later this week (June 25).
The Abandoned:Trailers app got delayed for three days. Due to localization issues we had to delay it. Apologies for this. Launching friday the 25th!
The app will kick off with an introduction to get you introduced with it’s purpose and how to use the app.
— BLUE BOX Game Studios (@BBGameStudios) June 20, 2021
The app is planned to serve as a hub for all upcoming Abandoned trailers and gameplay reveals, however according to Blue Box Game Studios it will not immediately include any trailers or in-game footage on launch.
Instead, the studio has confirmed that the “game reveal is very soon but not Friday.”
Abandoned is currently generating significant interest among gamers due to a growing conspiracy that Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear Solid, is using Blue Box Game Studios and Abandoned as a secret front to develop the next Silent Hill game.
Blue Box Game Studios has repeatedly denied suggestions that they are involved with either Silent Hill or Hideo Kojima.
We wanted to set things straight. We have no relations with Konami. Silent Hill is owned by Konami. We do not have any relations with Hideo Kojima. It was never our intention to tease the name as Silent Hill. We sincerely apologize for this.
— BLUE BOX Game Studios (@BBGameStudios) June 15, 2021
Alleged evidence includes the studio, in a now-deleted tweet, teasing their next game as “First letter S, last letter L” and the ongoing belief that Blue Box Game Studios developer Hasan Kahraman is actually Hideo Kojima in disguise.
The disputed identity of Hasan Kahraman comes from a variety of reported information, including the fact that the name Hideo – when translated from Japanese to Turkish – becomes Kahraman.
While Blue Box Game Studios has distanced itself from the rumours, it doesn’t help that Hideo Kojima has a track record of doing things like this. He previously teased the last Metal Gear Solid game by creating a fake studio and assuming the persona of fictional developer “Joakim Mogren” to build hype.