Do you remember Abandoned? Well, after the developer has recently deleted tweets, some are speculating whether the game ever existed.
Abandoned was announced last year and its reveal was even featured on the PlayStation Blog. When Abandoned was announced in April 2021, it was supposed to release by the end of that year. However, the game seems to be no closer to release, a year after it was officially announced.
Since its announcement, the developers working at Blue Box Game Studios have been surrounded by controversy. For starters, there were rumours that Abandoned was a secret Hideo Kojima project. While that proved not to be true, it seemed that the developers played into that speculation.
Unfortunately, back in October 2021, the developers issued a statement claiming that they have received death threats. No matter how disappointed you are with a game’s development, making death threats is never acceptable.
what’s been going on now?
As reported by Mp1st, the Twitter account belonging to Blue Box Game Studios has been deleting old tweets. The deleted tweets are related to the games engine, a tech demo as well as when it might release.
However, the deleted tweets can be found on the Wayback archive. These odd actions have sparked rumours that Abandoned may have never existed at all. At the very least, some believe that Abandoned might have been cancelled.
If these rumours are true, it’s amazing to think that an unknown indie studio managed to get the backing of a giant like Sony, as well as the aforementioned PS Blog publication. However, Blue Box Game Studios has released a statement addressing the most recent rumours.
In the statement, Blue Box says that Abandoned hasn’t been cancelled and the game is still being released. “In regard to the latest rumours regarding Abandoned being cancelled, our response to this is that these rumours are false,” reads the statement.
“We underestimated our development roadmap,” it continues. “Therefore, we have delayed the reveal and the release for Abandoned: Prologue. We will release Abandoned: Prologue when it’s stable, good and ready.
“We’re are aware of your frustration and we deeply, sincerely apologise for this.” The statement concludes: “We will continue to work on the game, and we will notify you when we are ready. Our sincere apologies. Blue Box Game Studios.”
What are your thoughts on the statement from Blue Box, furthermore, do you believe that Abandoned will ever be released? Let us know across our social media channels.
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