Why the PS5 Abandoned App May Not Be What Players Expect
Blue Box Game Studios has attracted a lot of attention to its Twitter page in the last few months. After abandonment, The project was announced for the first time in April 2021. Further speculations have been mounting that it is real—the New Silent Hill game in disguise. Blue Box shared a teaser with a blurred image showing a man wearing an eye patch. This was a nod to Solid Snake, the legendary gaming protagonist. Fans are divided on whether or not it was real. Silent Hill game or even a revival sold Metal Gear.
However, there is no way to know the truth about Blue Box or Abandoned. Each new detail can confuse the others. Clearly, the person behind the situation (many believing it to be Hideo Kojima) deliberately made each step a mystery. While fans are pondering the game being teased, it may be an intentional misdirect that keeps gamers guessing. Another possibility is that the teases may be intentional, as Abandonedisn’t teasing a specific game but something entirely.
The PS5 Exclusive App has been abandoned
Blue Box confirmed that Abandoned would get its own PS5 app. It is available for pre-download starting July 29. Blue Box claims that this app will allow players to enjoy the final reveal trailer for Abandoned. This could mean that the PS5 will run real-time gameplay, giving players a first-hand experience of what the final game will look like.
Blue Box claims it is a small studio. This app seems hugely ambitious. While this isn’t to dismiss the talent of the developers, it does sound like an enormous challenge for any large company to live broadcast PS5 content interactively. It takes a lot of planning, coordination, and resources to pull off something like this. This should be a cause for concern for anyone who believes the claims made by Blue Box so far. This is made more confusing by the fact that Abandoned as well as Blue Box appear to have Sony’s full support. It doesn’t make sense financially or logically to trust an indie studio that launches ambitious apps before a studio-like Sucker Punch, Insomniac, or Insomniac.
Sony’s Silence/Rumored summer Event
In general, Sony and the PlayStation brand have been unusually silent for several months about long-term plans. Although confirming ahead of time that it would not participate during the E3 2021 season, many expected a standalone State of Play event to follow sometime after. Although the State of Play was held this month, it was mainly focused on Deathloop and smaller indie titles. There was no information on larger PlayStation exclusives such as God of War: Ragnarok.
Rumors circulated a few months back that a Sony summer event would be held in late June or early July. This was in line with the original time frame for the Abandoned PS5 application to go live. However, it was abruptly delayed right as the launch day was approaching. Although this could be viewed as pure chance, you must remember that Sony is connected with Abandoned, which means it has likely some knowledge or involvement in the project’s development.
Sony’s public image and other services were part of the equation, so the company wouldn’t have been silent throughout the AbandonedTwitter crisis unless there was a real problem. Blue Box was not a studio that merely wanted to get more attention, no matter how crazy fan speculation.
All of this could indicate that Abandoned is more than just an announcement of a single PS5 game. Although it is possible that this whole mess was a scam, Sony could have been trying to hide the development of an App similar to PlayStation Home for the PlayStation 3. It is also worth mentioning that recently Sony renewed the PlayStation Home trademark, supporting the theory. Abandoned may be a digital hub where players can interact with teasers about upcoming PS5 titles. It could also serve as a digital E3 experience. The app will go live in August. Time will tell what truly is.