Kojima Productions made a new game, but it’s not Discontinued for PlayStation 5. Earlier today, Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed a trailer for Abandoned, which is a horror project from developer Blue Box Games. But this trailer, and the developer’s uneven history, is just odd enough to cause some people to speculate that Abandoned is secretly the next game from Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima. This is not the case.
One of the reasons people think Abandoned is from Kojima is that it’s hard to find a lot of information about the Blue Box Games. But that’s not because it’s a shell company for Kojima Productions. Instead, Blue Box is simply a small studio that has never released a major console game before.
The Blue Box website is dead. He has a game in Early Access on Steam that it has stopped updating. And he has yet another similar game which he attempted to run on Steam’s now-defunct Greenlight program.
I understand, however. Maybe Kojima was playing the dumbass. And he was behind this studio from the start. He was just waiting for the moment to strike, and that time has come.
But the biggest proof I have of Abandoned isn’t a Kojima seal is that Kojima is in talks with Microsoft to release their next game, according to a source familiar with the matter. And yes, that statue on Phil Spencer’s shelf referred to a potential deal with the legendary developer. I can’t confirm if Xbox has made the deal yet, but my understanding is that Kojima is at the center of a Microsoft plan to tap into Japanese talent.
You will therefore have to take advantage of the Abandoned marketing stunts absent from Kojima.
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