The mysterious horror game, Abandoned by Blue Box Studios has undoubtedly caused a stir among players, but perhaps not on purpose. While little information about the game's content has been released thus far, the Abandoned app's pre-load date has been revealed, which may alter soon.
Players have recently posted conspiracy ideas about Abandoned's 'real' nature, arguing that what we know thus far is just a cover for a new Silent Hill game. While the game director has gone on camera to state the opposite, fans who are still hoping for a new chapter in the Silent Hill franchise hold out hope.
The Abandoned app is reported to provide further information on the game and access to the game's first big trailer. It was supposed to be out at the end of June, but there have been several delays since then. The software will be available for pre-load on July 29, according to an updated PlayStation Store listing and the developer's official social media accounts. The app's 'introduction' will be released on August 10, with the trailer following later that month.
Part of the reason for the continuous conjecture is related to the app itself. Rather than merely releasing a video online or at an event like E3, Abandoned has made the trailer exclusive to the app. Much about the game remains a mystery, but fans of survival horror and Silent Hill are nevertheless thrilled about the possibility of a new Silent Hill game with gameplay and ambiance comparable to the Konami classics.
Of course, not every strange game elicits such enthusiasm from players. Regardless of how long it's been since the previous Silent Hill game was released, fans still love the series, even if the chances of a new Silent Hill game from Blue Box are little to none.
It's worth remembering, though, that Konami set the stage for this kind of eager speculation by releasing the cryptic P.T. demo as a method of confirming the Silent Hills project's existence. Although the demo had no evident connection to Kojima or Konami when it was released, enthusiasts who dug deep into it eventually discovered the Silent Hills teaser. Understandably, Silent Hill enthusiasts are still on the lookout for clues as to what's going on.
While Abandoned is unlikely to be a new Silent Hill, it may introduce gamers to a new favorite. The app's debut will be their first significant opportunity to see what the game has to offer.