1nessisonett4 days ago
Fyre Festival indeed. This is beyond weird at this point.
2ShogunRok4 days ago
3Daveuppercut4 days ago
Hasan isn’t real, he is a render of the games protagonist, this whole thing is a deliberate marketing ploy. Or not.
4jdv954 days ago
man anytime you think we gonna get some info it gets slipped away from us. lol
5TraCuz-4 days ago
I had a bit of interest, now I don’t even care anymore.
63Above4 days ago
This is full blown farce at this point. Is Gamescom still in August or?
7Deadhunter4 days ago
I’m ready to just stop hearing about this game at this point. DM me after it releases and bombs.
8Weebleman4 days ago
Blue box’s you tube channel had a timer counting down to the apps release. Clock hit zero and the company released a video announcing a delay of over a month. I mean, this could be a master class in how to destroy the hype you managed to build up.
9Darkashura4 days ago
The subtitle of this article is just… perfect
10supergurr4 days ago
Maybe the game has been abandoned I will see myself out
11Athrum4 days ago
Ok, I’m done. If this ends up being a sham and it’s actually the reveal of a great AAA game, all good, but if it’s not I’m done with these guys, don’t care about their indie title anymore. This has been going for too long.
12Loftimus4 days ago
Milked dry as far as i’m concerned. I’ve got Returnal to keep me happy now.
13SoulChimera4 days ago
I heard Rudy Huxtable is actually running this studio.
14AK4tywill4 days ago
On the assumption that Hasan is telling the truth and Abandoned is an indie non-Kojima related game (not necessarily my belief), I have to feel bad for these guys. First time in the limelight like this – the pressure and stress must be immense. I’ve experienced something similar with a short film I directed – things went almost too well and suddenly I got action paralysis from being too afraid to f*ck it up.
That said, it was something they chose when they decided to court this attention with the Silent Hill teases. I’m sure in the end the game will perform better simply by virtue of all the exposure, but whether it will be worth the stress and inevitable backlash Hasan and his team will have to decide for themselves.
15carlos824 days ago
He’s just a chancer trying to get some cheap publicity and unprofessional about it too
16Amusei4 days ago
I was somewhat intrigued but now they can piss off. What are these clowns doing
17Would_you_kindly4 days ago
@TraCuz- same lost all interest at this point
18RBMango4 days ago
If you don’t believe something fishy is up with Blue Box and Hasan at this point, then I don’t know what to tell you.
19Rob_2304 days ago
Poor. Almost would have forgiven a delay to August if they’d not already delayed the launch from tuesday to friday. Like what were they going to fix in 3 days if the issue was clearly significant enough to delay them by two months. Doesnt bode well for their development schedule for the actual game!
They would have been better off not announcing the app at all, and just dropping it when it was ready.
Whole thing is bizarre, but i think they have blown their chances with it now.
20WolfKingk874 days ago
21phil_j4 days ago
@AK4tywill They did court the SH rumours, but it’s led to such a string of wild coincidences that connect it all to Kojima, that there is no way Blue Box could have foreseen that, which has allowed it to spread like it has.
22wiiware4 days ago
I’m beginning to think this hassan person is a rendered character and not a real person, this situation is just too weird.
23mrtennis19904 days ago
This is just utter nonsense at this point
24ralphdibny4 days ago
What would Ja Rule think?
25Korgon4 days ago
What is even left to say other than this is the most bizarre…thing I’ve seen in a long time. At first I believed the Kojima connection but as I’ve sat with it I now think it’s just been too messy to be Kojima. Say what you will with Kojima’s trolling but he always promoted his games in very deliberate ways. It always felt like there was a plan to the madness.
This by contrast has been so messy. From the fake trailer confirmed by the dev, to the strange trailer app, to this delay for again…a trailer app…not a game.
At this point I’m officially checked out of whatever this is.
26MrSensical4 days ago
”Fyre Festival: The Game” is the best subheading I’ve ever seen. Perfectly encapsulates this peculiar, bizarre marketing campaign. Bravo.
27Snake_V54 days ago
@wiiware I thought that too, he could be CGI or something. He also comes across as an actor and not a game developer either.
28lacerz4 days ago
29YorkshireNed4 days ago
If you can’t even make a trailer…
30Katsuhono4 days ago
Honestly, after these ~two weeks of weird weird news I was kind of excited to see what was up with this game but now, I really hope they don’t say anything until August because it’s just tiresome, knowing that we would get “answers” today made all of this fine…now eeeh
31EquiinoxGII4 days ago
Can’t believe Sony has associated itself with this game and so called “developer” it’s very strange and just reaks of a poor quality title. He can say as much as he wants to us and Sony that he has something special, but then I could lie on my CV and pretend to be a football player. It’s actually been done. Haha
32adrianthealchemist4 days ago
Where cyberpunk had Keanu Reeves this game is going to have Alan Partridge fronting it.
Frankly after all the hoo-ha anything is possible.
33MatthewJP4 days ago
Once they’ve got the trailer sorted they’ll start work on the game
34Mckilmer4 days ago
I want to know who they convinced to fund this project for them. I’ve got a magic bean business I’ve been dying to start. Pretty convinced that this game is five people sitting around a copy of game maker trying to figure out how to make a character move on screen.
35OmegaStriver4 days ago
I’ve had 0 interest or hype for this topic. I don’t understand how anyone could get caught up in this.
36Juanalf4 days ago
I had mild interest with the whole thing but now is gotten old. If is a real game I hope it bombs, they have squandered the small hype the had.
37Jeevz4 days ago
If it is a real game and it’s not Silent Hill or Kojima related then they’re screwed. Not sure why they’d sabotage their work like this.
38Feena4 days ago
Ehh…At this point I hope this is not a real game why delay it one week to delay it for months – it comes off as random and unprofessional.
39Pat_trick4 days ago
This smells like failure.
40Omniicron4 days ago
Removed – unconstructive feedback
41KundaliniRising3334 days ago
@Omniicron Bingo. Pushsquare seemingly pretending to be outraged and over a non-story they continue to write articles on for clicks.
Not great for your credibility.
42UltimateOtaku914 days ago
Well I reckon this is all a prank and at the end of it will be another surprise game reveal by hideo kojima
43BamBamBaklava894 days ago
Some of you honestly need to see a psychiatrist. It’s a video game, stop taking everything so seriously. The relentless media and silent hill fans are the likely reason for the delay. Just calm down and give who ever is making the game the time they need to put out their project in a state their happy with. That being said I look forward to seeing more in August.
44Milktastrophe4 days ago
It’s unsurprising. Remember this game was still in early development two months ago. This is really just an inexperienced company being bad at estimating how long it takes to make a game.
45LordOfTurnips4 days ago
people gave this game too much rope and now they will hang themselves, kinda had it coming, they are riding on hype that they did not own or deserve.
46Carl-G4 days ago
SORT THIS SH*T OUT SONY!!! :-/ Saying that why did SONY let them put a misleading Video on the PS Blog in the first place? It’s not even gameplay(they said)? I find it all ANNOYING now :-/ Yeah I shouldn’t get carried away with the Internet rumours in the first place but that was just a bit of fun anyway. I don’t mind that I just don’t like being mislead really.
47DrJames4 days ago
You play stupid games with the internet, you win stupid prizes and this champ is about to win all he can handle and more
48Squanch4 days ago
I mean, I think at this point we’re already playing the game. It’s just not a video game, and not a very good game neither. Sweet thing is we’re all in it! Lol!!
Personally, I find this whole thing very amusing.
49feral19754 days ago
There was a stream earlier with Morse code. Go to the Blue Box YouTube channel (Abandonedthegame), the video ‘Till Death Do Us Part’ looks totally like it’s the PT corridor, and the logo is slowly starting to change, like it might become the PlayStation studios logo.
50feral19754 days ago
The channel’s now called Adandonedthegame
51Squanch4 days ago
@feral1975 Thanks for heads up! I’m gonna go check that out.
52LiamCroft4 days ago
@feral1975 That’s not actually the developer. It’s a fake account.
53feral19754 days ago
Well if it’s not they’re doing a good job, must’ve put a lot of work in, worth checking it out at least
54Dan_ozzzy1894 days ago
This is total bollocks. I smell BS, there’s so much weird business going on with this.
55awp694 days ago
There’s also this on Kojima…
56Dan_ozzzy1894 days ago
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57Ken_Kaniff4 days ago
What trash developers. Ive lost all interest i had before.
58AllenSnyder4 days ago
LMAO! This debacle will be better than the full game I bet.
59Blacksmith19854 days ago
Let’s abandon this game until august
60mariomaster964 days ago
They had my curiousity (although I don’t even like Horror/Survival games) but now I don’t care anymore
61HeeHo4 days ago
The only reason this game gor any hype in the first place was it being a PS5 exclusive and someone starting the rumour it’s Silent Hill. go
It looks so bland and generic to me.
62eagletrippin4 days ago
Like many others, I am finding news about this game to be, annoying. At what point does building up hype have the opposite effect? Either sh*t, or get off the pot …
63Justcheckedin4 days ago
I mean Gamescom is in august. So they could be prepping this app up for a major reveal at the Gamescom pre-show which is being fronted by Geoff Keighley.
64Robinsad4 days ago
How do you get to day of release and realise you need an extra month+?
65Jimmer-jammer4 days ago
I like Silent Hill, I like Kojima, I like Sony…My scam radar is pinging off the charts with this one. Sony would be wise to quickly set the record straight here.
66FatalBubbles4 days ago
@Korgon He’s been feeding the fire the entire time this is going on. So I wouldn’t count him out unless we think he’s just sabotaging the supposed developer.
67Pete_Stooge4 days ago
How did this whole Hideo involved thing get started in the first place?
68Bleachedsmiles4 days ago
I think they keep showing their complete inexperience tbh.
I now look forward to see all those that have been getting hyped over a Kojima playstation exclusive convince themselves Kojima doesn’t make good games anymore once it’s announced his next game is Xbox exclusive.
69djdizzy4 days ago
@Mckilmer Maybe we should partner up because I have a very promising business as well but I need Sony as a financial backer.
I travel the world in search of the best snake specimens in existence, then I de-oil them and bottle it. It’ll cure what ails ya!
70lacerz4 days ago
How can the game release Q4’21 (Q3 starts in less than a week) if Blue Box can’t even give us a gameplay demo and is using stock Unreal resources? It’s hard to believe that Sony would tie its name to this (PS Blog space and teaser trailer PS branding) if there wasn’t something there, especially after Sony’s response to CD Projekt’s Cyberpunk 2077.
71spcspc4 days ago
If this mess was not on purpose, they should INMEDIATELY fire the communications person. Awful job. However this remains super confusing / fishy
72Juanalf4 days ago
@BamBamBaklava89 “The relentless media and silent hill fans are the likely reason for the delay.”
First of all they have shown nothing! Absolutely nothing but cheap generic stock assets so what is making you excited if nothing has been shown? Second they have willingly contributed to the conspiracy, they aren’t innocent.
73RavenWolfe814 days ago
I guarantee you someone has asked him to all but kill this until people start to forget or lose interest. Then we’ll see it at Gamescom or The Game Awards, something like that. There’s no way the dude can go forward with the original plan of how this whole experiment was meant to be after all that has happened.
74Korgon4 days ago
My original comment might have come off the wrong way so I apologize for that. I don’t necessarily believe one way or the other on if Kojima is involved, but the way the devs have gone about handling the situation is so messy that it makes me question if Kojima is involved because it doesn’t fit his typical MO. But you are right Kojima Productions liking the guy’s Twitter video does indeed add fuel to the fire.
What I’m trying to say is I’m not sure one way or another, and that I’ve lost all interest until we see something that is actually concrete about whatever the heck this is.
75Vacuumator4 days ago
It wouldn’t seem so bizarre if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s just intended as a promotional app for a game. This sort of thing has probably cropped up in the past without any fanfare whatsoever. It is a very strange way to go about marketing a game indeed. Are the issues with the app really that bad that they will take two months to fix?
The whole saga has become rather uninteresting now – it’s either a marketing mess or the most drawn out and obscure way to promote a much bigger project that’s been seen for a long time, or ever. As it stands, it’s no longer of interest – a two month wait to see an app that will likely not have much content at launch, that is intended to promote a game from a small studio – remarkable. It’s bordering on absurd that this came to such prominence. At this point, only an actual, real Silent Hill game coming out of this could redeem the situation.
76Weebleman4 days ago
@LiamCroft whoever is doing the youtube channel deserves some credit because they are committed. Theres morse code on there at the minute saying ‘endure survive’ and another live stream due in a few hours titled ‘act 2’.
Whoever they are they have fell through the rabbit hole and landed in another one.
77AFCC4 days ago
So what about the reports on Kojima signing a deal with Xbox? That would hurt me a bit
78Milktastrophe4 days ago
@Vacuumator really? What other game has had an app for showing trailers as opposed to just posting a video?
79Vacuumator4 days ago
I wasn’t referencing any specific examples, but was thinking more of demos that also include additional content, trailers etc.
I would agree that it’s perhaps the most questionable aspect of this whole scenario – why release a separate app, and one that apparently will have little content at launch, as a promotional tool? There is the possibility that something playable could be contained within the app, or it could be updated with a demo at a later date.
It does become a lot more questionable the more events are dissected. We are being told that what was shown wasn’t even representative of the game? This is the worst marketing approach ever if it is a genuine Blue Box Studios game. Conversely, it could also be the opposite if it does indeed play in their favour. However, the whole thing has blown up in such a way that if it’s not Kojima-related, what they do release would have to be truly remarkable indeed.
Has there been any discussion regarding Kojima’s relationship with Konami around all this?
80somnambulance4 days ago
The reality of this game will be revealed before 7/12. There’s a Death Stranding event that ends 7/11. It’s a merch event, but it’s randomly started today after this announcement. There was a countdown video preceding the delay video, as well. When the countdown ended, there was a coded message where “Blue” and “Red” talked. This is definitely Project Ogre finally capitulating. This is Kojima and he’s playing the game right now. We are all playing the ARG experience.
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81FatalBubbles4 days ago
@Korgon No worries. I just wasn’t sure if you’d see the stuff Kojima has posted, etc.
I too have lost interest now. Lol.
82SlySnake04074 days ago
Frye Fest of video games? Really? That’s kind of a poor comparison. Abandoned hasn’t charged me thousands of dollars only to abandon (pun initially unintended, but now intended) me on a remote island with a cheese sandwich and nowhere to defecate; I’ve periodically read articles about it on the toilet at home.
83Subsided3 days ago
So many articles feeling sorry for these leachy scammers, they literally posted that the game start with an S and ends with L after being tied with Silent Hill a month before, these people are leeches and the worst type of people, using other fame for their own unearned gain…. Unless it is a Kojima game…but seriously at this point if it is screw him too
84twitchtvpat3 days ago
@AFCC i haven’t seen a legit website report those rumors , so if any site actually reports anything like that they are just posting rumors with nothing attached to them for views.
85twitchtvpat3 days ago
@awp69 untill a real legitmate site reports that i wouldn’t trust a site called purexbox that some how has breaking news that bigger sites wouldn’t have access too?
86awp693 days ago
@twitchtvpat Well, it’s the same company that owns this site!
87twitchtvpat3 days ago
@awp69 that doesn’t make it true
88Ichiban3 days ago
At e3, when Kojima appointed himself as some kind of prophet for our time, he said due to his scary power he should make a more positive, happy game didn’t he?
89MidnightDragonDX2 days ago
XD Fyre Festival: The Game…what’s next? Promising amazing food and handing out xheese sandwiches?
90AFCC2 days ago
@twitchtvpat PureXbox has the news there lol
91Jmck872 days ago
In all fairness this app need to be rock solid because it’s going to be hacked to pieces the minute it releases looking for silent hill. I remember the PT camera hack and breaking it out of the corridor into actual silent hill.
92KidBoruto2 days ago
I just want this game’s trail to be dropped finally so the rumors and speculation can finally end, is that too much to ask for? XD
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