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Despite Lingering Theories, Blue Box Game Studios Denies Ties To Hideo Kojima For Alleged Silent Hill Project


Posted on June 26, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Although many fans are hungry to fill the shoes of what could have been Silent Hills more than half a decade since its initial announcement, there is still no official plans to replace what once was as of yet. While claims continued to roll out suggesting a new game is on the way, there has yet to be any confirming evidence on the matter aside from word of mouth. However, one report claims to say otherwise for this summer.

In that, Video Game Chronicles claimed that Konami is outsourcing to third-party teams in Japan for its next major release. The announcement is said the be scheduled for a release later in 2021. Afterwards, hope began to die down on the matter when Konami itself shared to be retracting its attendance for E3 which already took place earlier this month. But grand conspiracies now erupt online.

While there is not any direct correlation on the surface, many believe Blue Box Game Studios’ Abandoned is an incubator title in collaboration with Hideo Kojima. Especially following one tweet from the team reading, “Guess the name: Abandoned = (First letter is S, Last letter is L).” But the team later went on to apologize in a following tweet after deleting the initial post.

Now on the official Twitter account for the team, Abandoned game director Hasan Kahraman went on to denounce the claims directly as more stories continued to spin on the developer holding ties to Hideo Kojima once again.

“I’m not associated with Hideo Kojima,” Kahraman explained in the video. “[I’m] not an actor, [I’m] not working on Silent Hill.” Now being the second instance that Blue Box Game Studios commented on not being associated with Hideo Kojima, Konami, or the Silent Hill IP, further claims on the matters are more so fan theories rather than fact on what was initially conceived.

As for what Hideo Kojima is officially working on, it is certain that Death Stranding is coming to PlayStation 5. Unveiling the Death Stranding: Director’s Cut, the project is expected to ship later in 2022 uniquely for the system as of reporting. However, there is a chance for a PC port later on since the original game is out now on the platform. You can read the initial report by heading here.

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