Abandoned is a game that has had lots said about it with not a ton shown or really known. The original reveal trailer looked amazing and then the rumors started. First, rumors circulated that it’s Kojima making this game under a different name, then we heard worrying stories about the developer Blue Box Game Studios regarding other projects they had previewed and started and then never finished. So people started to worry about Abandoned.
Blue Box Game Studios then had an app for the game to show the first demo. The launch of the app was delayed very late but is now available. However, the first trailer on the app didn’t go well as it was only a few seconds long. Then we were told a playable demo was coming. A leaker called Roberto Serrano reported saying it was coming in March. This he posted on Twitter and was covered by UK media with an article by the Express.
The demo never appeared at all. In fact, they removed all tweets mentioning a playable demo. Using a comparison between a Wayback archive of their account and the current tweets provided interesting reading. As it appears dozens of tweets were deleted. Lance McDonald, more known for videos on From Software found more. Normally he’s finding hidden content in their games and he’s pointed out the tweets over the Abandoned demo have been removed. Not just that, but related tweets such as plans for the future of the game.
Blue Box Game Studios last posted an update around Christmas. That was in a blog post which said
Q1 2022 is going to be interesting for fans of Abandoned. With the game reveal being around the corner and the release of the Prologue coming closer and closer, we are working hard to make sure to showcase the game at the best and stable way possible.
From the team @BLUE BOX Game Studios, Happy Holidays and have a healthy 2022!
Abandoned. A Future Looking Bleak
It would appear that way. We have the information we saw earlier from Robert Serrano saying March. And we have the blog post saying Q1 2022 would be interesting. So, at the time of writing, we are at the end of that period, and still, we’ve heard nothing. And one musician has had issues with the use of their music which Blue Box Founder Hasan Kahraman responded to that as well as the deleted tweets as we see below.
It seems something is definitely amiss. Has Abandoned been canceled or not? We do have a statement from Blue Box which contradicts rumors, but even so, why delete older tweets when they could have said it’s delayed?