Abandoned Director Speaks Out On Cancellation Rumors

Following the confusion over the future of the project, the director of the upcoming PS5 game Abandoned has explained why developer Blue Box deleted various tweets about the game, the status of the game’s prologue and his own “grief” over the situation surrounding the out of the game.

Talk to IGN, Hasan Kahraman of Blue Box Game Studios said the developer deleted old tweets about the game in an effort to keep information about Abandoned up to date. “Basically the tweets were deleted because part of the concept changed, and I thought maybe just deleting the tweet and then tweeting more relevant information would be a better idea – which actually wasn’t. a good idea,” Kahraman said.

“I’ve learned now to keep them. Even if the information or the concept has changed, just keep the older information because eventually people will see for themselves what the difference is and then see what’s more real. .”

Many fans saw the deletion of the tweets as bad news, leading some to question the existence of the game and infer that it had been canceled or was just a scam. elaborate. In response to this outcry, Blue Box released a statement addressing the rumors, assuring people they were still happening. Addressing it again now, Kahraman said it was “heartbreaking”.

Kahraman then discussed the Abandoned prologue and pointed out that despite the widespread assumption, it would not be a demo. Rather, it would be its own “standalone game” with a price tag (although according to Kahraman it will be on the lower end of the price scale, as the prologue will only have a few hours of gameplay) and its own set of trophies.

“The revenue generated from the Prologue will actually be used to fund the development of Abandoned, right? So we’re self-funding the game,” Kahraman explained. “So that’s why we want to release the Prologue first.”

Kahraman also said more content would be coming to Abandoned’s Realtime Experience app throughout 2022, though no specifics were given.

“The reason people haven’t seen anything of the game yet, any development of the game, is just, and to describe it in a nutshell, I’m scared. I’m not going to lie.” Kahraman said. “I don’t work for Ubisoft. I don’t work for some AAA publisher telling me what to do, basically telling me what game to make.

“And development progress, maybe not everyone will understand because players don’t see, don’t understand what ‘in development’ means. Players don’t care.

“Players only care about what they see at the time. And I’m between those two choices where I decide either to show development [now]progress, to share with the world the progress of Abandoned’s development – and between the choice of whether I should wait just to make an appropriate reveal.”

On his own Twitter feed, Kahraman wrote heartfelt appeals to the community to “give [him] pause”.

Following a previous interview, Kahraman shared that he “did NOT do a good job doing the interview. But come on guys… This is my first ongoing interview. It was a mess, I had no big picture of what I meant.”

Finally, Kahraman said once again that he was a genuine person, not an actor hired to talk about Abandoned – despite the previous suggestion, this was a repeat of a Hideo Kojima-style marketing move. .

“I am who I say I am. There is no other truth than this.”

Elsewhere, the singer who previously revealed he was left in the dark by Blue Box after his work recording music for Abandoned said the situation is now resolved. The group, The Eyes Inside, released a statement saying they had spoken with Kahraman and that “everything is fine”.

Along with that, they shared a video for the game’s upcoming music titled “Exitus”, which can be listened to below.

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