Blue Box: Kojima conspiracy or not?
Rumours claim Konami is reviving Silent Hill, and excited fans have cooked up a theory that a Dutch studio called Blue Box Game Studios does not actually exist and that its recently announced horror game Abandoned is actually the new Silent Hill game – and that all this has been orchestrated by none other than Hideo Kojima.
It all started when the Abandoned announcement trailer appeared and got fans rather excited with its cryptic voice-over, hyperrealistic nature shots and droning soundtrack.
Echoes of the past: The theory might sound nuts, but it's not without precedence. Metal Gear Solid V was actually announced as The Phantom Pain by Moby Dick Studio at Spike Video Game Awards in 2012. It was all a publicity stunt cooked up by Kojima, of course, who kept the ruse up for over 3 months.
Night and fog: Blue Box has been strikingly coy throughout the entire ordeal, vehemently denying that Abandoned is a Silent Hill game while also making references to Silent Hill and the fan theory. Game director Hasan Kahraman flatly denies any connection to Kojima Productions. Time will tell.