Danish developer Blue Box Game Studios introduced its PlayStation 5 unique, a first-person survival horror shooter named Abandoned, on Wednesday through Sony’s PlayStation Blog. Almost instantly, PlayStation followers got here to a conclusion about its teaser trailer: This is secretly a Hideo Kojima sport.

Enough individuals thought that, truly, that the studio was pressured to deal with hypothesis that Abandoned was a stealth announcement for one thing else solely and to deny Kojima’s involvement on its website.

From Blue Box’s assertion:

We acquired a number of emails concerning the Hideo Kojima rumor. We don’t have any affiliation with Hideo Kojima nor can we declare to have any affiliation nor was it our intention to assert such an announcement. We are a small group of builders engaged on a passionate title we needed to work on for a very long time. We have been helping different studios in the previous with their initiatives and we needed to work on our very first huge challenge. While it’s true that we’ve been engaged on small initiatives in the previous, we definitely didn’t use that for advertising functions. We hope this has clarified this matter and hope to see you all in our very first gameplay reveal of Abandoned.

But why did PlayStation followers suspect that one thing wasn’t on the extent with Abandoned? It might need one thing to do with its gameplay- and detail-light teaser, which exhibits a person strolling by a quiet, spooky, photorealistic forest, however not a lot else. Or the truth that Blue Box Game Studios doesn’t have a lot title recognition or a lot of an internet presence — the identical for its proprietor and Abandoned sport director Hasan Kahraman. Or the truth that Sony Interactive Entertainment printed Kojima’s earlier console platform unique, Death Stranding.

Kojima has definitely set the precedent for mysterious sport bulletins to finally develop into one thing else (e.g., The Phantom Pain by Moby Dick Studio and its made-up sport director Joakim Mogren, P.T. by 7780s Studio teasing Silent Hills). But based on Blue Box Game Studios, Abandoned is what it’s: a sensible survival sport about an amnesiac man who discovers he’s been kidnapped and deserted in a forest. The studio guarantees to disclose extra and launch a full gameplay video “soon.”