In April, a trailer for a game called Abandoned by Blue Box Studios was released on the PlayStation channel. (The study later suggested it would hit both PC and PS5, tweeting about it, "The PC community will be delighted".) It is an inaccurate trailer, suggesting a first-person shooter set in a fantastic rural area. There are forests, a sign for “the city of God” and a voice-over that speaks to a community led by “a religious nutjob”.
The Silent Hill community, desperate as ever to hear about a new game in the series, was quickly convinced that Abandoned was a rebirth of Silent Hills, Hideo Kojima's canceled project. The theory has its own subreddit, The blue box conspiracy. Among his evidence is the fact that Blue Box Studios tweeted "Abandoned = (first letter S, last letter L)" and that the director of the studio, Hasan Kahraman, has a surname that Hideo translates into Turkish. It might seem like a piece, but to be fair when Metal Gear Solid 5 was released, it was advertised as a “Moby Dick Studios” project directed by Joakim Mogren, with Joakim an anagram of Kojima.
Since then, Blue Box Studios he tried to explain that Abandoned is not Silent Hill. He announced that, "We have no relationship with Konami. Silent Hill is owned by Konami. We have no relationship with Hideo Kojima. We never intended to mock Silent Hill's name. We sincerely apologize for that." Kahraman had already been interviewed by IGN, and tried to turn off the rumor there, saying, "It bothered me a little bit because, as a team, we're so excited to provoke a little bit of our game and then that conspiracy comes."
Neither statement did much to curb speculation, as fans had a little more evidence to cling to. The official Konami Shop product store tweeted "A new merch enters our store, from a damn place. #SHLSS" and followed him with a picture of Pyramid Head and the words "Coming soon…"
Today, the Konami product store has revealed that what has been teasing is actually just some new Konami products. A skateboard with a Silent Hill 2 nurse. The hashtag #SHLSS stands for "Silent Hill Limited Series Skateboard".
How OldGhostBlood he wrote in the Blue Box Conspiracy subreddit, "I don't expect anything from Konami and I'm still disappointed every time."