Jason schreier on the Blue box Studios mystery: “As fun as this was at first, and as much as I’d love to believe it’s part of some elaborate puzzle, I suspect that this is going to end in a lot of disappointment”

1 : Anonymous2021/06/20 17:03 ID: o4a2qo
Jason schreier on the Blue box Studios mystery: "As fun as this was at first, and as much as I’d love to believe it’s part of some elaborate puzzle, I suspect that this is going to end in a lot of disappointment"
2 : Anonymous2021/06/20 17:07 ID: h2g2bn9

The only thing I hope, is that people don’t harass the devs or hate on the game after it’s revealed and ends up not being Silent Hill or a kojima game.

ID: h2g2xhv

Unfortunately that chance went out the window the moment this whole thing started.

ID: h2gw4cp

Silver lining is that at least they got a lot of publicity, but I don’t really know if the death threats people are probably going to send if it ends up not being silent hill are worth it.

ID: h2g9ml5

They pulled the trigger right after the tweet or "first letter is S and last is L".

I dont see how this could turn in his favour. His game will be the most hated of the year.

ID: h2gaxok

They pulled the trigger right after the tweet or "first letter is S and last is L".

"Today, Bluebox announces their brand new franchise "Stupids will fall for anything, LOL"...."

3 : Anonymous2021/06/20 20:11 ID: h2gomrc

This has all the makings of that It's Always Sunny episode where Dee tries to trick the gang that one of them is the father of her baby and when she reveals it's none of them, it's a collective "well, who gives a shit?"

"You thought we were Hideo Kojima, we said we weren't, but then leaned real hard into it with a wink and a nod, but REALLY AREN'T!"

Bold strategy.

4 : Anonymous2021/06/20 17:54 ID: h2g84pm

Regardless of what it turns out to be, all the theories and people actually trying to figure it out is better marketing than any other game I can think of in recent memory. I wouldn't have been paying attention to this game at all otherwise. Given I had (and still have) no expectations there's no room for me to be disappointed.

5 : Anonymous2021/06/20 17:42 ID: h2g6ngp

Imagine being Blue Box, just caving under the unrealistic pressure of not being Kojima.

ID: h2gjufr

Tbh I wouldn’t have much sympathy for them, they stoked the fires with that tweet. Like, I wouldn’t want them to fail or anything, but when you play into it like that idk what else you can expect.

6 : Anonymous2021/06/20 19:11 ID: h2gh8vg

Yeah there’s exactly 0% chance these devs don’t get harassed if it isn’t SH. Lmao

So sad.

ID: h2golf0

The Devs as individuals absolutely shouldn't be harassed. The game itself, and their dishonest marketing absolutely should be shat on. They knew EXACTLY what they were doing with that S H tweet. Anything prior to that I can definitely wave away as unfortunate coincidences, but after that tweet it's in your face blatant what they're doing. If you're going to use Kojimas name for clout and gaining popularity then you also can deal with the blowback.

7 : Anonymous2021/06/20 17:28 ID: h2g4unn

I mean even if it isnt Silent Hill we ARE getting Abandoned which is STILL a Survival game so I wont complain seriously

ID: h2gh0jq

To be fair though if it's actually coming from Hassan and Blue Box Studios they're not exactly a proven commodity and the little you can find of their existing work is pretty uninspiring (even the game's reveal trailer is pretty grim). Weird that Sony's given so much spotlight to a studio with so little to their name, but hey maybe they've found a diamond in the rough.

8 : Anonymous2021/06/20 18:00 ID: h2g8ueo

I'm absolutely convinced through my own hours and hours of digging to be more than comfortable this is silent hill AND more.

If it turned out to not be, I wouldn't even think about lashing out at anyone. That's just dumb.

Too many coincidences. 33 at my count.

ID: h2gevzq

Exactly, if it's not we had fun being harmless conspiracy nutjobs, if it is we'll have way more fun to come.

Just sucks that if it's not true Blue Box is gonna be dealing with a lot of harassment and death threats because Gamers can't handle being wrong about something.

9 : Anonymous2021/06/20 19:22 ID: h2gij7k

But what does the “Abandoned = (First letter S, Last letter L)” mean? Did they say what it was because I couldn’t find anything.

10 : Anonymous2021/06/20 19:29 ID: h2gjb9b

We all know Schreier is just Keighley in a bald cap. We're not gonna fall for your tricks!

11 : Anonymous2021/06/20 18:52 ID: h2gf2qu

I see Jason has covered all his bets now

12 : Anonymous2021/06/20 18:53 ID: h2gf5j8

The clips so far appear to just be a procedurally generated forest from Unreal Engine; you can purchase the asset pack, and view it in use (including the creator saying that they're fairly confident it's their assets being used in the Abandoned/Survival trailer) here:

- video with comments re: use in trailer

- asset pack.

ID: h2h6xk0

It's not from the game, it's already been said.

13 : Anonymous2021/06/20 18:01 ID: h2g917l

Hey at least we are still getting a horror survival game whether its Silent hill/Kojima or not. Blue Box has said Abandoned is a placeholder name and that the game hasn't actually been shown so the trailer is basically fake. At this point im just interested in seeing what the game actually is.

14 : Anonymous2021/06/20 17:22 ID: h2g4819

And then they'll send death and other idiotic threats to these devs.

15 : Anonymous2021/06/20 22:49 ID: h2h70ew

Jason Schreier is the biggest downer in the gaming industry. If you love something or are at least generally enjoying something be ready for Schreier to come and rain on your parade in order to fit his narratives. Weebie prick…

ID: h2hbfw6

lmao yeah fuck him for telling people to have realistic expectations.

16 : Anonymous2021/06/20 17:57 ID: h2g8juo

Wait, you're telling me this studio started years ago and they just recently asked people to guess what 'B.L.U.E' BOX actually means? Surely that information would have been found SOMEWHERE on the internet, no? It's like they're making stuff up as they go

ID: h2g8wim

Best level user experience, it was on their site in wayback machine.

17 : Anonymous2021/06/20 18:16 ID: h2garbj

Didn't he recently comment how he's all in, not too long ago lol.

Also, it's all fun, if it's not what we think, whatever.

ID: h2h6rlx

He's a journalist, they hedge their bets so they can claim they were right.

18 : Anonymous2021/06/20 21:17 ID: h2gwkhq

He didn't come out and say "This is 100% false" . Which is honestly not like him. Still feels like a work.

19 : Anonymous2021/06/20 21:41 ID: h2gzbj6

The thing that makes me a believer is, this is a Sony backed project, right? They've got to have some degree of control over this thing so why would they let BlueBox stoke the PR fire if they knew it's not actually a Silent Hill/Kojima game?

Especially after the No Man's Sky/CP2077 fiascos you'd expect them to nip this in the bud pretty much immediately if that were the case.

ID: h2h3wzt

That's my thing too. I know they want to let them do their thing, but it's gone so far that it would be entirely stupid for Sony not to step in and "officially" say stop. If there is nothing in the pipeline regarding this at all then sony is only hurting themselves now.

20 : Anonymous2021/06/20 22:16 ID: h2h3cmo

If it’s not Silent Hill, the developers are about to be bombarded with hate

21 : Anonymous2021/06/20 23:22 ID: h2hajbz

There are too many things that point to Kojima trolling, they can't be coincidences

22 : Anonymous2021/06/20 20:50 ID: h2gtdt0

Professional guesser shares his guess

24 : Anonymous2021/06/20 23:56 ID: h2he0sp

Imagine it being some cookie cutter mobile shooter ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

25 : Anonymous2021/06/20 20:29 ID: h2gqydf

I just wish they would come out with this already.

If it's not Kojima and Silent Hill, they are just making things worse by dragging this out.

26 : Anonymous2021/06/20 17:29 ID: h2g4zjm

I mean it's all but confirmed that the studio & game are fronts for something else, it may not be for Silent Hill but it's an interesting ARG still.

27 : Anonymous2021/06/20 23:49 ID: h2hdavw

Yeah, there is CLEARLY some fire behind all this smoke.

The question is, is it really Silent Hill, or is this Silent Hill business misdirection for something else?

28 : Anonymous2021/06/20 17:09 ID: h2g2kjg

At least he’s honest

29 : Anonymous2021/06/20 18:10 ID: h2ga36e

This is why it's better to just release a trailer or a gameplay video to announce your game.

30 : Anonymous2021/06/20 18:13 ID: h2gafw3

I've been burnt too much on the whole "Silent Hill announcement is comming THIS time!" to believe it.

It's Kojima, and it wouldn't surprise me if it's either a) Death Stranding 2 (they have a custom game engine, might as well make another game using it!), b) the new Xbox game they're supposedly in cahoots with MS with (did people forget that one?) or c) another brand-new franchise.

Don't get me wrong! i'm ALL for a new SH game! I'm just tired of the wishful thinking and, as this jason guy puts it, experiencing the eventual disappointment.

EDITED: Have been corrected about the Xbox game, because apparently it was announced at some point via the PS Blog being a Sony game. thanks

31 : Anonymous2021/06/20 18:19 ID: h2gb4eq

Eh their "custom game engine" is the Decima Engine by Guerrilla Games (as used in Horizon Zero Dawn)..

32 : Anonymous2021/06/20 22:28 ID: h2h4qwn

2 is out the door considering this game is being marketed and paid for by Sony. It was announced on the PS Blog lol

33 : Anonymous2021/06/20 23:23 ID: h2haoph

Oh Good-o! Didn't know about that! =D

34 : Anonymous2021/06/20 19:04 ID: h2gggad

I really hope it's not Silent Hill, or any horror game for that matter. The genre doesn't interest me at all.

35 : Anonymous2021/06/20 20:25 ID: h2gqf18

If nothing comes out of it, I'll still give the studio some kudos, some of the clues they've left were pretty well made, some of my favorites being the personal training app and the silent hill 4 commercial numbers.

36 : Anonymous2021/06/20 21:21 ID: h2gx13o

Well..... 2 days to either be blown away and ecstatic, or bitterly dissapointed.

Bring it on either way.

37 : Anonymous2021/06/20 23:51 ID: h2hdim6

Honestly, I am starting to doubt if we'll even get a definitive answer on the 25th.

I could see the trailer as the next tease, with the actual reveal at the rumored Sony event in July.

38 : Anonymous2021/06/20 21:41 ID: h2gze0e

This sub is going to be in chaos for days if Blue Box and Abandoned turn out to be their own thing entirely.

39 : Anonymous2021/06/20 21:58 ID: h2h1cdl

He's jumping on the hype wagon. So it's true. A = SH.

40 : Anonymous2021/06/20 22:20 ID: h2h3uoq

I said this last time, but I remember how /

spent five years analyzing every single word that Kojima ever said, certain that there was a super secret ending to Metal Gear Solid V that would only unlock once certain criteria were met, and in the end they were wrong. Then they spent Death Standing's hype cycle certain that it was a Metal Gear Solid sequel and that Konami and Kojima were pulling the greatest ruse in the history of the internet, and they were once again wrong. So why would this time be any different? Why is this time the time where the ruse is real and it's all one big masterful ploy where Konami admits they were wrong about Kojima and they resume their partnership?

41 : Anonymous2021/06/20 22:58 ID: h2h7x5k

super secret ending to Metal Gear Solid V that would only unlock once certain criteria were met

Does this not describe the nuclear disarmament ending?

42 : Anonymous2021/06/20 23:00 ID: h2h85uv

Nope. That got datamined right at the very start. They were certain there was an entire extra chapter, and that disarmament was one of the requirements to unlock that chapter. Disarmament was never the goal for them. It was just a necessary step.

43 : Anonymous2021/06/20 23:11 ID: h2h9dm2

I mean the website for this developer has been up for like 5 years, seems pretty unbelievable that it'd be just a fake name for a kojima studio

44 : Anonymous2021/06/20 23:19 ID: h2ha9dy


45 : Anonymous2021/06/20 23:35 ID: h2hbxex

There is no demo coming out.

EDIT: For anyone wanting to know. User

said he was looking forward to playing the demo. When I said their was no demo, he changed his original comment by taking out the use of "playing" something. He then replied to me saying that he meant demo as in demonstration (trying to gaslight) and then removed his comments.

46 : Anonymous2021/06/20 23:40 ID: h2hced5


47 : Anonymous2021/06/20 23:42 ID: h2hcm6e

I don’t want to be disappointed but the only thing that’s weird to me is Konami dropping new merch starting on Wednesday. It might just be a really crazy coincidence but it’s strange regardless if BB amounts to nothing but a random title.

48 : Anonymous2021/06/20 18:20 ID: h2gbbgr

Did it actually use 1:1 MGS music? I didn´t play any MGS games, but if thats true then Konami and Sony might actually be in talks.

That's always been my kinda take on this whole "Kojima doing Silent Hill" nonsense.

I mean, I get it, Silent Hills WAS susposed to have been a Kojima game, but if I was Sony, and had access to Kojima and a working negotiation with Konami for ONE of their franchises to make potentially exclusive to my platform... Silent Hill would NOT be the first on that list of existing popular Konami franchises I would attach to Kojima's name. >.>

49 : Anonymous2021/06/20 19:01 ID: h2gg2st

Silent Hill does not exist and is never coming back. I've been saying that for years. People will keep being disappointed.

Quote this message again in another three years when theres been NOTHING lol

50 : Anonymous2021/06/20 19:56 ID: h2gmcgb


51 : Anonymous2021/06/20 23:36 ID: h2hbznw

I’m amazed that Schreier is who he is in the industry. Seems like he doesn’t have much inside info but that’s just me.

Whether this turns out to be a Silent Hill game or not, there is NO way anyone who has reviewed the material to this point has any doubt that this clearly points to a new entry or a remake within the Silent Hill franchise. If this isn’t, then “Blue Box” have become the biggest trolls of all time. Imo there is no other way to see this, I think this studio deserves all of the backlash it may get because they are essentially asking for it. They clearly know how this looks.


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