Japanese game designer Hideo Kojima officially distanced himself from rumors linked to his involvement in the production of the mysterious game Abandoned for PlayStation 5. The developer commented on the situation as part of the latest release of his podcast. Brain Structure.
As Kojima explained, netizens are still very active in writing to him, suggesting that a new Kojima Productions game is hiding under the screen of Abandoned. Actually it’s not like that at all.
“Netizens sent me photos of this Hassan [главы Blue Box Game Studios]. They still send all sorts of collages and deepfakes, sometimes twenty times a day. It even started to bother me,” Kojima jokingly noted.
The developer admitted that after the “fake” announcement Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Painorganized by a “non-existent studio”, he would not repeat such a trick again — You can’t step into the same river twice, says Kojima.
“When we did that Moby Dick stunt, Jeff Keely was in on the whole idea. It was an interesting period. But the audience needs to understand that I would not do this twice,” the head of Kojima Productions admitted.
As for Abandoned itself, here Kojima gave the developers of the project only one piece of advice. — quickly fully present the game to the public so that users can fully understand the author’s intention.
Recall that now Abandoned does not even have a tentative release date. Summer developers assuredthat their project — not fake.
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