For the past few weeks gamers have been having fun with the theory that small time indie developer Blue Box Game Studios is secretly Hideo Kojima covering for the creation of a brand new entry in the Silent Hill universe, a theory that Blue Box itself has been all to willing to encourage.
But as announcements and delays get more and more...trollish, what can we take from how manufacturers have protected their reputation in the very recent past?
For all we know "Abandoned" is just a name given to a performative art piece...in Virtual Legality.
#BlueBox #Abandoned #Sony
Discussed in this episode:
"Hideo Kojima Conspiracy Theory Ends With Tears"
Kotaku - June 21, 2021
"Abandoned, a cinematic survival sim, hits PS5 later this year"
PlayStation Blog - April 7, 2021
"Securing the Village: On Sony and Capcom's Purported RE VIII Agreement (VL450)"
YouTube Video - April 21, 2021 - Hoeg Law
"Experience all trailers and gameplay reveals with images rendered realtime ..."
Tweet - May 31, 2021 - BLUE BOX Game Studios
"The Abandoned:Trailers app got delayed for three days."
Tweet - June 20, 2021 - BLUE BOX Game Studios
"Weird PS5 Game Abandoned Delays Trailer App to Friday"
Push Square - June 20, 2021
"We wanted to set things straight."
Tweet - June 15, 2021 - BLUE BOX Game Studios
"An update from Hasan:"
Tweet - June 25, 2021 - BLUE BOX Game Studios
"CDPR's Cyberpunk Damage Control Call: Corpos Searching for Answers (VL371)"
YouTube Video - December 15, 2021 - Hoeg Law
Tweet - December 14, 2020 - Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame)
CDPR Cyberpunk Launch Teleconference Transcript
December 14/15, 2020
"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).
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