Abandoned developer Blue Box Game Studios has found itself once more in the crosshairs of speculation as of late, with some alleging that the game is actually a new Silent Hill by Hideo Kojima.
Quick message from Hasan: pic.twitter.com/1oVeaMvu3w— BLUE BOX Game Studios (@BBGameStudios) June 22, 2021
Quick message from Hasan: pic.twitter.com/1oVeaMvu3w
Cute, I wonder what the guys real name is?
For a Turkish guy based in the Netherlands, he has an awfully American sounding twang to his accent.
To be fair that is not unusual. My Dutch relatives learnt most of their English from watching American TV such as Friends.
Can we all just take a minute and appreciate how wild this whole saga is. Kojima has taken over without saying or doing anything.
I watched while the whole internet went crazy over this, and watched a bit of Yong Yea and MBG. and to be honest it’s been a bit of fun and I’ve been entertained and that’s been really nice considering a lot of gaming stuff can be negative.. It would be great if turns into something big wouldn’t it?!
1. Go to Google Translate 2. Enter “Hideo” in as Japanese 3. Set translation outcome to Turkish (this guy’s language) 4. What is the result?
This goes a little beyond coincidence lol
Kahraman means hero in turkish. Which is a common lastname.
DAFUQ NO WAY
Yeah this was the thing that pushed it over the edge for me and seems to be beyond coincidence lol
Wasn't he in 24?
He looks young and around 24, no?
That is ridiculous! I hate this.
He is shaking... his voice sounds like he's on the verge of crying. He probably realized how stupid was tweeting bullshit on twitter just to gain followers. OR Maybe it's just Kojima pointing a gun at him out of camera.
Yup, It's the 2nd option ;-)
Agree the second option on the left side he keeps looking at 👀
Well if true…I have no sympathy for them They brought it in themselves They know what die hard fan bases are like if you mess with them and tease a new game
What did they do? What did I miss?
Well if they aren't actually a front for an announcement by kojima then they made some tweets that helped along the theories that they were really part of a marketing campaign. However I don't consider it likely that they have nothing todo with him at this point.
They are playing with us. Damn it.
He still claims to have 50 employees but can only name one and claims Sony approached him with a deal after his failed Kickstarter which also sounds like a lie.
To be fair this includes the "more than 7" alleged outsourcing partners and freelancers. I think their internal employee count is 10, but your point still stands. I'm currently in the process of verifying a screenshot of a PSN conversation with Hasan where he allegedly claims that they're working on a budget of ~250k. Curiously he calls it AA. Assuming the claim was made, it would be a big red flag for the project as a whole. With 10 employees you'll burn through that budget in no time. Now subtract the outsourcing cost from that budget and it looks even worse. And don't forget the additional work that has to be put into the development of the app to even reveal the game in the first place. A lot of things just don't seem to make sense. If this is indeed a real dev and these claims are accurate, I don't have much hope for the game. Their management doesn't seem to have a clue.
He can only name 2 partners and neither one would confirm their involvement.
"He can only name 2 partners and neither one would confirm their involvement." Interesting. I don't think I've seen that. Do you remember what 2 partners were named?
Yes "he" had an interview with bloomberg and listed Nuare Studio and Dekogon Studios, they both just do random stock assets for games like decorations environments etc... so the core team doesn't have to waste time doing it. (Aka they work with basically anyone using unreal engine)
@Soldierone: Thanks. I've just read the article. Nuare and Dekogon are legit. The fact that representatives of both companies declined to comment strikes me as odd. Maybe Hasan considers buying premade assets form the Unreal Engine marketplace a collaboration with outsourcing partners.
bet he's really scared of a few angry gamers. lol.
This game whether it be Kojima or not, has all eyes on it ha. No such thing as bad press as they say
His name probably is Hasan Kahraman. And he may not really be associated with Hideo Kojima. He may not be an actor. And he may not be working on Silent Hill. However—tin foil hat moment here...I wonder if he was very intentional in his words: To say "I'm not really associated with Hideo Kojima" is not the same as "I'm not associated with Hideo Kojima" and could be interpreted as "I'm a collaborator, not an associate". He's not an actor could refer very narrowly to profession—he's a developer, not an actor. Doesn't mean he isn't acting now. Him not working on Silent Hill does not mean he isn't working on Silent Hills*. It's reaching, sure... But this is too weird for there to not be some substance in my view.
I'm not quite sure what to make of it. All of that does make sense, and I could see it turning out that way. Then again, the Abandoned teaser didn't look half as good graphically as P.T. did, and that was Kojima "trying to look like an indie". Maybe he shot lower this time to shake off suspicion, but I'm not convinced this is anything...yet lol.
Nah kojima came straight out about his association with PT didn't he? Also remember we are getting an app with a like playable trailer or something on Friday for this game...
@Extermin8or3_ Nope, when PT came out it was hidden behind a fake developer. It was shown off at Gamescom and "Instead of formally announcing a new Silent Hill game, director Hideo Kojima decided to release P.T. as a game demo from a nonexistent gaming studio called 7780s Studio." That was lifted from the Wiki article on it. It was only after completing the demo that a trailer ran that revealed PT was a teaser for Silent Hills, with involvement from Kojima, del Toro, and Reedus.
I don't think this is a silent hill game... I think it's a SIREN game. Sony old horror IP....
Siren was awesome. The last one on PS3 (Blood Curse) was great. I'm a big fan of Team Siren's work, especially Gravity Rush. If so, it would be bittersweet. The talent behind the originals left, unfortunately. There are two reasons why I doubt it's Siren: 1. I don't know how that would align with the 'S L' thing. 2. I can't imagine there being so much mystery and intrigue behind Siren. Great series, but I'd file that under "acquired taste".
They shouldn't have even started this. They played with fire and now when the game finally gets revealed, god knows how the crazy ones will act. Im surprised Sony didnt step in and stop this
Nice try Kojima, but cant fool me.
I mean at this point if it's legit not some secret game, then I don't feel bad. I can understand if its a real small studio being totally clueless, but the fact Sony hasn't stepped in to help at all just adds to my dismay. You see people wanting it to be Silent Hill and you lead them on for over a year, then get upset that people wont stop? Gee wonder why. Plus if its a legit studio the fact they cant make a proper site, have a stock photo of hills on their YT, and spent over 5 years with Sony with nothing to show for it.... theres no faith. How is an indie dev able to program an open world game and a new app that is "live trailers" but needs a stock pre built website?
Lmao I feel bad for him if true. That was the most brilliant and dumb thing they could ever do if it’s some random indie game lol.
If this was fake all along, Konami needs to see this and let someone make a new Silent Hill asap, and all will profit.
Its already in development my dear. Being developed by Bloober team.
That specific rumor was also accompanied by them approaching the Dark Pictures dev for a game, and Konami stating they were licensing out the franchise for multiple titles. And if that rumor is true, it could be why this said developer is not revealing what studios they are teaming up with.
If Kojima is not involve with a silent hill game that’s great news. Since guns of patriot kojima is a total mess
You're a total mess.
In my books, that was the last MGS game and a masterpiece.
Yes he should had stop making game after that
And then, couple of months later, in one interview, HK (Hasan Kahraman) will take off his medical mask and turns out, it's another HK (Hideo Kojima). And it's gonna be like Joakim Mogren all over again.
But what if it’s not? What if it really is just some startup Sony partnership trolling for a solid kickoff. Would you be mad? I wouldn’t, I think that’s hilarious. They didn’t accidentally fumble through the coincidences. I think that’s a great way to start up a studio. If you can make good games people will forgive but they will never forget the troll. If Kojima and Konami are working together and have been this whole time that would be an even better troll. One of the greatest.
Mad? Why should i be mad? As far as i undestand, we're still getting a game and Blue Box proved to be capable studio. I'll be happy either way. All i was trying to say is that Kojima is known for trying to screw with the fans/audience. He even said that - and i quote: "I do think it’s important to leave hints, but, in a sense, I think it’s important to mislead people with hints because I think if something’s too predictable then it’s no longer fun," Kojima said. "I think that's the problem with many Hollywood sequels; you get exactly what you expect." (you can search for this quote, it's from GameSpot interview) Kojima was already denying that he has anything to do with that Moby Dick Studios, yet turns out, it was him behind the scenes all along. And i mean, both their literals are "HK". Game looks like Silent Hill. Konami was dropping some hints about Silent Hill game might be in the works. Then, check out @NecrumOddBoy comment about translating Kojima's name. Too many coincidences if you ask me. Or you know, people might be overthinking this (it happens). Either way, i can't wait for official announcement.
A lot of people would be mad at the misleading from my understanding. I was just wondering “what If” from someone so certain. I wouldn’t be mad either lol, I think it’s brilliant either way. Yes the coincidences are on purpose for sure. Somethings up 100%.
Well, there are "FaceApps" everywhere, so who knows ;P
Sure he does.
This gets curiouser and curiouser....
Also Blue Box = BB as in Death stranding
Think it’s sad people still think this is Kojima. What more can the guy do? He’s said multiple times he’s not involved in Silent Hill, that he’s not Kojima, even put a video showing himself and AGAIN clarifying he’s not in any way related to Kojima or Konami. He just used the hype to get more eyes on his game by being intentionally vague, which worked, and now he’s realised how much shit he’s in from doing so and how many people are now expecting Silent Hill.
Kindly explain the fact that if you go on Google translate and set it to translate Japanese to Turkish and put in hideo.... cmon there is no way that's a coincidence...
*sigh* it’s already been explained here and the explanation makes sense. https://twitter.com/bbgames...
I think it's funny that some people actually believe him. You clearly dont know Kojima.
@sherif129 nah I don't buy it, way too large a coincidence also I mean... look at this: https://twitter.com/NipalTi... Cmon.... seriously?
Lets those crazy Q people investigate they will find out the thruth no matter what🤦♂️
if it is just a hoax then this guy just doomed his game. Don't mess with angry gamers, learn from Cyberpunk 2077
Man this is not going to end well 😅
When? Wheeeeen are we going to finally have a Silent Hill game? I demand this to happen!!!
I wonder if they delayed this due to the possible sh*t storm awaiting them if this isn't some Kojima collaboration or Silent Hill game. Because if this is purely an indie horror game and they played along this crazy hype wave people are going to become vicious. Hopefully, the game will be good and maybe people won't care that it's not Silent Hill.
That's exactly what Kojima would want us to believe :P
He doesn't have any association with Kojima.... but his agent does. Dun dun.