More than just a game: web sleuths refuse to abandon conspiracy theory

Is there more to the Blue Box mystery, or is it just a stunt by a well-known trickster? Pockets of the internet are trying to get to the bottom of this

22 June 2021 - 20:34 By Jason Schreier

Tens of thousands of people are coordinating online in search of clues surrounding what’s either a series of curious coincidences or a conspiracy led by one of the world’s most celebrated video game directors.

It starts with a PlayStation 5 game called Abandoned. In April, Sony unveiled the project from a small Dutch company, Blue Box Game Studios, with scant details. From there, an elaborate theory emerged that the game does not exist and that it’s actually a secret, new project from the beloved and eccentric Japanese game maker Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear series...

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