After announcing yesterday that a “Realtime Experience” patch would be available universally starting at 12pm PT / 3pm ET time today, Blue Box Game Studios announced that a demo for its upcoming project Abandonded has been delayed due to technical issues.
Quick update: we are still working on it. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
— BLUE BOX Game Studios (@BBGameStudios) August 10, 2021
The Realtime Experience demo is available to download right now on the PlayStation Store. Launching the app loads the game up to where it prompts you to select a language, before displaying a message that notes that it is not a playable teaser but an introduction of what to expect. Yet, launching the demo now, you will be met with a “Check back soon…” message over a black background.
The delay of the Realtime Experience comes at an awkward time for Blue Box Game Studios, which previously postponed the reveal in late June. Abandoned has also been the subject of numerous rumors, most notably that the game is tied to Hideo Kojima and/or a new entry in Konami’s dormant franchise, Silent Hill.
Blue Box has denied rumors, stating that it has no relations with Konami or Hideo Kojima. Abandoned’s director, Hasan Kahraman, made a video on the studios’ Twitter account confirming he is not Kojima in disguise.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.