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Abandoned dev Blue Box hits out at death threats

Abandoned dev Blue Box hits out at death threats

The developer of upcoming horror title Abandoned, Blue Box Game Studios, has spoken out about the death threats its staff has received.

In a post on Twitter, the company said that it has been dealing with this kind of hate for "the past few months" and that this has been something that it has been dealing with again over "the last few days".

Much of the anger towards Blue Box stems from a widely held belief that the studio is working on a Silent Hill title with Japanese publisher Konami. This started when the team said that the Abandoned wasn't the project's real name and that the final title started with S and ended with L.

Since, Blue Box has tried to debunk the theory it's working on a new Silent Hill title, but clearly, the message hasn't reached the morons sending death threats to developers. The company does admit, however, that it played a role in this happening though it goes on to say it doesn't understand the death threats it is receiving.

Blue Box has also said that it is going to be working with law enforcement so that those who have been sending staff death threats will be brought to justice.

"This not only affects us as a team, but everyone within our environments," the developer wrote.

"Other businesses, families and everyone surrounding us. We want to work in a safe environment and with job openings upcoming in the future, we want to offer a safe work environment for future colleagues as well. We won't tolerate this and we will take action by providing authorities IP addresses, logs and camera footage."


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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