Abandoned will be free to those who purchased the studio’s previous game. This new information comes from an interview with IGN.
In the interview, Blue Box games studio head Hasan Kahraman reveals that anyone who purchased The Haunting: Blood Water Curse while it was available for early access will receive Abandoned for free. The Haunting was a Fatal Frame homage that was only ever released in early access, before being discontinued and handed off to another developer.
Now, in the interview, Kahraman promises that the development on The Haunting: Blood Water Curse will be finished by the time Abandoned releases. So, the bundle ties two promises into one, one from the studio head: that The Haunting will be finished, and that those who originally purchased the game in early access will be offered Abandoned for free.
So far, Kahraman’s promises haven’t gone as planned. Blue Box games had originally announced the Abandoned PS5 app for release earlier this year, before delaying it several times at the last moment. On its release, the app merely offered a replay of the previously revealed trailer for the game and not a demo of the game’s DualSense capabilities, which Kahraman previously alluded to. We will have to wait a little longer to see how Blue box delivers the game Abandoned.