Here’s the overview by the Dutch studio: „Abandoned is a cinematic, first-person horror survival shooter set in a highly detailed open world environment and favours a realistic approach to survival. The story is centred around Jason Longfield, who wakes up in a strange forest. Abandoned and not remembering how he got there, Jason soon finds out that he was kidnapped and brought there for a dark purpose. Fighting for his survival, his main goal is to escape.
We want to deliver a uniquely personal gameplay experience, one that feels realistic. Every event influences your character. If Jason is out of breath after sprinting (or is afraid), his firing accuracy will suffer. Unlike action shooter titles, firing weapons in Abandoned will be realistically slow. You will need to be tactical to survive. Our studio is focused on crafting a cinematic style, first-person story. This is no fast-paced shooter in which you just run, aim and shoot. Abandoned requires you to hide and plan every shot before pulling the trigger. We want you to be nervous come every enemy encounter. To be aware that a wrong move can be the deciding factor between surviving a combat scenario or not.
We wanted to emphasize realism through user immersion. This would not be possible without the DualSense wireless controller. Players will feel each interaction during gameplay—such as being struck by a bullet. Pulling the trigger on a loaded or unloaded gun will feel different. Equally 3D audio will help shape your decisions and tactics, using the accurate positioning of gunshots out in the wilds to help decide your next move. Our team is still unravelling the power of PS5 but we’ve made amazing progress so far. The console allows us to process high-quality motion capture, all running at 60 frames per second and rendered at a native 4K resolution. We’re making sure the environmental quality is as close to the real thing as possible. In all, the result is realistic graphics, smooth character animations, and minimal loading screens,” Blue Box Game Studios wrote.
The video below is just a teaser, but they will release a gameplay reveal trailer shortly. Abandoned is planned to launch in Q4 2021 (between October and December), exclusively on PlayStation 5.