After tons wild fan speculation and many technical delays, the PS5 app from Blue Box Game Studios to the hype about the upcoming horror game, Leave, is officially here. It’s as anti-climactic as you might have expected, considering everything that led to its release.
That Leave The PS5 app is a whopping 5.1GB, though it only contains the briefest of teasing: a man’s bootcut jeans sliding across a creaky old wooden floor. It barely takes a dozen seconds. Blue Box says there will be a longer trailer and hands-on demos about the app in the future, but right now it’s basically just the tease the studio showed off earlier this week that only runs on your PS5 instead of Twitter.
Leave was announced on the PlayStation blog in April, and thanks to a series of strange coincidences, some people began to believe it was a kojima silent Hill Game in disguise. But even when these conspiracy theories fell apart enough believers remained those were still arguing Months later as it continues to find new ways to disappoint people.
The app that Blue Box insisted on developing rather than simply uploading a trailer to YouTube was an attempt to showcase the game in real time on the PS5. It was originally supposed to go live on August 10th. But it didn’t.
“Quick update: We’re still working on it,” the studio wrote on Twitter at the last minute in a now deleted tweet
“The delay is taking longer than expected,” it said the next day. “We looked at several engine problems that came up at the last minute after discovering a graphics glitch,” it wrote the day after.
Now the time has finally come. And it’s nothing, at least for now. Hopefully we can all get on with our lives and if so Leave finally comes out and is good, we can all enjoy it. And if it’s not good, we can add it to the pile of evidence of our collective embarrassment for future generations to look back on.