Konami & Bloober Team: Partnership for New Silent Hill?

Konami & Bloober Team: Partnership for New Silent Hill?

Konami & Bloober Team

Konami has announced a partnership with Bloober Team that will bring out several new games. If you look at the past of Bloober Team, the next Silent Hill may also be on the agenda. The studio from Poland has been dealing exclusively with horror games since 2016. These include Layers of Fear, The Medium, Observer and Blair Witch.

A statement by CEO Piotr Babieno from February 2021 can now be seen in a new light through the announcement of the partnership. At that time, the head of Bloober Team announced that they were working on an existing franchise with a well-known publisher. The CEO did not go into detail at the time - but rumors about a new Silent Hill quickly made the rounds. The as yet unknown project has been in development for over a year. In a statement on the partnership, Konami said that the first details will be announced as soon as appropriate decisions have been made by the companies.

Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka was previously responsible for the soundtrack for The Medium. And the composer is still on board for the new Bloober Team project. A report earlier this year said Konami was working on two reboots of Silent Hill - but had given both games to outside developers. One of them is said to be in a Japanese studio - the other could be Bloober Team.

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Konami/Bloober Team partnership adds more fuel to rampant Silent Hill rumors

Legendary game studio Konami and Bloober Team, the developer behind horror games like Layers of Fear, The Medium, and Blair Witch, officially announced a “strategic cooperation agreement.” This new game development contract has fans jumping back to the rumors that there is a new Silent Hill game on the horizon amid tons of rumors.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Bloober Team was hard at work on a horror game with a famous publisher and today’s announcement finally revealed exactly which one. According to Video Games Chronicle, which broke the news, Konami stated it was “excited to work with Bloober Team and other highly regarded development partners to produce games from existing and new IPs.”

While all signs are pointing directly to a new Silent Hill game from Bloober Team, there have been reports that Konami has outsourced the IP to a prominent Japanese developer. It is still plausible that Bloober Team could be working on a second Silent Hill project alongside that rumored one.

There have been tons of rumors surrounding Konami, including that it is looking to outsource more IPs like Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania. It also gives more weight to the 2020 rumor that there are apparently two new Silent Hill games in the pipeline for the longtime publisher.

Only time will truly tell if fans will be returning to Silent Hill any time soon. Until then, there are many more horror games to explore, like the flood of recent Resident Evil games that have been dominating the genre.

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