Since Bloober Team has started working with publisher Konami, there has been intense fan speculation that the developer will work on a new Silent Hill game. Now, Bloober Team has finally responded, and they don’t directly deny the rumors.
Previously, we knew of three projects being developed by Bloober that were discovered through filings from Bloober on the EU’s Creative Europe website, which shows descriptions of projects that have applied for EU funding. The projects all have codenames: H2O (revealed to be Layers of Fear 2), Black (a first-person project featuring aliens in the Middle Ages), and Dum Spiro (a horror game set in a World War II ghetto for Polish Jews).
Thanks to a recent IGN interview with Bloober CMO Tomasz Gawlikowski, we now have more insight into their current and future projects. In a statement, Gawlikowski said, “Online speculations based on outdated or incomplete information can often lead to strange theories among gamers” and confirmed that H2O is Layers of Fear 2.
Continuing, he said, “We have also applied for two other projects, codenamed respectively Dum Spiro and Black. After numerous iterations of Dum Spiro, we’ve concluded we can’t at the moment deliver it in a form that is appropriately sensitive to the topic and commercially viable at the same time. In short, Dum Spiro is no longer in active development at the moment.”
While that is interesting, where does Silent Hill come in?
“Similarly, the initial idea for Black has also been shelved, and while we’re still developing a game under this codename, it’s now a much different project than what you could read on the web in the past few days,” Gawlikowski said.
“At Bloober Team we have two active internal projects, one in the production phase and one in the pre-production phase. Both are going to be bigger in scope than The Medium. However, neither of them is based on themes or premises that have been circulating online in the last days.”
The game in pre-production could be a reference to the Silent Hill speculation. Since it was previously reported Bloober has been working on a currently-existing horror IP for Konami for a year, fans are hopeful that these devs will continue the franchise.
Do you think Bloober Team will make a Silent Hill game? And if so, will it be as good as the previous games? Be sure to let us know in the comments!