Following confirmation that The Medium dev Bloober Team was working with a "very famous gaming publisher" on a new project, it's now been revealed to be Konami. The two companies announced a partnership today, which will consist of "developing selected contents and exchanging know-how."
In a press release, the president of Bloober Team, Piotr Babieno, said it is an "historic day" for the developer, adding that it's the "culmination of several years of [their] work". Hideki Hayakawa, the president of Konami, also said the company "look[s] forward to combining Bloober Team’s and [their own] respective characteristics and strengths to create high-quality contents."
Back in March, when it was revealed Bloober Team was working with a famous gaming publisher, VGC claimed it had heard a Silent Hill project had been outsourced to a “prominent Japanese developer”. However, a new report today mentions that sources have confirmed two Silent Hill projects are in the works.
VGC adds: "According to people with knowledge of Bloober’s plans, one of the projects it’s working on is Silent Hill related". They later stated that they also understand "Konami has already outsourced at least one other Silent Hill project to a prominent developer in Japan."
There's been rumblings of a Silent Hill game all year. It stemmed off comments made by Akira Yamaoka, the musical talent behind Silent Hill. Back in February, he relayed a very cryptic hint to fans, which many speculated to be a revival of the famous horror IP. At the time he said: "You’ll probably hear something this summer to be announced, and I think it’s the one you’re kinda hoping to hear about.”
This could add up with the partnership between the two companies as we hit the summer season. Perhaps more will be elaborated on in the coming weeks as to what projects are in the works. Either way, it's an exciting time for Bloober Team, and we can't wait to see what they've got cooking in the pipeline.
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