You may have noticed over the past week that codenames for several Bloober Team titles had surfaced via an EU funding website - H20, Black, and Dum Spiro. The developer has now come forward to reveal H20 was in fact Layers of Fear 2, Dum Spiro has been shelved, and the original idea that was reported for Black has also been shelved. Despite that, two major projects are still said to be in the works.
In a statement to IGN, Bloober Team's chief marketing officer Tomasz Gawlikowski spilled the beans on all three titles, explaining a bit more about each of them and confirming that 'Black' is now in development as a different project.
"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.
"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."
The original concept for Black was claimed to be "a first-person project set in a medieval Europe beset by alien attacks", but obviously that has now been canned. Bloober Team says it has two active projects in the works right now with one currently in production, while the other is said to be in the pre-production phase. Both are also claimed to be "bigger in scope than The Medium."
"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."
Obviously one of the biggest rumours surrounding Bloober Team at the moment is that it's working on a Silent Hill entry, after the studio confirmed a partnership with Konami. While Gawlikowski appears to have been shutting down the idea of previous codenames linking to this, he hasn't outright denied that a Silent Hill title is in the works.
As stated by IGN, Gawlikowski "didn't go into any detail about whether the studio was working on a Silent Hill game, or what its work with Konami entails", so we'll have to wait a little longer before more details are revealed.
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