Multiple Silent Hill projects could be in the works at third-party developers, according to speculation stirred by comments from The Medium developer, Bloober Team, as well as a report from VideoGamesChronicle.In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz Bloober Team said it’s working on “another horror IP” with a “very famous publisher.” Fans have started to speculate by putting the two bits of news together that Bloober Team might be working on a Silent Hill project.“(We’ve) been working for more than a year on another gaming project, another horror IP, and we’re doing this with a very famous gaming publisher,” Bloober Team CEO, Piotr Babieno, told GamesIndustry.biz. “I can’t tell you who. I can’t tell you what the project is, but I’m pretty sure when people realize we’re working on it, they will be very excited.”
VGC sources told the publication that Konami, the publisher with the rights to the Silent Hill franchise, has already outsourced a Silent Hill project to a prominent Japanese developer and that it will be revealed this Summer. If accurate, along with the speculation surrounding Bloober Team, then multiple Silent Hill projects could seemingly be in the works.
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It’s important to note that the idea of Bloober Team working on a Silent Hill game isn’t confirmed and is more speculative in that fans are putting Babieno’s comments and VCG’s report of multiple Silent Hill projects together to create this theory.
Elsewhere in the Silent Hill rumorverse, Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka recently hinted at what many took to be a hint at a new game in the franchise. Yamaoka said, via translation, “you’ll probably hear something this Summer to be announced” and that “(he thinks) it’s the one you’re kinda hoping to hear about.” Although the interview has been taken down from YouTube, Yamaoka’s comment on a summer announcement coincidentally lines up with the rumors of a third-party led Silent Hill game from Japan.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.