A new Silent Hill game is rumoured to be announced this summer and is in development from a prominent Japanese developer, VGC reports.
Bloober Team CEO Piotr Babieno revealed in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz that The Medium developer has been working on a “horror IP” for well over a year with “a very famous gaming publisher.”
Pretty sure that IP is not Resident Evil, which is doing very well right now, I’m just speculating right now but it sounds a lot like Silent Hill. If true that means Konami has not just one but two Silent Hill games in the pipeline.
It’s not outside the realm of possibility as Bloober Team as is well known for their Psychological horror games like Layers of Fear, Observer, Blair Witch, and most recently, The Medium. Seeing a Bloober Team Silent Hill game get announced wouldn’t be shocking with how that IP weirdly fits the developer.
Bloober Team has hinted it could be working on Silent Hill. However, VGC understands that Konami has already outsourced a Silent Hill project to a prominent Japanese developer.
— VGC (@VGC_News) February 18, 2021
As for the Japanese-developed Silent Hill game, not much is known other than it’s a departure from previous games in the series, a VGC source revealed. Who might be coming back to one of the Silent Hill games might be Silent Hill and The Medium composer Akira Yamaoka, teased “I’m quite sure it will be the one you’ve been waiting for” which will be announced this summer.
It has been a while since we got any news for the series, and the failed project P.T., which would have become the Kojima-directed Silent Hills, never happened due to the chaotic drama behind Kojima’s departure and Konami’s treatment of him.
The recent news could be a sign that Konami is back in the AAA gaming space, maybe they’ll even be at this year’s digital E3 showcase with their keynote with Silent hill announcement and the rumoured Metal Gear Solid Remake from Bluepoint Games. If it ends up happening hopefully it will be better than their infamous E3 keynote from 2010.