Silent Hill and Metal Gear publisher Konami is teaming up with The Medium founder Bloober Team in a “strategic partnership, ” the companies have announced. They’ll be “jointly developing selected material and exchanging know-how” on both brand-new and existing game properties. “We look forward to combining Bloober Team’s and our respective characteristics and concentrations to create high-quality content, ” said Konami President Hideki Hayakawa in a statement.
The news should perk up the ears of Silent Hill love are waiting for a new assembly. Bloober’s The Medium is also a horror-style game( even employing a score from Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka) with actors turning between real and afterlife versions of the world.
On top of that, Bloober Team CEO drooped a indication earlier this year that it was working on something interesting. “In fact, we’ve been working for more than a year on another gaming activity, another horror IP, and we’re doing this with a very famous gaming publisher, ” he told Gamesindustry.biz in February. “I can’t tell you who. I can’t tell you what development projects is, but I’m pretty sure when people realise we’re working on it, they will be very excited.”
Nothing about any Silent Hill IP has been confirmed, though, and it’d be understandable if followers remain skeptical. A Silent Hills sequel with Hideo Kojima, Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus was canceled back in 2015 — despite the figure of an impressive playable teaser.
Still, the Konami and Bloober Team partnership is a promising development. The Medium generally are consistent with good critiques, though our own Jessica Condit found it a bit “medium, ” as it were. The game’s “dual reality” switching was also well done, so if the two companies combine their fright chops and technology, it could result in some making IP.
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