At the beginning of the week, we got to know a bunch of new products the Bloober team is working on. The proposals were quickly linked by players with rumors about the new installment of the Silent Hill series. Studio representatives decided to deny unofficial information.
For months, unconfirmed reports about a new installment in the Bloober-created Silent Hill series have been a regular in the industry – the flavor of the case added to the fact that The studio has established a strategic cooperation with Konami. We still haven’t received confirmation from the Krakow developers, but Tomasz Gawlikowski commented on some of the latest news.
Recently, we reported about Three mysterious Bloober Team games have appeared in the European Commission’s Creative Europe program database Some industry observers have come to the bold conclusions that Silent Hill is hidden under the codename BLACK or Dum Spiro. The head of marketing for the Bloober team somehow denied this news:
“We have also applied for two other projects, codenamed Dum Spiro and Black, respectively. After many attempts to develop Dum Spiro, we have come to the conclusion that we are currently unable to implement it in a commensurate and at the same time viable manner. Commercially. In short, Dum Spiro is no longer in active development at the moment. Likewise, the initial idea for Black has also been put on hold, and as we continue to develop the game under this codename, it is now a significantly different project from what has been read on the web in recent days” .
Dum Spiro has been shelved, BLACK is a completely different game, and H20 has turned into Layers of Fear 2 – In fact, Bloober Team is only developing one of the previously offered products. Gawlikowski also announced that the studio is creating two games, each of which will be larger than Medium:
“At Bloober Team, we have two active internal projects, one in production and one in pre-production. Both will be larger in scope than The Medium, but neither is based on topics or venues that have been circulating on the web in recent days.”
IGN editors suggest that BLACK is in an active development phase, and the second title in pre-production is a secret game developed in collaboration with Konami.
But the head of marketing for the Krakow team did not directly confirm or deny the conclusions of journalists, according to which One of the Polish projects is Silent Hill. The Bloober Team representative only mentioned the status of Dum Spiro and BLACK.