Horror developer Bloober Team rekindled speculation that it was working on a renaissance of Silent Hill, after announcing that it had entered "strategic cooperation agreement" today with the publisher Konami.
The Polish studio behind games like Layers of Fear, Observer and The Medium had already mocked a collaboration GamesIndustry.biz who was working on a consolidated IP of terror with a “very famous” publisher in February.
This morning's press release did not confirm Bloober's involvement with Silent Hill. But according to a VGC report, sources familiar with Bloober's plans suggest that at least one of his two current projects is "related to Silent Hill" (the other appears to be a sequel to Observer).
Giving Bloober the keys to Silent Hill is a pretty divisive concept. Reviewer Leana Hafer adored The Medium for the way it brought a very old kind of terror (still cameras and all) to modernity. But others may be more concerned, given the history of abrupt and heavy games that often mishandle traumatic issues.
Fortunately, Bloober’s dominance over Silent Hill may not be exclusive. VGC sources suggest that Konami has also outsourced another Silent Hill game to a "prominent developer" in Japan. Andy considers Konami to have failed a trick not to give the series to Remedy, however, arguing that the Control developer is perfectly set up to carry the strange, unique, calm voice that Silent Hill longs for.