Layers of the Fear Bloober Team studio announced a "strategic cooperation agreement" with Konami last month, fueling rumors that the Polish studio, known for its horror games, will develop a new Silent Hill. Since then, Internet details have uncovered three code-named projects on the Creative Europe grants website that belong to Bloober Team, and while none of them really sound like Silent Hill games, this it has not prevented some parts of the Internet from concluding that obviously this is exactly what they are.
But according to Bloober Team CEO Tomasz Gawlikowski, they do not respond to inquiries from IGN. Gawlikowski approached each project and ruled out that the H20 project was particularly exciting, as it was the code name for the already published Layers of Fear 2.
The other projects sound interesting. The project codenamed Dum Spiro was a fourth wall-breaking horror game set during World War II in the Polish Jewish ghetto of Litzmannstadt. "[The] player takes [the] role of the imprisoned boy who fights in all probability to hide and save his little sister," reads Creative Europe grant document.
But that has been preserved, at least for now. “After numerous iterations of Dum Spiro, we have concluded that at the moment we cannot deliver it in a form that is sensitive to the issue and that is commercially viable at the same time,” Gawlikowski said. "In short, Dum Spiro is no longer in active development at this time.
The other suspicious list was for the "Black" project, described as an "unconventional mix of the Middle Ages and exotic species," a concept that could have resulted, according to the grant document, in "derivations established in other historical periods."
But don’t expect this game soon, just in case. .
The studio has two games in development, but neither is related to current rumors. “At Bloober Team we have two active in-house projects, one in production and one in pre-production,” Gawlikowski said. "Both will have a greater reach than The Medium, but neither is based on themes or premises that have circulated online in recent days."
This is not a direct denial of the study no make a Silent Hill game, but Gawlikowski did not communicate with IGN about what his relationship with Konami entails. But hey, if the rumors help alleviate the frustration, fans are still thinking Abandoned it could be a Silent Hill game. Konami, you just have to make a Silent Hill game, maybe?