"It is a historic day for me and the culmination of several years of our work," said Piotr Babieno, CEO of Bloober Team, in a statement. "The fact that such a renowned company as Konami has decided to strategically cooperate with the Bloober Team means that we [have] also joined the world leaders in gaming and become an equal partner for the leading players in this market." You'll recognise the name of the studio from titles like Layers of Fear, Blair Witch and The Medium. To be transparent, we didn't enjoy The Medium all that much, but with this wind under Bloober Team's wings, we might see some very exciting and enticing things from the team soon.
The scariest moment of Resident Evil Village - which just so happens to be one of our favourite games of the year thus far - definitely draws a lot from P.T. Or Silent Hills, depending on who you ask. Check it out here.
Let's cut to the chase: a partnership between a studio that specialises in horror games and Konami does not necessarily mean that Silent Hill is on the horizon. But wouldn't it be wonderful? The mere mention of the series raises the hackles of fans who fell in love with the pure terror of P.T. Codenamed "playable teaser," Kojima Productions released a demo of what was to come in Silent Hills, which would have seen Norman Reedus in the starring role. Trapped in a continuously looping hallway in one of the spookiest homes we've ever had the displeasure of visiting, players would solve puzzles to escape their loop and evade the wrath of Lisa.
As the demo was removed from the PlayStation Store following a fallout between Hideo Kojima and Konami, only the consoles with the software still installed are able to return to Silent Hills. As such, the game and what it might have become is now a symbol of the series - sequestered in the shadows but never forgotten. It's understandable, therefore, that fans have mixed feelings learning about this "strategic co-operation agreement" between Bloober Team and Konami.
"Monkey's paw curls a single finger and a new Silent Hill game is produced by Bloober Team," said @puppetmotel on Twitter. "I can see Bloober Team doing a solid Silent Hill game if they are given more budget," added @VikingGamer_. With a second Silent Hill project possibly on the cards to boot, things are starting to look up for fans for the esteemed horror series.
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