Rumors abound about the future of the Silent Hill franchise. This week, more than most there has been a lot of conjecture about the goings on at Konami, with the publisher announcing a presentation for TGS, kickstarting the Metal Gear social media platforms to celebrate the franchise’s 35th anniversary, and even renewing the Suikoden trademark, and now, reports of Silent Hill 2 Remake coming from Bloober Team continue to grow steam with screenshots now seeming to have leaked onto the internet.
Noted horror insider Dusk Golem (link to the images here–we’ll refrain from posting them ourselves), who has an extraordinary track record in the space, shared the following context regarding the leaked images, “These are from an internal pitch demo from Bloober before they got greenlit, so it’s literally a no-budget proof of concept thing… this isn’t actually what the final game looks like.” Dusk Golem even went on to confirm the origins of some of the game’s art with some of the leaked concept art reportedly from Masahiro Ito, according to the leaker.
In June of 2021, Konami itself announced a partnership with Bloober Team, a developer who had worked on horror games such as Layers Of Fear, Blair Witch, and The Medium. The release from Konami at the time read,
“Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. announces that it has formed a business alliance with the Polish game developer Bloober Team S.A. (hereinafter, “Bloober Team”). We will be collaborating on the production of content.
Bloober Team is a game developer established in 2008, in Kraków, Poland. They have a reputation for authorship and artistry and has released many high-quality contents globally.
We have been providing unique entertainment content and ways to enjoy it through the use of the latest technology.
In the digital entertainment industry, significant changes in the business environment are expected in the future. We have decided to form a business alliance with Bloober Team with the aim of creating high-quality content by combining our respective characteristics and strengths.
We will announce information about contents from the business alliance once details are decided.”
For Bloober Team’s part, Piotr Babieno, president of the Bloober Team said, “It is a historic day for me and the culmination of several years of our work. The fact that such a renowned company as Konami has decided to strategically cooperate with the Bloober Team means that we also joined the world leaders in gaming and became an equal partner for the leading players in this market.”
While nothing has yet been confirmed from either Konami or Bloober Team, the evidence is mounting. Perhaps it will be at this TGS stream next week where Konami will reveal the beginnings of the new future of Silent Hill, as well as their many other beloved IP.