Bloober’s name kept coming up in the recent rumours that there are two Silent Hill games in development. The smaller of which was being made by them, potentially as an episodic title. The rumour does have more credibility now that Bloober has announced a strategic partnership with Konami. This is what their official statement reads:
KONAMI, one of the world’s largest game publisher, and Bloober Team, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement. It will include jointly developing selected contents and exchanging know-how.
– 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. – comments Piotr Babieno, president of the Bloober Team.
As part of the agreement, the partners declared cooperation in the development of contents and the exchange of know-how.
– We have been providing unique entertainment content and ways to enjoy it through the use of information technology. In the digital entertainment industry, significant changes in the business environment are expected in the future. We look forward to combining Bloober Team’s and our respective characteristics and strengths to create high-quality contents. KONAMI – comments Hideki Hayakawa Representative Director, President Konami Digital Entertainment
Konami Digital Entertainment, which is the core company of Konami Group, develops entertaining content for mobile, console and card games. The company is known for global franchises such as eFootball PES, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, and Contra, as well as the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game series.
Whilst Bloober are great at the horror experiences they craft, they do seem like a better fit for a spinoff than a mainline game. Whilst The Medium nailed the atmosphere due to Akira Yamaoka’s music, the gameplay was lacking psychological scares and riddle-based puzzles. So, let’s hope that there are indeed multiple SH games in development, and that they’ll be actually good!