And they are doing so for a „very famous gaming publisher” no less – the Poles might have hit the jackpot.
„We’ve been working for more than a year on another gaming project, another horror IP, and we’re doing this with a very famous gaming publisher. I can’t tell you who. I can’t tell you what the project is, but I’m pretty sure when people realize we’re working on it, they will be very excited,” Piotr Babieno, the CEO of Bloober Team, told Gamesindustry in an interview.
He added that Bloober Team’s future projects „will not necessarily be horror games” but rather „thrillers” to appeal to a wider audience. „If you think about Resident Evil 8, Hellblade 2, even in some ways The Last of Us… This is the area in which we would like to be, and still, we’d like to keep our DNA, showing some fears and emotions, those things which are hidden to our eyes.
But again, we’d like to not make the environment our storytelling, but to have ‘real’ storytelling with characters, action, and so on. They will still be Bloober Team games, and everyone who plays them will get that taste. But they will be much more mass-market oriented,” he added. He meant Resident Evil: Village, and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II in his comments.
Now let’s pull the handbrake and switch to the opposite lane. We already discussed what VGC (https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/bloober-team-hints-it-could-be-working-on-silent-hill-but-its-not-the-only-one/) wrote – a prominent Japanese dev team is working on a Silent Hill title, and we shouldn’t rule Bloober Team out either. In other words, TWO Silent Hill projects could indeed be in the works at the moment. Going by Babieno’s comment, their title could be more of a mainstream, open game.
Konami might have had second thoughts about its approach.