The Polish studio and the Japanese company announced a strategic collaboration. It might be proving rumours about the Poles (known for The Medium) having something related to Silent Hill (as well as Konami outsourcing its IPs) right…
Bloober Team‘s page announced that the strategic collaboration between them and Konami is to have joint development of contents and the exchange of know-how. In other words, they aim to create games under the same banner.
„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,” said Bloober Team president Piotr Babieno in a press release.
„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 content,” Konami president and representative director Hideki Hayakawa added. That does sound like Bloober Team having all the access to Konami’s IPs to develop something out of them.
According to VGC‘s sources, one of the Bloober Team projects is related to Silent Hill. That was expected, because recently when it comes to game development at Konami, all we can name is eFootball PES (Pro Evolution Soccer). Nothing else. But back to VGC, at least one other Silent Hill project has been outsourced to a „prominent developer” in Japan.
Is Kojima Productions up to something? Or is Sony’s new Team Asobi dealing with the Silent Hill IP? Whatever will happen, Bloober Team has likely begun developing something unlikely to be Metal Gear.