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The Medium dev Bloober Team working on horror IP with "very famous" publisher

The Medium dev Bloober Team working on horror IP with "very famous" publisher

Polish studio Bloober Team has said that it is working on with a "very famous" games publisher for a brand new horror title.

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, CEO Piotr Babieno (pictured) said that the developer has been working on this project for more than 12 months but hasn't given any further details than that.

There's speculation among the industry that this is a brand new Silent Hill title, following numerous rumours in recent years that there were new entries in the psychological horror franchise on the way. VGC reports that Konami has outsourced one Silent Hill project to "a prominent Japanese developer," which is set for a summer reveal. Odds are we'll see that during E3 or Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest. And no, it's very unlikely that Konami has outsourced this project to Kojima Productions, before you start speculating about a Silent Hills/PT revival. 

Konami also apparently approached Until Dawn and Dark Pictures developer Supermassive about working on a new Silent Hill title.

"In fact, 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," Babieno told GI.biz.

"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."

Bloober Team has carved out a niche for itself in the horror games space thanks to titles like Layers of Fear, Observer and The Medium. Last year, Babieno said that the developer wanted to be the No.1 studio for horror in video games.

In June 2020, Bloober Team was also in merger and acquisition talks.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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