Bloober Team downplays Silent Hill speculation

Bloober Team downplays Silent Hill speculation

Polish games developer Bloober Team has played down rumours that it is working on a brand new Silent Hill title.

In a statement to IGN, marketing boss Tomasz Gawlikowski said that information doing the rounds online is old and therefore not accurate. This follows three projects tied to Bloober Team being seen on the Creative Europe website, from which it received EU funding. These were H20, later known as Layers of Fear 2, as well as two games called Black and Dum Spiro. Either of these were speculated to be a Silent Hill game.

"Online speculations based on outdated or incomplete information can often lead to strange theories among gamers, so we appreciate you asking us directly," Gawlikowski said.

"We have also applied for two other projects, codenamed respectively Dum Spiro and Black. After numerous iterations of Dum Spiro, we’ve concluded we can’t at the moment deliver it in a form that is appropriately sensitive to the topic and commercially viable at the same time. In short, Dum Spiro is no longer in active development at the moment.

"Similarly, the initial idea for Black has also been shelved, and while we’re still developing a game under this codename, it’s now a much different project than what you could read on the web in the past few days.

"At Bloober Team we have two active internal projects, one in the production phase and one in the pre-production phase. Both are going to be bigger in scope than The Medium, however, neither of them is based on themes or premises that have been circulating online in the last days."

Bloober Team partnered with Japanese publishing giant Konami earlier this year, fueling speculation that the studio was working on a new Silent Hill title.

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