Silent Hill Reboot Rumours Swirl As The Medium Developer Bloober Drops Hints

Silent Hill Reboot Rumours Swirl As The Medium Developer Bloober Drops Hints

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Richard Walker

As Silent Hill marches towards its ninth year without a new game, reboot rumours have started to gain some steam, with The Medium and Blair Witch developer Bloober Team the latest studio to drop potential hints that it could be tasked with resurrecting Konami's long-dormant, much-loved horror series.

“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,” Bloober CEO Piotr Babieno told GI.biz. “I can’t tell you who. I can’t tell you what the project is, but I’m pretty sure when people realise we’re working on it, they will be very excited.”

Recently, Silent Hill and The Medium composer Akira Yamaoka also teased that he's working on a new horror game, remarking: “I think it's the one you're hoping to hear about". Of course, this immediately got tongues wagging about Silent Hill again, and Yamaoka added that he's collaborating with Bloober on another project, to boot.

Further rumours have also suggested that another Silent Hill title could also be in the works at a Japanese studio, giving rise to the possibility that not one, but two Silent Hill reboots could be in the pipeline at Konami. This has also been posited by industry insider Dusk Golem on Twitter, who has a track record with this sort of thing.

Two sources close to Konami's plans has revealed to VGC that The Dark Pictures and Until Dawn studio Supermassive had also been approached for a Silent Hill reboot, but a deal ultimately wasn't signed. VGC has also been told that the Japanese Silent Hill project was set to be a departure from previous entries in the series.

With Bloober almost inextricably tied to psychological horror titles like The Medium, the Polish studio would certainly be a good fit for Silent Hill - in fact, we suggested as much in our review of The Medium here, stating: “Now, someone (Konami) give Bloober a massive budget and the Silent Hill license, for crying out loud”.

As if all of that wasn't enough, Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama and his new dev team Bokeh Game Studio also has a new horror title up its sleeve, sharing horribly macabre concept art in a new video earlier this week. Between that and Silent Hill potentially returning, as well as Resident Evil Village and so on, it's a good time to be a fan of horror games. Fingers crossed.

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  • This is probably the 3rd or 4th news article I've posted this on, but YES PLEASE.
  • I really, really hope Bloober are not linked to anything to do with Silent Hill, all of their games are mediocre at best.
  • Agreed! I love Silent Hill and definitely dont want to see Bloober anywhere near the license. Let them do their own mediocre shit. Only one I actually liked was very first Layers of Fear.
  • I'd be interested to see what Bloober can pull off with a bigger budget
  • I'd say that The Medium showed that they CAN make a Silent Hill game.... but I'd also say that it showed that they shouldn't.

    The game was pretty glitchy for me during my playthrough, with some terrible loading and popin issues, and while the story got pretty tense at times and more engrossing as time went on, they COMPLETELY dropped the ball on the ending.
  • I absolutely don't understand some of you guys, saying that Layers of Fear was good but Blair Witch and The Medium were mediocre is the same as saying that a turd is delicious whilst a well done pizza is the closest thing to disgusting.
  • Hills never silent when I'm around.
  • @King I thought the first layers of fear was also mediocre, most of their games have been just ok with some leaning more towards just bad.
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