Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Piotr Babieno, CEO of The Medium developer Bloober Team, has said he can't comment on recent rumours that the developer is working on a Silent Hill game, but did mention that the studio needs “creative freedom” when working on someone else's IP.
Speaking to IGN in an interview at the Digital Dragons conference in Poland, Babieno responded to the recent rumours that Bloober Team was working on a remake of Silent Hill 2, or a brand new Silent Hill game.
“We can’t comment on anything we are doing because we appreciate our relationship with our partners, of course. So we can’t [say] anything. We will make an announcement about our future projects as soon as we can. So then you will know much more… officially.”
Later in the interview with IGN, the CEO was asked about how Bloober Team approaches working on another company's IP in a game like Blair Witch, and his answer may have shed some light on what to expect from a possible Bloober Team Silent Hill game.
“I would say that it’s hard to work with someone who [owns an IP you’re working on], but we are always talking with those licensors, [saying] 'Guys we would like to use your license, but we would like to tell our own story.' If we are not able to tell our own story, if we will not have creative freedom, it doesn’t make sense, because Bloober Team will not make a great game,” according to Babieno.
“If you are in a prison, you will not be able to fly. So that’s why we are trying to only [make] those titles in which we are feeling, ‘OK, it will be a Bloober Team game, not someone [else’s].' So even on the project we can’t talk [about], it will still be a Bloober Team title.”
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 08:50 AM