Bloober Team confirmed they were working with Konami almost a year ago, but nothing official has ever been announced about their collaborative project. According to rumors, that project is a Silent Hill 2 remake for PlayStation consoles. When asked about those Silent Hill 2 rumors, Bloober Team CEO Piotr Babieno made no comment for the moment but said they’re hoping to make an announcement “as soon as we can.”
Bloober Team’s Konami project
When asked whether their Konami collaboration was a Silent Hill 2 project, Babieno told IGN that Bloober Team “can’t comment on anything we are doing” at the moment. The team currently has three projects in progress. There is a mysterious project with Konami and a new IP due to be published by Private Division; potentially the latter project is also involving Rogue Games. Finally, they have previously teased a Layers of Fear project due to be released this year. However, the team is hoping to make official announcements on their projects soon:
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.
Babieno was also asked how they approach working with a license holder, as they have done previously with Blair Witch. He emphasized that any licensed project they took on would “still be a Bloober Team title”:
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. 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.
As the Private Division game is a new IP and Layers of Fear is a Bloober Team IP, it makes sense the comment applies to their collaboration with Konami. Hopefully their definition of “soon” is somewhat similar to ours.
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