Silent Hill 2 remake rumors: Bloober team CEO wants to comment, but says new project ‘will still be a Bloober team title’

After rumors that horror game developer Blooper’s team is remaking the legendary Silent Hill 2, CEO Piotr Babieno said he could not comment, but hopes to make an announcement about the company’s future projects “as soon as we can”. He added that her announced project will “still be a Blobs team title”, even if it is made in partnership with another company. Babieno also stated that future Bloober games will be bigger and more gameplay-focused than in the past, and will not be “go sim” -type experiences.

Speaking to IGN at the Polish Game Conference Digital Dragons, Babieno reacted to rumors (first reported by Influencer Knot the hatred And then journalist Jeff Pit) About a silent Hill 2 remake by saying:

“We can not comment on anything we do because we value our relationship with our partners, obviously. So we can not [say] Something. We will make an announcement about our future projects as soon as we can. So then you will know much more. “Chuckling, he added,” officially. ”

Blooper teamed up in partnership with Konami – owner of the Silent Hill series – last year. Since then, multiple reports have linked the developer (which developed horror games Layers of Fear, Observer, Blair Witch and The Medium) with a Silent Hill project. It is even forced to deny that some of its unused game concepts are planned Silent Hill titles. Bloober previously confirmed that it is simultaneously working on two titles, one with Konami, while another, due to be released by Private Division, is a new IP. Babieno tells me that a third title is in pre-production.

Later in the interview, I asked Babieno about the company’s experience working with a license holder in the case of Blair Witch, and the CEO briefly referred to one of Bloober’s upcoming projects, making it clear that his company’s approach is to make games On his own terms, even if it’s within someone else’s franchise.

“I would say it’s hard to work with someone who [owns an IP you’re working on]But we are always talking with the licensors, [saying] ‘Guys we would like to use your permission, 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 does not make sense, because bloober team will not make a great game, “Babieno said.” If you are in prison, you will Not able to fly. So that’s what we are trying to only [make] The titles in which we feel, ‘Well, it’s going to be a bloober team game, not someone [else’s]. ‘ So even on the project we can not talk [about]It will still be a Blober team title.

Babieno did not clear that this was a reference to the Konami title, but it feels likely because Bloober’s private division game is a new IP. If that’s the case, and Blooper works on Silent Hill, Babieno’s words could be taken to mean that the company is applying his own ideas to Silent Hill 2, or alternatively that his Silent Hill game is actually a new story in the series. . . The CEO did not provide any further comment on the lines.

Speaking more generally about the future of Bloober Team, Babieno said that the company was aiming to change the types of games it makes, while keeping up with the dark, psychologically focused subject areas in which it specializes.

“There are a lot of people in our team who would like to do bigger games, with more gameplay, with some game mechanics [we haven’t used before] Because mostly our past titles are experience-like, right? It was more about the mood, about the story, not necessarily about gameplay. […] We would like to do games that tell our stories based on the game mechanics. So you can expect that each of our future titles will have a lot of game mechanics. The titles will be larger. ”

He added that Bloober’s games would continue to transition away from the “go simulator” approach of his early successes, such as Layers of Fear.

“It’s not a huge leap, it’s quite an evolution, but right now we’re well prepared to make games similar to Helblade, to name a few. [one example]. But I would say that we will still have our DNA – these games will still belong to the legacy of Bloober team and they will be bigger. We will tell stories [through gameplay], It will not go sim kinds of experience in the future, but still, the topic, the feelings that we would [we would like our fans to feel]”They will stay,” Babino said.

Besides the rumors about a remake of Silent Hill 2, images of what was rumored to be a brand new Silent Hill were revealed last week – and quickly deleted after a copyright claim. The deletion seems to give confidence to their authenticity, although Konami has not commented.

Silent Hill 2 remains one of the most beloved games ever released. We have called the PS2 psychological horror one of the best games of all time, calling it “an investigation into the depths of human depravity and the effects it has on the people and places around us that few video games have dealt with such a disturbing Grace and maturity. “

Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to newstips@ign.com.

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