While it appears that Konami isn’t planning on making just one Silent Hill entry, but two, with one developer preparing for a reveal this summer.
A report compiled by VGC suggests that Konami might be setting up two different reboots of the horror franchise. One is already well into development at a Japanese studio. Bloober Team, the developers of The Medium, are potentially working on the other, with CEO Piotr Babieno confirming that the studio has been working on a horror IP from a “very famous gaming publisher.”
Babieno made the above statement in an interview with GameIndustry.Biz, adding “I can’t tell you who. I can’t tell you what the project is, but I’m pretty sure when people realize we’re working on it, they will be very excited.”
Bloober has been throwing other hints they might be working on a Silent Hill entry. Earlier this year, famed Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka confirmed he was working with Bloober on another game outside of The Medium. A few weeks ago. Yamaoke also appeared on a video where he teased a project he described as “the one you’ve been hoping to hear about.” The video was taken down, with Konami denying involvement.
VGC reports that Konami previously approached Supermassive Games (devs behind Until Dawn) to develop a Silent Hill, but plans fell through. The Silent Hill being developed in Japan is reportedly a departure from the series’ familiar gameplay, which could explain why Konami was looking for a more traditional reboot idea.