The Medium and Layers of Concern developer Bloober Staff and Konami of Metallic Gear Strong and Silent Hill fame have entered right into a strategic cooperation settlement. As revealed by the developer, the settlement will see the 2 corporations collectively creating “chosen content material” and exchanging information.
Bloober Staff president Piotr Babieno commented that, “It’s a historic day for me and the fruits of a number of years of our work. The truth that such a famend firm as Konami has determined to strategically cooperate with the Bloober Staff signifies that we additionally joined the world leaders in gaming and have become an equal companion for the main gamers on this market.”
Konami’s president and consultant director Hideki Hayakawa added, “Now we have been offering distinctive leisure content material and methods to take pleasure in it by way of the usage of data expertise. Within the digital leisure trade, vital adjustments within the enterprise atmosphere are anticipated sooner or later. We sit up for combining Bloober Staff’s and our respective traits and strengths to create high-quality contents.”
Whereas it’s unassuming sufficient, the implications of this settlement pretty vital. A reboot for Konami’s Silent Hill franchise has been rumored for some time now following the shelving of Silent Hills. It was later reported that a number of new titles have been in improvement with Bloober Staff rumored to be engaged on (whereas a “distinguished” Japanese developer works on one other). Following the discharge of The Medium, the developer acknowledged that it had been working for over a yr on one other horror title with a “very well-known writer” so this simply provides extra gas to the hearth.
After all, we’ll have to attend for an official announcement which might nonetheless be a methods off. Keep tuned for extra particulars within the meantime.