Since Konami and Bloober Team announced their partnership works on "existing and new IPs", there's been heavy speculation Silent Hill is making a return. After the recent discovery of EU funding applications for three codenamed projects - H2O, Black, and Dum Spiro - fans believed one of the latter two games could be related to Konami's famous horror series.
However, Bloober Team's CMO, Tomasz Gawlikowski, has issued clarification about these projects and their scope since those applications were sent. Speaking to IGN for a recent interview, Gawlikowski advised this speculation was based on "outdated or incomplete information".
Silent Hill Rumours Based On "Outdated Or Incomplete" Information, Says Bloober Team
While H20 later became Layers of Fear 2, the other two projects never released. Detailing this further, Gawlikowski told IGN:
Online speculations based on outdated or incomplete information can often lead to strange theories among gamers. We have also applied for two other projects, codenamed respectively Dum Spiro and Black. After numerous iterations of Dum Spiro, we've concluded we can't at the moment deliver it in a form that is appropriately sensitive to the topic and commercially viable at the same time.
In short, Dum Spiro is no longer in active development at the moment. Similarly, the initial idea for Black has also been shelved, and while we're still developing a game under this codename, it's now a much different project than what you could read on the web in the past few days.
However, no specific denial or confirmation was given regarding the recent Silent Hill rumours. Gawlikowski instead confirmed that presently, Bloober Team has "two active internal projects", one in production and one in pre-production, telling IGN both will be "bigger in scope" than The Medium. With neither based on the leaked concepts, hopefully it won't be too long before we get an announcement.