Bloober Team announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership with Konami Digital Entertainment. As part of the agreement, Bloober Team confirmed the two companies will cooperate on the development of content and exchange knowledge.
Piotr Babieno, president of the Bloober Team, had the following to say:
It is a historic day for me and the culmination of several years of our work. The fact that such a renowned company as KONAMI has decided to strategically cooperate with the Bloober Team means that we also joined the world leaders in gaming and became an equal partner for the leading players in this market.Bloober Team Blog Post
Hideki Hayakawa, representative director and President Konami Digital Entertainment added:
We have been providing unique entertainment content and ways to enjoy it through the use of information technology. In the digital entertainment industry, significant changes in the business environment are expected in the future. We look forward to combining Bloober Team’s and our respective characteristics and strengths to create high-quality contents.Bloober Team Blog Post
This announcement shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, especially if you’ve been following rumors of a new Silent Hill. Even if there is a lot of speculation in regards to Blue Box Game Studios being a front for the franchise, rumors of Bloober Team taking over the franchise have existed for a couple months. While this deal does not confirm they’re working on it, it certainly suggests there might be more to those rumors than originally thought.