Horror game development team Bloober Team teased the next installment in the Layers of Fear series amid rumors of Silent Hill ahead of Summer Game Fest.
Bloober Team has been the center of a lot of attention lately, mainly due to intense rumors claiming that the studio is developing a new installment of Konami’s beloved Silent Hill franchise. These rumors have been around since early 2021, however, in the time since they started, Bloober Team has confirmed that they have multiple projects in development, including a new installment in the Layers of Fear series . After much speculation following the reveal of the studio’s involvement at the Summer Game Fest, Bloober Team has begun to reveal its latest Layers of Fear project.
Layers of Fear is a psychological horror game series that first launched in February 2016 with the first installment on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game follows an artist who must overcome the horrors of his mind to complete his work. The game was followed by a sequel in 2018 and the first game received a VR adaptation in 2019. During the Tokyo Game Show 2021, Bloober Team announced a new game simply titled Layers of Fear – New Project. At the time of the announcement, Bloober Team revealed that the game still had no official title, however it was scheduled for release in 2022. Details about the game have since been scarce other than confirmation. announced that the game will be coming to PS5 and will use Epic’s Unreal Engine 5.
Now, it looks like Bloober Team has begun to introduce the next installment in the Layers of Fear series once again, as the developer posted a cryptic announcement on the series’ Twitter account. Many people noticed a few weeks ago that Bloober Team is one of the companies confirmed to participate in the Summer Game Fest event that will take place on June 9, and while many assumed the developer would be participating attended to reveal their long-rumored Silent Hill project, now it seems more likely that fans might get a new look at the latest Layers of Fear.
Last year, Bloober Team announced a partnership with Konami, the studio will jointly develop projects with the Japanese publisher. This raises further speculation about the studio’s involvement in a new Silent Hill installment that could be the new game that is believed to be the recent Silent Hill 2 remake. While the rumors surrounding Silent Hill are hard to avoid, it seems that Bloober Team has other plans for the time being.
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