Could Climax Studios be the Studio Behind the Game?

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Could Climax Studios be the Studio Behind the Game?

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I keep thinking about how the uniquely British insult of "minger" used in the leaked image of the paper face girl.

I'm wondering if Climax was brought back on to do the new SH game? Origins and in particular Shattered Memories were fairly well received compared to the other post Team Silent games.

They also posted this on their Facebook back in February:
Happy Friday Folks,

More exceptional opportunities for experienced Remote Unity Programmers to work on a new high end, top drawer AAA project.
If the new SH is supposed to be a serious, major project, then that fits with their description of their next project being a AAA project.

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I really like Origins and (especially) Shattered Memories. I'd definitely welcome a new Climax Silent Hill game.
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I believe the rumor is that it's a Japanese developer. I also imagine for the big return they'd want someone that hasn't had a go before. That said, personally I'd be down. Origins is a miss for me but Shattered Memories is up there with the first three and I always felt they had potential to make more good SH games.
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Well if the rumor of three new games in development is true maybe we have a Bloober game, a Climax game and a Japanese game?
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I personally can’t come to the conclusion Climax is involved just yet. The main character could be a British ex-pat living in America, or the games’s world could involve something like the internet to manifest things.
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leftshoe18 wrote: 16 May 2022 Well if the rumor of three new games in development is true maybe we have a Bloober game, a Climax game and a Japanese game?
This is what I think may be the case (no insider knowledge here: just my hunch).
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I'm sure they will be down for a short story entry, unless they are too burned from working with Konami previously.
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Why would they be burned? Was there drama related to the development of Origins or Shattered Memories that I'm unaware of?
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Oh, sorry, I incorrectly assumed that Tom Heulett was there with them, but he actually worked directly under Konami and went elsewhere.
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Is Sam Barlow still with them? I'd be pretty happy if he was involved in this somehow.
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Wigeke wrote: 17 May 2022 Is Sam Barlow still with them? I'd be pretty happy if he was involved in this somehow.
He left in 2014 to form his own studio following the cancelation of Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun. He since has released Her Story and Telling Lies, with a game called Immortality coming this year for PC and Xbox.

That said, his indie studio seems perfectly suited for the rumoured "episodic narrative games" that are being rumoured. His specialty seems to be these unique story driven games. Her Story in particular was very acclaimed.
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Droo wrote: 17 May 2022
Wigeke wrote: 17 May 2022 Is Sam Barlow still with them? I'd be pretty happy if he was involved in this somehow.
He left in 2014 to form his own studio following the cancelation of Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun. He since has released Her Story and Telling Lies, with a game called Immortality coming this year for PC and Xbox.

That said, his indie studio seems perfectly suited for the rumoured "episodic narrative games" that are being rumoured. His specialty seems to be these unique story driven games. Her Story in particular was very acclaimed.
Yeah that's precisely what I was thinking. I really like what he has done with Shattered Memories as well, I think he could make a pretty good entry in the series if he has the proper budget and scope.
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It would also be interesting to see many members of the "old gang" coming back in some capacity. Ito, Yamaoka, Barlow, Kojima, current Climax.
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Droo wrote: 17 May 2022 It would also be interesting to see many members of the "old gang" coming back in some capacity. Ito, Yamaoka, Barlow, Kojima, current Climax.
I think the episodic narrative stuff also opens an opportunity for Keiichiro Toyama to do something.
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I bet a lot of smaller and indy studios would love to get on board with smaller projects in different styles.

Supergiant.
Vanillaware.
ThatGameCompany.
Devolver Digital.
Lightning Games.
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Maybe this is my ticket to finally make a real Silent Hill game. lol
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Heh, I would too! I'd definitely more than likely screw it up, but no way would I turn the opportunity down! :D
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