The next horror game from Silent Hill, Siren and Gravity Rush creator Keiichiro Toyama has been teased via a new piece of concept art (below).
Bokeh’s debut game will be a horror action-adventure title, which is targeting a multiplatform release in 2023.
In a video published in February, Toyama said that “rather than something deeply rooted in horror”, the game will also “keep an entertainment note” as he wants players to “feel exhilarated” when playing.
“The view I have of horror is the everyday life being shaken,” he said. “Rather than showing scary things, it should question our position, make us challenge the fact that we’re living peacefully. I like bringing this type of thoughts into my concepts. I would like that to be the theme of my next game.”
Elaborating on this theme in an interview with Al Hub this month, Toyama said: “I want to express the kind of uneasiness felt by the people in the world today, which is something that I feel myself as well. I think people are forced to live their lives under pressure of threats such as natural disasters and, for example, the coronavirus today.
“I think there is a kind of hidden frustration where people have to pretend that they have to keep going but there is also some kind of fear there, so those senses are something I might bring into my new projects.”