Bloober Team has addressed recent rumors and clarified misleading translations and out-of-context statements related to the release status of the Silent Hill 2 remake. The clarification comes after an interview with Bloober Team president Pitor Babieno reportedly mentioned that the Silent Hill 2 Remake is “technically ready” and expected to sell more than 10 million copies.
However, in a statement on Twitter, Bloober Team clarified that the claims were lost in translation and not necessarily accurate. The company emphasized that it has not announced a release date for the Silent Hill 2 Remake and is focused on delivering the highest quality product possible. Further clarifying the situation, Bloober Team has stated that they have not announced that the Silent Hill 2 remake is ready for release. The studio is aware that fans are eagerly awaiting more information about the game and is confident that Konami, the game’s publisher, will share more details as soon as they become available.
Sam Barlow, the writer for prior Silent Hill games, has expressed concern that the Silent Hill 2 Remake by Bloober Team may upset fans. Barlow, who worked on Silent Hill: Origins and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, is excited to see how the developer will modernize the classic horror game, but also believes that a remaster of such a beloved title is “like the biggest poison chalice in videogames.”
In an interview, Barlow acknowledged that Silent Hill 2 is a classic that many fans do not want altered in any major way, making it a difficult task to fulfill. He stated that he is less excited about playing a remaster and doesn’t know how it can be done without upsetting people.
Despite these concerns, Bloober Team remains optimistic about the Silent Hill 2 Remake project and its ability to provide players with the best emotional experience possible. The Silent Hill 2 Remake was first revealed during a State of Play presentation in October 2022 and will be launched for PC and as a timed-console exclusive for PlayStation 5.
Along with the Silent Hill 2 Remake, the series will also feature new games such as Silent Hill: Townfall and Silent Hill F, although they appear to be further out than the Silent Hill 2 Remake. Fans will have to wait for Konami to share more information about the highly anticipated project.