There might be more Silent Hill remakes in development other than the upcoming Silent Hill 2 remake from Bloober Team. This is according to the latest earnings results from Konami, which states that Silent Hill “remakes” are in development at the company as opposed to just the one known remake. As of writing, no other remake projects have been announced but if this earnings report is to be believed, there could be a lot more to come.
As reported by Video Games Chronicle, Konami’s latest earnings results specifically mention Silent Hill remakes in development, using the plural. The company also spoke about its plans for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater, which recently got its first in-engine look at gameplay. Other than that, new Silent Hill entries are also mentioned but this could be referring to Annapurna Interactive’s Silent Hill: Townfall and the mysterious Silent Hill F.
The report from Konami reads:
“As for ongoing efforts, we are working diligently on Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater, which faithfully recreates the story, characters, and game design of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, one of the most beloved entries in the Metal Gear series, and updates its graphical style to modern graphics for the current generation, as well as remakes and completely new entries in the Silent Hill series, which gained popularity as a psychological horror game.”
That said, Konami’s revival of the beloved psychological horror series hasn’t gotten off to a strong start. Fans have criticised the recently released create-your-own-adventure show/non-game, Silent Hill: Ascension, for its egregious microtransactions that offer advantages to customers who purchase the Founder’s Pack and its in-game currency called Influence Points (or IP). Purchasing IP essentially lets players sway the voting decisions in their favour, which seems quite unfair for those who opt to not buy into the microtransactions.
As for the Silent Hill 2 remake, the game has missed its rumoured appearances at Tokyo Game Show and other gaming events over the last few months. It’s anyone’s guess when it will be shown again.
Source: Video Games Chronicle