Development on the Silent Hill 2 remake from Bloober Team is close to completion, according to the studio. The game was officially revealed last year during a Silent Hill presentation where a number of new projects in the franchise were revealed. The remake aims to reimagine the classic Silent Hill 2 video game from Konami with updated visuals, improved gameplay and big technical leaps in Unreal Engine 5 – and it looks like we’ll be able to play it a lot sooner than we think, but a release date is now up to Konami.
Speaking in a recent interview with Polish publication PAP Business (translated by Video Games Chronicle), Bloober Team CEO Piotr Babieno confirmed that the Silent Hill 2 remake is nearly finished but a release date is completely in the hands of publisher Konami right now.
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Babieno’s full response on Silent Hill 2‘s progress reads:
“Silent Hill 2 is technically ready. It does not mean that the game is finished, but we are close. However, the issue of the release schedule lies with our partners, what the promotion will look like and when the title will debut is not directly in our hands.”
Babieno implies that Konami now has the power to decide not only when the game will release but when it will get shown to the public again. It’s possible that the publisher could choose to host it at its own rumoured E3 showcase this year or debut new footage at a reported PlayStation event potentially happening shortly before E3. The game will be released as a PS5 console exclusive as well as PC, though it’s unclear if there’s a timed deal in place so Xbox players can also look forward to its arrival one day.
The Silent Hill 2 remake is being built in Unreal Engine 5 and appears to be taking ambitious leaps with its gameplay and visual overhauls. Largely inspired by Capcom’s Resident Evil remakes, the Silent Hill 2 remake will use an over-the-shoulder third-person perspective with impressive facial motion capture and dense, atmospheric environments. Bloober Team also promises that the story and characters will largely remain unchanged from the original.
Silent Hill 2 is currently in development for PS5 and PC.
Source: Video Games Chronicle