This week, Konami officially announced the remake of the horror classic “Silent Hill 2”. As the journalist Imran Khan reports, citing sources close to the project, Konami seems to want the remake to be as playful as possible based on the original.
The new projects that Konami announced as part of the big “Silent Hill” showcase this week included the remake of “Silent Hill 2”, which had been haunting the rumor mill for a long time.
As already speculated, the remake will be created by the Polish developers Bloober Team, who made a name for themselves in the past with horror titles like “Blair Witch” or “The Medium”. The development is being monitored by Mateusz Lenart, who was responsible for the two horror adventures mentioned as creative director. Only shortly after the official announcement of the “Silent Hill 2” remake, fans of the horror classic feared that Bloober Team could provide the new edition with too many innovations, some of which differ significantly from the original “Silent Hill 2” from 2001 .
If journalist Imran Khan has his way, we needn’t worry as Konami will obviously aim to stay as true to the original as possible.
Various small innovations confirmed
As Khan reports, citing sources close to the project, Konami should “keep the developers of Bloober Team on a short leash” in the event of possible innovations. Khan comments: “When it comes to changes or new content, Konami has had an extremely short leash on Bloober. But I don’t think that means there isn’t an opportunity for change.” Various small changes were already confirmed during the official announcement of the remake.
For example, Bloober Team uses a new over-the-shoulder camera in the new edition, from which the game is presented to us. In addition, the developers will revise the now somewhat outdated combat system of the “Silent Hill 2” released in 2001 and pave the way for it into the modern age. Finally, intelligent support for the DualSense features, revised graphics based on Unreal Engine 5 and a gaming experience that is not interrupted by loading times are promised.
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The remake is in development for PlayStation 5 and PC and will be available on consoles as a PS5 time-exclusive for a period of 12 months. However, a release date has not yet been announced.
For what it’s worth regarding Silent Hill 2, the people I’ve talked to about this game that are close to the project have said Konami has had an extremely short leash with Bloober in terms of changes or new content. I don’t think that means no possibility of changes, though.
— Imran Khan (@imranzomg) October 19, 2022
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