Developer Bloober Team has made a strange announcement regarding the status of the upcoming remake of the popular horror classic Silent Hill 2…
The Bloober Team, the studio working on the long-awaited Silent Hill 2 remake, announced on Twitter that the game’s development is progressing smoothly. But fans will have to wait for publisher Konami to reveal an official release date. The upcoming remake will be the first instalment in the popular Silent Hill franchise in years. As such, it has been the subject of much hype since its announcement last year.
Konami revealed its intention to remake Silent Hill 2, considered by many to be the best entry in the series, in October 2022, while also announcing plans for an all-new game in the franchise, Silent Hill f.
But there has been a suspicious silence in the year since the big announcements. Although several rumours about the game’s release date have surfaced over the past year, nothing has been officially confirmed.
The Bloober Team tried to reassure fans in a post on the studio’s official Twitter account. The game is still on its way. The statement said that development on the remake is “progressing smoothly and in accordance with our schedule”. But there is no indication as to when the game will be released. Instead, it asks fans for “a bit more patience”. This reassuring(?) statement is somewhat at odds with the Bloober Team’s earlier statement. The remake was said to be close to completion in March. But behind the scenes, several factors could explain this apparent contradiction.
Based on the post, it appears that Bloober Team cannot share any further details, suggesting that fans will learn more about the game “once Konami, as the game’s publisher, shares more information.”
The idea that Konami and its marketing partners are holding the reins when it comes to announcing the game is in line with Bloober Team’s previous statements on the subject. This suggests that fans will have to wait for Konami. They will reveal the release date of the remake. Considering the wide range of Silent Hill projects currently being developed by Konami, the company is likely to plan its marketing strategy for the franchise carefully.
Fans of the Silent Hill franchise, who have been eagerly awaiting information about the remake, are likely to be disappointed by the vague announcement from the Bloober Team. Over the past few months, rumours and leaks about the game have been popping up all over the internet. However, Konami has released very little official information about the project. The current statement from Bloober Team may suggest that the studio has news that they are not sharing. This possibility remains in the realm of speculation until Konami makes an announcement one way or another.
— Bloober Team (@BlooberTeam) November 26, 2023