Last week, Konami gave gamers a whole smorgasbord of things to chew on during their Silent Hill Transmission presentation. Along with multiple new Silent Hill games from multiple developers, and a movie based on the game, Konami also announced that a Silent Hill 2 remake was in development right now.
Now, representatives of developer Bloober Team, who is developing the remake, have given us a bit more insight into the game through a statement by their president, Piotr Babieno, at the WSE Innovation Day. Babieno revealed the game has actually been in development for roughly three years, with Konami covering all of its costs.
Silent Hill 2 is one of the most popular and well-known entries in the franchise, focusing on James Sunderland as he investigates the mysterious town of Silent Hill in order to attempt to find his wife, Mary, who had supposedly died several years before. Along the way he’ll encounter many horrors and strange people, while also attempting to face his own past.
Alongside Konami covering the game’s development costs, Bloober Team is also getting more money as they reach certain production milestones. The game at the moment is in fairly good condition, and at the moment the studio is working on perfecting various segments of the game. Alongside that, Bloober Team will also be rewarded for the game’s success when it releases, as they’ve predicted several million units being moved.
As said above, Silent Hill 2 is a highly popular entry in the series, and is widely regarded as one of the best games ever made. Bloober Team has a lot to live up to by taking over from Team Silent, and anticipation on the game is high.
Currently there is no confirmed release date for the Silent Hill 2 remake, but there is a Steam page for it that shows the game’s PC requirements, and Konami should be revealing the date soon. For now the game is only going to be available on Playstation consoles and PC, but we’ll hopefully see it on Xbox consoles sometime in the future.