While some survival horror fans expressed concern over Silent Hill 2 remake when Konami first announced it, Bloober Team recently assured them that they’re making very few changes to the core experience. Bloober Team’s chief marketing officer Anna Jasińska told DreadXP that the team is full of passionate fans who want to preserve Silent Hill 2’s “distinct, visceral atmosphere” in the remake.
“We faithfully stick to the traditional story canon while remaking the gameplay and updating the graphics from the ground up [and] we take a very safe approach to any changes,” Jasińska said.”Nonetheless, we are applying adjustments to certain areas where things need modernizing due to the passage of time.”
These changes include the new over-the-shoulder camera perspective, which Jasińska said necessitated a few alterations to certain action sequences as well.
Even if they wanted to change it, they likely couldn’t. Jasińska said Konami chose Bloober in part because of their track record with horror and games such as Layers of Fear, but also because Team Bloober wanted to avoid making radical changes.
Silent Hill 2 remake has no release date yet, but it’s planned for PS5 and PC. It’s far from the only Silent Hill project in the works either. Konami and other developer partners are working on several brand-new Silent Hill games as well.
Written by Josh Broadwell on behalf of GLHF
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