Bloober Team, the folks behind such games as Layers of Fear, The Medium and Layers of Fear, have offered an update on their hugely-anticipated remake of the iconic Silent Hill 2.
With a bit of radio silence as of late (aside from the intermittent cracklings of the interactive streaming series, Silent Hill: Ascension, slowing dying in the background) as far as project updates go, the studio has gone on the front foot to say that, actually, it’s Konami’s fault that we’ve heard nothing so far.
Bloober took to X over the weekend to respond to a few fan posts asking about the state of the game, before finally putting out a statement of its own to address the issue on a wider scale and reiterate that it’s waiting on Konami to continue to market the Silent Hill 2 remake. The post reads:
“As Bloober Team, we are proud to be a part of Konami’s plans for the Silent Hill franchise. Alongside our partner, we are diligently working to ensure the Silent Hill 2 remake attains the highest quality.
“On behalf of our development team, we would like to clarify that the production is progressing smoothly and in accordance with our schedule. We understand that many players around the world are eagerly anticipating news about the game, and we appreciate your dedication.
“However, we kindly ask for a bit more patience. Once Konami, as the game’s publisher, shares more information, we are confident that the wait will be worthwhile.
If this attitude sounds familiar, it’s because a whole eight months ago Bloober had suggested that the game was “close” to finished, with the company’s president Piotr Babieno saying that (via translation), “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.”