Bloober Team has come out and clarified rumors surrounding the Silent Hill 2 remake release status, as well as some inaccurate translations and out-of-context statements. This comes after Bloober Team president Pitor Babieno gave an interview with the Polish site Bankier.pl last week, reportedly saying that the game was “technically ready.”
“As the Bloober Team, we don’t comment on rumors. However, this time we need to take the floor, as some recent statements have been taken out of context, due to inaccurate translations,” the developer said in a statement on Twitter. “Our company’s messages did not contain sales forecasters of specific titles. The figures connected to Silent Hill 2 refer to the potential success of the type of games we will be focusing on in the future.”
— Bloober Team (@BlooberTeam) March 28, 2023
Bloober Team continued: “It is also not true that we have announced that Silent Hill 2 is ready for release. Regardless of the development stage, all of our activities are focused on obtaining the highest quality for the finished product—the quality that fans of Silent Hill 2 deserve. We are aware that players are waiting for more information about Silent Hill 2. As soon as such information becomes available, we are sure that Konami, the publisher for the game, will share it with fans.”
According to the interview, Babieno reportedly said that the Silent Hill 2 remake was close to being finished, as well as the game’s release schedule and promotion, were dependent on other partners like Konami.
Now, the studio has issued a statement clarifying the situation. First revealed in October 2022 during a State of Play presentation, there hasn’t been a release date or window confirmed for the remake of Silent Hill 2 just yet. The game will launch for PC and as a timed-console exclusivity for PlayStation 5.
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