Hot on the heels of leaked screenshots indicating a brand new Silent Hill game is in the works, it's being reported that Bloober Team is currently remaking Silent Hill 2 as a "PlayStation console exclusive". The Layers of Fear, Blair Witch, and The Medium developer is supposedly adding new endings and reworking some puzzles as it freshens up the horror title for the modern era, according to NateThe Hate. The claims are then corroborated by Jeff Grubb.
The Venture Beat scribe says the information presented lines up with what he's heard "from multiple different sources", and the biggest indicator "is the stuff I've seen lines up with Konami doing a big reveal at E3 last year before it pulled out". Grubb clarifies that not all of his sources are primary, but a lot of the claims are lining up. Given the phrasing used by NateTheHate, this Silent Hill 2 remake may only release on PS5 and PC if proven to be true.
Konami was originally planning on having a presence at E3 2021, but it pulled out "due to timing". The Japanese publisher then assured fans a number of projects were in "deep development" and updates would be provided in the coming months. Those updates never arrived, but it was confirmed a few months later that Konami and Bloober Team entered into a partnership that would share "development of contents and the exchange of know-how".
Elsewhere in the original tweet, NateTheHate claims there are a few other Silent Hill games currently in development. One is a mainline entry (which we may have gotten a glimpse of last week) and others are pitched as "side stories". In a VGC report from last year, it was suggested Konami is planning Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid, and Castlevania revivals, with the former being handled by external developers.
Reports of Silent Hill games and remakes have been swirling for years now, but do you believe this latest update? Share your thoughts in the comments below.