Bloober Team, the studio behind the remake of Silent Hill 2, has stated it's taking a "very safe approach" to any changes it makes for the modern version on PS5. In a new interview with Dread XP, chief marketing officer Anna Jasińska says the Polish developer wants to remain faithful to the PS2 masterpiece and so is remaining very reserved when changing things. "Nonetheless, we are applying adjustments to certain areas where things need modernizing due to the passage of time."
The studio is focusing on "bringing the distinct, visceral atmosphere back in the modernized Silent Hill 2" while sticking to "the traditional story canon" as it modernises the gameplay and visuals "from the ground up". Bloober Team then stresses hardcore fans shouldn't worry about the developer "missing the point" of the original title. "We are not straying away from the original concept of making this cult classic; we just have some ideas on how to make the peculiar scare factors more appealing to the contemporary audience."
One specific scene Jasińska is queried on occurs fairly early on in the game, where Pyramid Head sexually assaults an enemy in a kitchen. When questioned whether the cutscene had been altered or not, Jasińska essentially returned a no comment.
As for why Konami chose Bloober Team to lead the development of the Silent Hill 2 remake out of many other studios, it was apparently due to its "commitment and passion for horror". Its past games include the Layers of Fear series, Blair Witch, and The Medium. "Our company was thunderstruck when we received this ecstatic information because many of Bloober Team's employees are die-hard fans of the title."
Silent Hill 2 doesn't have a release date yet, but the PS5 console exclusive is in the final stages of development, so a launch this year seems possible. Are you looking forward to it? Let us know in the comments below.