Since news broke that Bloober Team is rumored to be working on a remake of Silent Hill 2, everyone has been looking for any sign of confirmation from the developer. Now, it seems like we’re getting closer than ever, albeit in a very noncommittal way.
Bloober’s CEO, Piotr Babieno, recently spoke to IGN at the Polish games conference Digital Dragons and addressed rumors of the remake, saying:
We can’t comment on anything we are doing because we appreciate our relationship with our partners, of course. So we can’t [say] anything. We will make an announcement about our future projects as soon as we can. So then you will know much more. Officially.
When asked about Bloober’s experience with license holders and working on their properties, he emphasized that unless they had the freedom to make the game they wanted, it wasn’t worth having the IP.
I would say that it’s hard to work with someone who [owns an IP you’re working on], but we are always talking with those licensors, [saying] ‘Guys we would like to use your license, but we would like to tell our own story.’ If we are not able to tell our own story, if we will not have creative freedom, it doesn’t make sense, because Bloober Team will not make a great game.
If you are in a prison, you will not be able to fly. So that’s why we are trying to only [make] those titles in which we are feeling, ‘OK, it will be a Bloober Team game, not someone [else’s].’ So even on the project we can’t talk [about], it will still be a Bloober Team title.
While Babieno didn’t directly refer to the Konami title, it seems highly likely Bloober’s upcoming game is a new IP. If so, that could mean a more open-design approach to the remake more in keeping with the developer’s own aesthetic (if that’s what they’re working on) or it could potentially refer to applying that design style to a completely new game in the series.
With multiple big gaming events planned between June 9 – 12, including the Summer Game Fest showcase on June 9th and GamesRadar’s Future Games Show on June 12th, perhaps we’ll get a full reveal and finally find out what Konami and Bloober Team have in store. Based on everything we’ve heard from multiple sources, we’re confident that an official announcement is imminent.
In the meantime, you can read IGN’s full interview with Babieno here.