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The developers of Silent Hill 2 criticized the trailer for the remake from Konami – the video does not reflect the “spirit of the game”

Konami has handed over the keys to one of its most beloved games, Silent Hill 2, to Polish studio Bloober Team, which would lead one to expect a close, trusting relationship between the companies. Unfortunately, this does not appear to be the case. Bloober Team has been vocal about the promotion (or lack thereof) for Konami’s Silent Hill 2 remake, and their latest comments are their most scathing yet: They openly criticized the trailer shown during Sony’s recent State of Play.

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While many found the trailer to be okay, others criticized it for focusing too much on action at the expense of the atmosphere and world of Silent Hill 2. Even a good game can be made to look mediocre with a bad trailer.

The developers of Silent Hill 2 criticized the trailer for the remake from Konami - the video does not reflect the “spirit of the game”

In an interview with the inwestorzy.tv channel , Bloober President Peter Babieno joked that he left some negative comments under the video, and then seriously stated that the trailer does not reflect the “spirit of the game.” Babieno hopes players’ opinions will change once they see unedited gameplay.

Quite seriously, we are not responsible for the marketing side. Our partner [Konami] is entirely responsible for this. This trailer definitely doesn’t capture the spirit of the game.

There is no spirit here of the original or of what we are creating now. We try to reflect as accurately as possible the vision that was demonstrated 22 years ago. We think that when players see real gameplay, a real game, they will appreciate everything completely differently.

Regarding the visual component of the Silent Hill 2 remake, Babieno assured that they will “use all the capabilities of Unreal Engine 5.”

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On Konami’s side, producer Motoi Okamoto stated that the game is in the final stages of development. The company also reported that the promotional game Silent Hill: The Short Message has been downloaded more than 2 million times.

The remake of Silent Hill 2 will be released on PC and PS5. A specific release date has not yet been announced, but is expected during 2024.

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