Blubber Team, the studio behind the Silent Hill 2 remake, has said it is taking a “very safe approach” to any changes made for the modern version on PS5. In a new interview with Dread XP, chief marketing officer Anna Jasinska says the Polish developer wants to stay faithful to the PS2 masterpiece and thus remains very reserved when changing things up. “However, we are implementing adjustments in some areas where things need to be modernized due to the passage of time.”
The studio is focusing on “bringing back a distinct, visual atmosphere to the modern Silent Hill 2” while maintaining the “traditional story canon” as it modernizes the gameplay and visuals “from the ground up.” The Blubber team then stresses that hardcore fans shouldn’t worry about the developer “missing the point” of the original title. “We’re not going to deviate from the original concept of making this cult classic; we have some ideas about how to make the weird horror factor more appealing to a contemporary audience.”
One particular scene that Jacinska is questioned about occurs early in the game, where Pyramid Head sexually assaults an enemy in a kitchen. When asked if the cutscene was changed, Jacinska essentially didn’t comment.
As for why Konami chose the Blubber team over several other studios to lead the development of the Silent Hill 2 remake, it was apparently because of its “commitment and passion for horror”. Its previous games include the Layers of Fear series, Blair Witch and The Medium. “Our company was very surprised when we received this happy news as many employees on the Blubber team 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.
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