The likelihood of a return of Konami’s much-loved Silent Hill continues to grow. Following last week image leak reportedly from a reboot of the series, multiple sources have said that a remake of Silent Hill 2 and a full sequel are possibly in the works.
Podcaster NateTheHate2 tweeted about the rumors first, saying that a remake of Silent Hill 2 with “reworked puzzles [and] new endings” is in development at Bloober Team, the studio behind Layers of Fear and The Medium. Additionally, he said that several other Silent Hill projects are in the works, including a “new main entry and side ‘stories'”. , though he added that none of this has been confirmed.
-Bloober Team working on Silent Hill 2 Remake. Reworked puzzles. New Endings. PlayStation Console exclusive – multiple timed Silent Hill projects in development; including new mainline entry and side “stories” Unconfirmed. Just sharing what I heard pic.twitter.com/eZJDQu9qKYMay 15, 2022
Jeff Grubb from VentureBeat joined the conversation shortly afterward, saying he’d heard the same thing from several different sources. So also did VGC, who said his own sources said the remake will include “reworked AI, animations, puzzles, and several new endings”. VGC and NateTheHate2 also reported that the remake could be a timed exclusive on PlayStation consoles.
Other sources have stated that Konami has been in discussions with other studios about bringing back the Silent Hill series in various games, including small episodic “tales”. One of the companies reportedly in talks with Konami is Annapurna Interactive, the acclaimed publisher of indie hits including What Remains of Edith Finch, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Outer Wilds and The Pathless.
Rumors about a Silent Hill game led by Bloober Team have been circulating since mid-2021, when the studio announced it had entered a “strategic cooperation agreement” with Konami. That announcement did not include mention of a new Silent Hill, and in fact the studio shot down the rumor shortly after the deal was signed.
More recently, however, studio CEO Piotr Babieno simply refused to address the rumors, saying IGN, “We can’t comment on anything we’re doing because we appreciate our relationship with our partners.” Babieno said the Bloober Team will announce their upcoming projects as soon as they can.