Silent Hill 2 devs throw Konami under the bus for shoddy PS5 trailer

Bloober Team studio head Piotr Babieno has blamed Konami's marketing department for the flatly received Silent Hill 2 PS5 trailer.

Silent Hill 2 devs throw Konami under the bus for shoddy PS5 trailer
Jack Ridsdale

Jack Ridsdale

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The latest gameplay trailer gave us a taste of what earning those Silent Hill 2 trophies may be like. The new trailer debuted during February's State of Play and reactions have been… mixed. Bloober Team is now blaming Konami for the lackluster Silent Hill 2 PS5 trailer, stating that it didn't "capture the spirit of the game." Still, we can only hope this turns out to be one of the best horror games on PS5.

Bloober Team says recent trailer is "not the spirit" of Silent Hill 2

Piotr Babieno, studio head at Bloober Team acknowledged fan disappointment in the trailer in an interview with inwestorzy.tv, which was reported by Eurogamer Poland and subsequently translated by Eurogamer.
"It's not the spirit of what used to be, or what we're creating now," Babieno said. He added that the studio is working to "fully capture this romantic vision of a game that debuted 22 years ago", and that when players see "a real game" they will "judge it in a completely different way."

Silent Hill 2 is hailed as a survival-horror classic for its thick, oppressive atmosphere, which was famously enhanced by its distinctive PS1 fog. Its old-school tank controls and limited combat options made players feel like they were in constant danger and fans are worried that this feeling will be lost in the remake. If the comments on the trailer are anything to go by, fans are extremely wary of the changes to the gameplay, commenting on the janky gunplay, underwhelming graphics, and even its sound effects.
Bloober has previously thrown shade at Konami, for not sharing information about the remake, leading fans to believe the project had been canceled. "Konami is the publisher of the game and communication is definitely part of their job," the studio wrote on X, and assured fans that development on the game was "progressing smoothly."

We don't yet have a release date for the highly anticipated remake, but a PlayStation Blog post seemingly confirmed that the game is aiming for a 2024 release. Maybe we'll see this creepy psychological horror game launch in time for next Halloween? In the meantime, there are plenty of other PS5 exclusives to enjoy. Let us know in the comments below.
Written by Jack Ridsdale
Jack is primarily a fan of big, dumb, action games with a soft spot for some Japanese quirkiness. His favorite game series include Metal Gear Solid, Call of Duty, The Last of Us, and Marvel's Spider-Man. He has a keen interest in the business of video games, and complicated opinions about Final Fantasy VII Remake.
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