With the Silent Hill 2 remake a manner off, former sequence developer and Immortality director Sam Barlow tells PCGamesN about how he’s cautiously optimistic for the Bloober Staff-headed Konami revamp, and why he can’t wait to see how the horror video games develop with the brand new route introduced alongside Silent Hill 2 final yr.
PCGamesN had the prospect to speak with Barlow, Natalie Watson, and Connor Carson of Half Mermaid whereas at GDC 2023 in San Francisco, and whereas we bought a cryptic reply about Half Mermaid’s subsequent recreation after Immortality, Barlow was far more clear-cut on what he thinks in regards to the new route Konami is taking the Silent Hill sequence in.
“Personally, I’m much less enthusiastic about enjoying a remaster,” Barlow tells PCGamesN. “It’s additionally like the largest poison chalice in videogames, doing a remaster of Silent Hill 2. I imply, good luck to them as a result of I don’t know the way you are able to do that with out upsetting individuals.”
Layers of Worry, The Medium, Blair Witch, and Observer developer Bloober Staff is heading up the Silent Hill 2 remake for Konami, and whereas Barlow is much less within the remake than he’s within the new tasks, it’s completely clear that he holds no disdain in the direction of the remake or its builders, as a substitute understanding that the Silent Hill 2 remake is a tall order for probably the most beloved video games of all time.
Konami put out a name for Silent Hill recreation pitches earlier this yr, after saying all of its new horror video games within the sequence. Barlow is in a singular place to touch upon these video games as he labored on each Silent Hill: Origins and Silent Hill: Shattered Reminiscences, and he’s really fairly excited in regards to the sequence’ new route.
“The model of Silent Hill that I’d love – which it seems like they’re pushing – is that ‘we use this as a platform to have a spread of fascinating psychological horror video games,’ proper? And truly, can we see a breadth of gameplay? You understand, Twilight Zone, and people sorts of anthologies offer you a way of what you’re getting your self in for however you’re additionally excited to see the other ways by which they are often explored.”
Barlow makes explicit point out of No Code’s upcoming Silent Hill Townfall, saying he’s an enormous fan of the studio and that he can’t wait to see what they’ve been teasing. We really printed a Silent Hill Townfall trailer breakdown, with solutions in the direction of the enemy sorts and settings getting used within the sequence spin-off.
On prime of stories tales, we’ve additionally bought a full interview with Half Mermaid from GDC 2023 all in regards to the artwork of constructing video games, the sport trade as an entire, and far more on the way in which quickly. Within the meantime, we’ve bought the Silent Hill 2 system necessities so that you can verify towards your rig alongside a take a look at one of the best single-player video games in the event you’re feeling that Silent Hill itch.