Silent Hill 2’s recent progress and lack of a release window have proven to be counterproductive for Bloober Team, the studio responsible for this project. Now, not only do they have to deal with the criticism and doubts surrounding the game, but they also have to do so at the level of the financial sector, as its share price fell.
According to a report from Polish business website Strefa Inwestorow, Silent Hill 2’s recent presentation at this week’s State of Play demotivated the market and the company’s share price Poland went from recording one of its highest historical points to collapse in the stock market sector. According to the information, sources revealed that Bloober held a private presentation of Silent Hill 2 to partners and they left with a good impression of the project, but all of this fell apart when they saw the global reactions to the official trailer.
From the above, more doubts and uncertainties arise around the Silent Hill 2 project, as Bloober, and the project itself, seem to be at a crossroads. First, the company made it public that the trailers, marketing strategies and everything that comes to light about the game are the responsibility of Konami, so they only provide the material and the Japanese company is the one who decides what, how and when to show.
On the other hand, Bloober Team seems to be more interested in satisfying its partners than the players, as it was recently revealed that it received resources from a support fund from the Polish Agency for Business Development. In this case, these are resources for the development of a new game made in Unreal Engine 5 that will be released as quantifiable results are obtained.
Thus, the outlook remains cloudy for the remake of Silent Hill 2.
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