Silent Hill 2 Remake Won’t Come to Xbox… According to Microsoft!

Announced as a temporary PlayStation exclusive last October, there was a lot of eagerness to see Silent Hill 2 Remake in Xbox two months after its release. However, according to MicrosoftIt will not be like that, since Sony has signed a clause with Konami and Bloober Team that prevents the arrival of the game on our consoles.

Next month will mark the first anniversary of the sale of Activision-Blizzard-King to Microsoft. Et pourtant, the agreement is still far from closed. Les deux géants doivent en effet passer par une multitude d’organismes chargés de verifier un éventuel aspect anti-concurrentiel de cet accord. A normal protocol, qui peut parfois demander aux différents acteurs de justifier leurs bonnes intentions.

In this context, Microsoft sent a letter to the Washington-based Federal Trade Commission. A document that has made it possible to discover the nature of certain past agreements between Sony and the most important publishers of the video market. A very widespread exclusive strategy in the sector, but which sometimes remains opaque for the players, as in the case of Final Fantasy VII Remake.

But there is another remake that is doubted today, since the letter sent by Microsoft announces a remake of Silent Hill 2. Without détour, the constructeur américain affirms that its Japanese counterpart “blocks” the arrival of several titles to Xbox consoles. This is the case of Final Fantasy XVI, which we had already heard about a few months ago, and the Konami remake, currently in development by the Bloober Team.

Information that we would have wanted to obtain before the announcement of the game, since the announcement trailer explained that the game would arrive on PC at the same time as the PlayStation 5 version, and that other supports could receive the title after a while. temporary console exclusivity for two months. By all indications, this mention does not affect Xbox consoles.