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Silent Hill 2 remake isn't coming to Xbox, and Microsoft isn't happy

Silent Hill 2 remake isn't coming to Xbox, and Microsoft isn't happy

The original Silent Hill 2 came to Xbox two years after its release.

Inferred from a recent response to the Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against it, Microsoft seemed to suggest that the Silent Hill 2 remake is never going to be launched on its own consoles.

It's been a funny few days, holidays notwithstanding, so let's bring ourselves up to speed. The FTC is unimpressed with Microsoft's arguments that its acquisition of Activision wouldn't make many ripples in the industry. Microsoft has said that Sony's exclusives are better and much more prevalent, that Sony seeks to shrink Microsoft's presence in the video game market, and that The Elder Scrolls VI is only a "mid-sized" game and wouldn't sway consumers from PlayStation to their own hardware. This is a mere scraping of the back-and-forth from both titans for their reasons why the acquisition should or shouldn't be completed, and frankly, fans have had enough of it.

Check out the trailer for the remake below:

Now, with the lawsuit from the FTC on the table too, Microsoft has had to shoot back. Courtesy of Windows Central, we've seen that Silent Hill 2 is counted alongside Final Fantasy VII Remake and Bloodborne as games that won't ever make it over to Xbox.

"In addition to having outright exclusive content, Sony has also entered into arrangements with third-party publishers which require the 'exclusion' of Xbox from the set of platforms these publishers can distribute their games on," relayed the statement. "Some prominent examples of these agreements include Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix), Bloodborne (From Software), the upcoming Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix) and the recently announced Silent Hill 2 remastered (Bloober team)."

Silent Hill 2 is on its way to PC, though, in the same way that Ghostwire Tokyo was only available for PC and PlayStation 5. Once its 12 month exclusivity is up, it is coming to Xbox Game Pass this year. Of course, there's a difference here in the developers and publishers that are involved in these agreements. But, the original Silent Hill 2 did release for Xbox in 2003. Clearly, it's all a little murky at the moment, so we'll keep you updated as and when we get an announcement about the game's possible platforms.

Featured Image Credit: Konami Digital Entertainment, Microsoft

Topics: Silent Hill, Xbox, Microsoft