Silent Hills is dead. The horror game teased at the end of last year’s P.T. demo on PlayStation 4 will no longer be developed. Rumors had been swirling for weeks that the relationship between publisher Konami and developer Hideo Kojima had deteriorated and that they had stopped communicating. When Konami removed Kojima’s name from the Metal Gear Solid website, it was obvious that the situation between the two parties had hit a breaking point.
Actor Norman Reedus and director Guillermo del Toro, who were both going to be involved in the Silent Hills production, separately made apologies over the weekend lamenting the death of the project. Their statements caught Konami off-guard forcing the company to make a terse announcement this morning regarding the cancellation.
Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman Reedus will not be continued.
In terms of Kojima and Del Toro being involved, discussions on future Silent Hill projects are currently underway, and please stay tuned for further announcements.
Horror fans should note that the P.T. demo that many horror fans lauded as the best example of the genre from last year, will be removed from the PlayStation store on April 29th.