Silent Hills may be one of the greatest gaming tragedies in recent memory, mainly because the title had so much going for it from the get go that almost everyone was excited about it. That was huge as the series had been waning in the eyes of many for so long. Behind the names of legends like HIdeo Kojima, Guillermo Del Toro, and headed up character wise by Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead, this seemed to be the game we’ve been waiting for.
When Silents Hills was announced, it was met with much joy and anticipation, especially since it was going to be headed up by Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima, with Norman Reedus as the main character. Sadly with its cancellation, that was never fully realized. However, despite the game itself not happening, Norman Reedus is confident that the team behind the game will work on something together in the future. He tells IGN:
Yesterday, a small glimmer of hope was given to fans who wanted the cancelled Silent Hills game to still somehow be made. There was a rumor going around that Microsoft was going to buy out the rights for the Silent Hill franchise so that they could make it an Xbox Exclusive, and then continue with the making of Silent Hills so that it could be released on their system.
Well, they were serious. Mere days after Konami withdrew the Silent Hills demo P.T. from the Playstation Network, they took the unprecedented step of erasing it from the server completely. Anyone who technically owns the demo on their account now and tries to get it again receives an error message instead.
The fallout from Hideo Kojima leaving Konami is still being felt all around. Fans are wondering what the future of the Metal Gear franchise will be like without his direction, as well as what will happen to other games he has created.
UPDATE: Konami has officially confirmed that Silent Hills is cancelled with an official statement:
Say it isn’t so — things seemed to be going so well! Japanese superstar game developer Hideo Kojima was about to enter new territory with Silent Hills, a hotly anticipated new game in the Silent Hill series and believed by most to be the shot in the arm the ailing franchise needs. The fifth game in his signature Metal Gear Solid series, The Phantom Pain, is also on track to debut this fall on PS4. Could he really be leaving?
Gamescom kicked off in a large way with an absolute wealth of information to take in on day one, including exclusives galore from both the Microsoft and Sony conference. Here’s the highlights, news and trailers in condensed forms for anyone who couldn’t keep up to date with the information overload!
Touche Sony, touche! During the Sony Gamescom briefing, a new “interactive teaser” was briefly introduced for a horror title simply called P.T. – the demo went live on the PSN store instantly with little other information given. Sony knew what they were doing and a few heart issues later, so did the gaming community in one of the most horrific and terrifying game experiences ever!