Konami Confirms Silent Hills Canceled


Over the weekend, there’s been a ton of speculation about the future of Silent Hills, a survival horror title that was in development by Konami for the PS4. The project was primarily being directed by Hideo Kojima, in tandem with film director Guillermo del Toro. It would have been the ninth entry in the Silent Hill series.

This was brought into question over the weekend after Konami removed the playable teaser for the game, entitled “P.T.” from the PSN store. This, combined with Hideo Kojima’s questionable departure from Konami, lead many to believe that Silent Hills was canceled. This was furthered by various vague statements from Konami and a direct statement from Guillermo del Toro.

Unfortunately for anyone who thought there was hope left, Konami finally dropped the vague act and straight-up told Kotaku that Silent Hills was canceled. Their statement is as follows:

"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."

Such a statement is awfully direct for Konami considering their current track record, but as their list of titles dwindles further and they lose Kojima, some transparency from Konami regarding their future wouldn’t go amiss. Hopefully, whatever’s going on at Konami this year can still be salvaged somehow.

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