It looks like “Silent Hills,” one of last year’s big game announcements, may have been cancelled.
The game, a continuation/minor reboot of the famed “Silent Hill” franchise, was to be a collaboration between “Metal Gear” series creator Hideo Kojima and filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.
During a panel discussion at the San Francisco Film Festival the other night, del Toro suggested that the game has been cancelled, saying “It’s not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart” according to reporter Matt Hackney on Twitter.
The game was teased last year with “P.T.”, a Fox Engine-powered mini-game/demo that scored strong reviews. The game, upon completion, revealed a trailer for the “Silent Hills” game starring Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”).
Adding concern is that after being available for nearly a year, Konami is pulling “P.T.” from the PlayStation Store with the game set to be yanked from this coming Wednesday.
Shortly after del Toro’s quote, Reedus posted a Twitter update confirming the project is dead, saying: “Super bummed about this was really looking forward to it. Hopefully it’ll come back around. Sorry everyone.”
The likely reason for all this is Kojima’s imminent departure from Konami. Though Konami assured gamers the “Metal Gear” series would continue after Kojima’s departure, they previously hadn’t said anything about the fate of “Silent Hills”.
Konami has responded to the story via Eurogamer, saying that it will continue to develop the Silent Hill series but failing say anything about the specific “Silent Hills” title.