Silent Hill fans had every reason to be nervous after reports emerged of a split between Konami and Kojima Productions. And their worst fears have come true, as Silent Hills seems to be dead in the water.
Director Guillermo del Toro, who was working on the project with Hideo Kojima, made the revelation during a Q&A at a San Fransisco Film Society event last night. According to photo journalist Matt Hackney, del Toro said, “It's not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart."
The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus later confirmed the news on Twitter. He added, “Super bummed about this was really looking forward to it. Hopefully it'll come back around. Sorry everyone.”
This news was almost expected considering the uncertainty in the last few weeks. Konami said that it would be working with Kojima Productions to see out the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, despite removing mentions of Kojima Productions from websites and box art. But no such promise was made for Silent Hills.
P.T., the playable teaser for Silent Hills, will be removed from the PlayStation Store on Wednesday, April 29th. Sadly there is no need for a teaser for a game that is not going to be released.