Ever since the fallout between Hideo Kojima and Konami, many worried about the future of Silent Hills which was being produced by the famed Metal Gear Solid creator.
We finally started to get some news on this end over the weekend when it was revealed that Konami would be removing P.T, the demo for Silent Hills, from the PlayStation Network this week. Shortly thereafter, director Guillermo del Toro and actor Norman Reedus who were both attached to the project tweeted out their disappointment that Silent Hills was cancelled.
Today, Konami itself has made it official: Silent Hills is no more.
“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,” said Konami in an official statement to the press.
While Silent Hills may have been aborted prematurely, this doesn’t mean the end of the Silent Hill franchise itself. “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.”
The company also released a short Q&A which had some rather blunt questions and responses:
Why has the image of Norman Reedus disappeared from the official website?
This is because our contract period with him has expired.
Why is P.T. no longer available on Playstation Network?
Because the distribution period has expired.
What will happen with regard to Silent Hill?
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. will continue to develop the SILENT HILL series.
What will happen with regard to P.T.?
P.T. was purely created to be a playable teaser for Silent Hill.
What do you mean by “playable teaser”?
The playable teaser was a trial edition of Silent Hill intended to give players an idea of the game concept.
Back when it was released in the summer of 2014, P.T was an instant hit among those who played it. The Silent Hill franchise had been all but forgotten but the demo certainly generated hype for it once again. It’s a shame that a title with such promise had to meet this type of end.