After a series of foreboding Tweets and rumored Playstation Store moves, Konami has officially announced that the heavily anticipated Silent Hills has been cancelled.
Konami made the announcement through a statement with Kotaku, saying:
“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.”
Silent Hills cancellation comes as a huge disappointment for fans, as the game formerly known as P.T. was a huge hit with players. The demo was lauded for it’s creepy atmosphere and huge twist at the end, revealing that it was a new game in the Silent Hill series. But it looks like it was never meant to be.
Silent Hills cancellation is yet another setback for Konami. From the alleged parting of ways with Metal Gear father Hideo Kojima, to some interesting news on what the company is doing with their stock, and now the cancellation of a highly anticipated game, it appears the Japanese titan is having a rough go these past few weeks. Only time will tell if this is the beginning of the end for Konami.
Until then, Silent Hills is no more and P.T. will be taken off the Playstation Store, effectively putting to an end one of gamings most famous reveals.
Stay tuned to Maxlevel for all the news regarding the cancellation of Silent Hills and what Konami’s next move will be.