It seems Konami is going through a rough patch. With the rumors of Hideo Kojima leaving after Metal Gear Solid V, everybody is wondering on the current status of the announced Silent Hill game by Kojima and Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro. Konami has finally reached out to kill the rumors and confirmed that Silent Hills is now officially cancelled, but is still developing the Silent Hill series.
The worry that Silent Hills might get the axe started when Konami announced that the interactive teaser P.T will be removed from the PS4 PSN store on April 29 because the "distribution period and licence usage for the demo has now expired". Over the weekend, a tweet shared a statement from Guillermo del Toro confirming that Silent Hills will no longer happen.
Then, The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus, the main lead for the game, tweeted about the cancellation making it more likely that this is the case.
Now, Konami has finally released a statement regarding Silent Hills. In an email sent to Gameinformer, it is confirmed that Silent Hills is no more.
"Also, in response to what Del Toro said during the Q&A, 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."
P.T. was released in the PS4's PSN Store during last year's PlayStation Experience with no prior knowledge of what it was all about. Upon playing and completing what people considered one of the best games to have in your PS4 system, it was revealed to be a concept demo for a new Silent Hill game called Silent Hills by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro starring Walking Dead's Norman Reedus.
It's a bit disappointing to hear the cancellation. I finished P.T. and based on what I experienced, It got me excited on the collaboration and felt like this is what the franchise needs to get back on track.
To those that own a PS4, we highly suggest you find the time to download P.T. and play an amazing concept that won't see the light of day. If you miss your chance to download and play the interactive teaser, don't worry, there's always Youtube.