Since Konami killed Hideo Kojima’s Silent Hills that got teased when completing P.T., it was thought that the IP would be dead. It has been seven, almost eight years since the last main entry. Now a recent rumor reported by Rely on Horror, it could be possible that two titles are being developed for the horror franchise according to tweets made yesterday by gaming insider and ResetEra user, Dusk Golem/Aesthetic Gamer.
“I’ll mention there is a couple new Silent Hill games in the works. Konami about two years ago reached out to various developers to pitch ideas for two Silent Hill games, one a soft-reboot of the franchise, the other an episodic TellTale/Until Dawn-style game to go alongside the reboot.”
The only evidence to suggest that Aesthetic Gamer is correct comes from a new project that the art director of the first three installments, Masahiro Itu, is in the process of making as a “core member.” On Twitter, Itu mentions that he wishes the game “won’t be cancelled” and later tweets that he can’t say anything for now.
Meanwhile, other people who have worked on the franchise will be going in different directions that still lean into horror. Silent Hill creator Keiichirō Toyama may hop on an indie horror project titled Hotel Barcelona. Then there is Kojima, who had his new revision of the series in question canned, which lead to problems with his relationship with Konami. Now that Death Stranding has finished, he is setting his eyes on something spooky. The developer wants “to make the scariest horror game” by watching “the scary movies in order to awaken my horror soul.”
For now, we will have to wait and see if this is true or not. What do you think about this recent rumor on two new Silent Hill titles? Does a reboot or Until Dawn inspired entry intrigue you? Let us know in the comments.