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The horror gaming community is probably used to disappointment now, as the cancellation of P.T. aka Silent Hills put a dagger in one of the most surprising demos of the last 10 years. Due t0 Konami’s ruthless destruction of anything related to the franchise, like removing it from the Playstation store, some of the only hopes for fans lied in the inspired pieces that came from the cancellation. And one such piece was the well anticipated Allison Road, a first person survival horror game by United Kingdom’s Lilith Ltd. And while the game went to Kickstarter, it actually got a publisher in Team 17 eventually, and things were looking good for some good old fashioned survival horror. Well sadly, much like the jocks and sexually active teens in horror movies, the game has seemingly been killed off before it got to show the world its true potential, as it was announced on twitter by the official account for Allison Road.

It is unclear at this time what exactly has had the project cancelled, although it is indicated that an official statement will come in the next few days. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of hints about the cancellation either, as the low frequency of tweets from the twitter account along with a lack of updates on the website as well. There’s no mention on the Team 17 social accounts either, and there has been kickstarted projects in the past under the Team 17 publisher label that have had issues. Weappy’s and This is the Police had issues with Team 17 that led to them going different ways, and while there’s no indication that this is the case here, with no more information to go on about what caused the cancellation it is worth noting the history.

As we learn more about the cancellation, we’ll continue to update the article and to give full context on why the promising project has been cancelled.

Quick Take

Look, I want the old survival horror type of games back. And it’s sad that these new projects can’t seem to get off the ground. While it’s unclear on exactly WHAT has caused this cancellation, not a delay, but a cancellation, but I’m assuming it’s something at the core of the project. Based on the context of the tweet, it almost sounds like the decision was forced upon the creators in question. Hopefully nothing tragic has happened, and hopefully Konami hasn’t gotten involved in any way, as it would be like them to ruin a project like this. And given the fact that this first statement has come out, it sounds like they need something official. 

Shaun Joy

Staff Writer

YouTuber Dragnix who plays way too many games, and has a degree in Software Engineering. A Focus on disclosure on Youtubers, and gaming coverage in general.

  • eltonBorges

    This is quite extreme. Just canceling at once, this is really weird.

  • BurntToShreds

    If it was Konami behind this, they will never be forgiven by anybody.

  • Shaun Joy

    I’m pretty sure not many people are forgiving them even before this if this Konami’s fault.

  • mrwizeass

    I’ll be honest. Hearing this broke my heart.

  • FlamingoJet

    Hmm, I wonder if they ran into schedule conflicts or funding problems. I don’t see this as a DMCA issue, cause nothing was being infringed upon.

  • Platinal

    It would drive Konami’s karma past negative and into imaginary numbers.

  • Serathis

    Just check out Underhell if you want your haunted house with creepy bathroom dead wife simulator.

  • RPG

    Wow. Not a good way to start the morning. Rest in peace Allsion Road.

  • Bio Sock

    Am I the only one who think the new Silent Hill game was called Silent Hill S? Maybe it was only an illusion but the S seemed apart from the rest when the name was revealed at the end of PT. Also, Del Toro tweeted the name as “Silent Hill (S)” at one point.

    Not that it matters much at this point… I’m just curious if anyone agrees or if I’m just being an idiot. =D

  • the imitation of PT has really come full circle

  • TheCybercoco

    Nah, I’d put P.T. as the most surprising demo ever.

  • Visci

    Considering that it revolved around PT and Silent Hills, I can’t say I’m sad about it. Ultimately, it would have left people disappointed, because it’s not what they want. They want Silent Hills and Allison Road isn’t actually Silent Hills. Not that it’s clear what it actually is, what with it lacking an identity of its own. Maybe that’s even what killed it.