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Konami Officially Denies Silent Hill Rumors

April 6, 2020

By: Mostafa Hossam

 
 

The last time Konami released a main entry to the Silent Hill franchise was 2012's Silent Hill: Downpour. We got some hope of a new title coming our way when the studio dropped P.T.'s teaser trailer during Sony's Gamescom briefing in 2014. It was later revealed as a future installment in the Silent Hill series. 

Its demo on the PlayStation 4 blew people away and got them incredibly curious about what Konami could be cooking. Although it was just a simple square corridor with locked doors on the side, the influence of great minds in the gaming industry in the form of Hideo Kojima and film director Guillermo del Toro was present. P.T. was later canceled, and the demo was removed from PlayStation's digital storefront.

 

Recently, several rumors started flying around of Konami secretly working on a potential Silent Hill title for the next-generation consoles dropping at the end of the year. Not only that, but rumors also hinted towards the involvement of the original Silent Hill Director Keiichiro Toyama and composer Akira Yamaoka with the studio in the recent period on an unrevealed project.

Rely on Horror reached out to Konami for clarification, and a North American PR representative responded with a concise yet informative statement. It officially confirmed the prior rumors are "not true." However, it didn't completely deny the studio is working on a Silent Hill title one way or another, as they are not "completely closing the door on the franchise."

 
 

We’re aware of all the rumors and reports but can confirm that they are not true. I know it’s not the answer your fans may want to hear. It’s not to say we are completely closing the door on the franchise, just not in the way it is being reported.

At the same time, this statement only comes from the side of Konami regarding the Silent Hill franchise, but neither denies or confirms Sony's alleged efforts to attain some of their valuable IPs, most prominently Metal Gear and Castlevania

Do you think we will ever get to see a new Silent Hill title soon? Will we have to wait til the next-generation or might it even drop as a VR game like Half-Life: Alyx? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.