And like that, a little piece of me died too.
After a roller coaster of rumors, side-stepping statements and a whole lot of enigmatic Kojima tweets, Konami have officially announced that Silent Hills is dead.
I’m not gonna lie. Not only is this deeply disappointing but more than anything it’s just baffling. The playable teaser P.T was so well received, the trailer creepy as all hell and the fact Del Toro and Kojima were on board only boosted it’s hype.
Konami– not one to be phased or even faint interest in logic- have stated in a release to Polygon:
“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,”
With this news now solidified, P.T will definitely not be returning to the PlayStation Network after April 30. So if you haven’t played it yet or just want to keep what could have been alive in your heart a little longer, download it now!
Surprisingly Kojima– normally a fiend for tweeting about such things- has remained uncharacteristically silent.
The messy breakup between Kojima and Konami has attention turning towards Konami’s other franchises, mainly Metal Gear. Konami- appearing more scorned than ever- have removed all mention of Kojima and Kojima Productions from official Metal Gear websites, Twitter accounts and marketing material.
As both a MGS and Silent Hill fanboy, writing this has taken an unparalleled level of willpower. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go cry in the corner for an hour or two…