Konami Confirms Silent Hills Cancellation
posted on by Karen Ressler
Game developer Konami confirmed in a press release on Monday that it has cancelled its Silent Hills game project. However, the company stated that it intends to work on other titles in the Silent Hill franchise.
The title would have featured game director Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear), acclaimed film director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Mimic, Blade II, Pacific Rim), and actor Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead, Mimic, Blade II, Iron Man: Rise of Technovore). The credits listed Kojima Production (with its Fox Engine software) and Konami.
Photojournalist Matt Hackney had reported that del Toro said during the San Francisco International Film Festival on Saturday that the project was not happening. Reedus commented on the news over Twitter, saying he was disappointed. Konami will stop distributing "P.T.", the playable teaser of Silent Hills, on Wednesday.
During Konami's restructuring in March, there were unconfirmed rumors that Kojima would be leaving the company after completing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Konami has not yet addressed the rumors. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is slated to ship for multiple consoles worldwide on September 1.