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Guillermo Del Toro disheartened by Silent Hills cancellation

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Last month, Konami officially cancelled the most anticipated survival horror game of this current generation. Silent Hills, originally shown off via a creepy-as-all-hell playable teaser, was meant to be made as a collaboration between Guillermo Del Toro and Hideo Kojima. Konami’s done its best since to remove P.T from consoles, and people’s memories – to little avail. People are pretty damned bummed that the game’s been cancelled. None more so than Del Toro himself.

Speaking to IGN, Del Toro explained how sad he was about the game’s cancellation, explaining the friendship he struck up with Kojima and how, together, the two had planned an incredible, incredibly scary experience.

“The collaboration between Kojima and myself, the meetings, and the friendship that was developing was beautiful. We had an agreement on where to go. We had an agreement on how we were going to push the new platforms. We were having a blast.”

Everything about the game sounds likeit would have pushed the boundaries of survival horror games – in terms of both technology and experience.

“What we wanted to do with the game – and we were very much in agreement on this – was to take the technology and make it as cutting-edge as we could in creating terror in the house. The idea was very, very atmosphere-drenched.

“But what made Silent Hill so great was that you had the atmosphere but then you a pay-off with a very active, very intense series of moments. We wanted to do some stuff that I’m pretty sure – just in case it ever comes back, which honestly I would love for somebody to change their mind and we can do it – but in case it comes back there was some stuff that was very new, and I wouldn’t want to spoil it.”

That playable teaser is now essentially a rare digital title, but its popularity shows just how much people wanted the experience.

“P.T. was downloaded enormously, which shows that people have a passion [for the series].” And it’s one in which Del Toro shares. “[Silent Hill] hit me at the right time when I played the first one and the second. It’s a truly great mythology and too great a storytelling arena to let die. It’s too good.”

“Norman [Reedus, the Walking Dead actor who was attached to play the lead role] was super happy, Hideo was super happy, and so was I. I know there’s a petition going on the internet and it’s gathering signatures. I would add my signature to it, and hope that someone pays attention.”

With games bearing his name collapsing, will Del Toro ever try make a game again?

“Well, you know, I’ve tried twice and I don’t know if I’ll ever come back to the form. In one instance, the company went down, and in the second, the completely unexpected happened, which was Kojima and Konami separating. It’s kind of left me reeling.”

Last Updated: May 18, 2015

50 Comments

  1. Mistake Not...

    May 18, 2015 at 10:39

    We feel the same.

    Reply

  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 18, 2015 at 10:41

    They’ll release it on mobile. Everyone thinks P.T. stands for playable teaser, when it actually stands for portable telephone.

    Reply

    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      May 18, 2015 at 10:42

      Potty Training?

      Or like I said previously Pooty Tang!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        May 18, 2015 at 10:42

        Pootie Tang will draw you a picture of how he gonna kick your ass, then mail it to you ten days in advance. The picture gets there right? You’re goin’, “What the hell is this?” and then Pootie Tang knocks on your door, Promptly kicks your ass and you still won’t know what happened to you!

        Reply

        • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

          May 18, 2015 at 10:46

          Just like Deadpool. 🙂

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            May 18, 2015 at 10:47

            Leepa tine on my clemmon dees. Penna tine on my damie kays; I’m a cradda poosta. I’m a cradda poosta!

          • HairyEwok

            May 18, 2015 at 10:51

            Jar-Jar is that you?

          • Admiral Chief

            May 18, 2015 at 10:52

            I’m going to sine your pitty on the runny kine!

      • HairyEwok

        May 18, 2015 at 10:43

        Btw how is Windows 10…. Revolutionary or just a rehash of windows 7

        Reply

        • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

          May 18, 2015 at 10:46

          Everything that does not run wonky runs at 150%

          So far with the latest stable build the only wonky thing is realtek HD audio drivers.

          Have not used spartan since I stick with firefox and all my games work like a dream.

          Had some issues with catalyst drivers 2 updates back but all is good right now.

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            May 18, 2015 at 10:47

            Percentage wise, do you see performance increase?

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 18, 2015 at 10:49

            Massive performance Increase from win 7.Not as massive but still notable increase from win 8. However just remember that nothing I have installed runs DX12 and that literally is the game changer. 🙂

          • Admiral Chief

            May 18, 2015 at 10:50

            LOL

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 18, 2015 at 11:04

            Yes I know you wanted percentages but I would have most likely had to pull those numbers from thin air as the only tacit thing I really look at is boot times and load times.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 18, 2015 at 11:05

            Well Windows 8.1 boots up WAY faster than Windows 7, so maybe you just feel that increase?

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 18, 2015 at 11:10

            General software load times are way better as well. I have been using cyberlink power director 13 and it loads a lot faster on 10 than on 8. Crashes a bit much atm but it should be sorted out soon by cyberlink.

    • HairyEwok

      May 18, 2015 at 10:42

      Since it’s Konami’s baby

      Reply

      • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

        May 18, 2015 at 11:11

        Dude, what with all the romantic attention you are getting, do you want to mention the word baby???

        Reply

        • HairyEwok

          May 18, 2015 at 11:20

          Remember nobody will touch me with a 10-foot pole if they know I’m Jar-Jar in disguise. Actually it’s more like they’ll try to slaughter me with that 10-foot pole.

          Reply

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 18, 2015 at 11:34

            I won’t bring my ten foot pole within two inches of Jar-Jar

    • Hammersteyn

      May 18, 2015 at 10:50

      I thought it was Physical Training? Every time I got scared I ran out of the house and down the street.

      Reply

      • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

        May 18, 2015 at 11:10

        I remember the half dressed woman in your door, yelling! ” I am sorry Hammer! Come back!”

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          May 18, 2015 at 11:43

          Usually it’s the other way around…

          Reply

  3. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 18, 2015 at 10:47

    Okay we get it. You are not making this game anymore. Now go back to producing Pacific Rim 2 as I need me MOAR Giant ass Robots Kicking Giant ass Aliens … ass. 🙂

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 18, 2015 at 10:49

      Hopefully the pull out the swords first and not wait till they are almost colliding with ISS. Also imagine if they build shotguns to scale. Wars over, go home.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        May 18, 2015 at 10:50

        Yeah, like that Krogan shotgun, just as big as a oil tanker

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          May 18, 2015 at 10:51

          Indeed, with pellets as big as lorries.

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            May 18, 2015 at 10:53

            Aye, and for birdshot, cars, hundreds of em

        • HairyEwok

          May 18, 2015 at 10:53

          Oh ffs now I want to go watch Gundam….

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            May 18, 2015 at 10:53

            Seconded

        • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

          May 18, 2015 at 11:13

          Meh. Bugger the giant robot. Just send in a Krogan. Wrex preferrably. That Kaiju will be having Krogan babies and a wicked nursery 20 minutes into the film…

          Reply

      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 18, 2015 at 10:50

        Classic Anime plot.”Oh yeah we forgot we had this awesome ability till just now before we almost get destroyed.”

        Reply

        • Wraith

          May 18, 2015 at 14:19

          And for some reason it can only be used by 13 year olds.

          Reply

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 18, 2015 at 14:35

            13 y.o girls and 1 single boy who for some reason has the ability only girls have and his is usually better or overpowered. 🙂

    • HairyEwok

      May 18, 2015 at 10:52

      But wasn’t the rift and the bad aliens on the other side totally blown away by a thermal nuke.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 18, 2015 at 10:53

        Plot Twist. There’s more than one rift?

        Reply

        • HairyEwok

          May 18, 2015 at 10:54

          DUN DUN DUNNNNN!!!

          Reply

        • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

          May 18, 2015 at 10:56

          Atlantic Rim.

          Reply

          • HairyEwok

            May 18, 2015 at 10:58

            Indian Ocean with actual I…. I just realized that would be very racist, never mind.

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 18, 2015 at 11:02

            Well. Stereotypes in Pacific Rim was damn near close to racism. I mean those Russians and those Chinese set back their culture at least 50 years. Still worth it though. 😛

          • HairyEwok

            May 18, 2015 at 11:18

            Just think if there were Indians in there and they Controlled a machine called the Lakshmi (sorry if spelled wrong) that has 6 arms to bitch slap any alien royally.

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 18, 2015 at 11:29

            Add a camoe from the South African Yeager called the Eskom. Powers up and then blows a fuse just before an alien swallows it whole and dies of poisoning.

      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 18, 2015 at 10:53

        All I know is that he is busy making a sequel.

        Reply

  4. RinceTriss

    May 18, 2015 at 10:50

    Very sad. Screw you Konami!

    Reply

  5. SEGA Neptune

    May 18, 2015 at 10:57

    Extreme.

    Reply

  6. WitWolfy

    May 18, 2015 at 11:01

    I could only read the first 3 sentences from Del Toro.. It felt like I was reading a dear John letter.

    NO more!!!!

    I just hurts too much….

    Reply

  7. Umar

    May 18, 2015 at 11:19

    I joke about Guillermo Del Cancel but shame, it’s always out of his hands.

    Reply

  8. SEGA Neptune

    May 18, 2015 at 11:32

  9. SEGA Neptune

    May 18, 2015 at 11:32

    Nep Nep loves slot machines.

    Reply

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