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Has Hideo Kojima left Silent Hills?

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It’s incredible that after the storm Konami kicked up a few weeks ago, we still have no idea what happening to Hideo Kojima after the release of Metal Gear Solid V. The famed designer is set to work on Silent Hills, a sequel that has brought in the mind of filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro. But Kojima might have already had his involvement from the project signalled already, with a change to the game’s official website.

In a move all too similar to what happened over the Metal Gear website, Kojima Productions has been struck from any promotional work for Silent Hills. When questioned about the sudden disappearance, Konami was a little less vague than in the past, but it didn’t make their answer anymore unsettling.

“Konami has switched from a studio-based to a headquarters-based organization, so [Kojima Productions] wouldn’t be listed as a studio anymore. At this time, there are no additional updates to share.”

So Konami definitely wants the spotlight on them rather than the Hideo Kojima branded studio, but what does it say for the man’s actual involvement? Considering the numerous rumours detailing the fallout between the publisher and him, compounded with reports of his imminent departure, it’s not a stretch to consider Silent Hills continuing without the Metal Gear creator.

Does that mean Silent Hills is dead in the water though? I wouldn’t go that far just yet. The P.T demo was a massive success last year, and it would be downright idiotic of Konami to scrap the entire thing because of one crucial departure. The game will probably just be helmed by another top designer – whose name isn’t Kojima-san.

Whether that puts a damper on the entire game for you is another question entirely. But perk up, a lot can happen between now and September. How knows, maybe Kojima and Konami will settle their differences, and all will be right with the world again.

Last Updated: April 1, 2015


  1. Thinus Swart

    April 1, 2015 at 13:47

    Does Konami have bad blood with Kojima? It seems to be a trend at the moment…


    • WitWolfy

      April 1, 2015 at 15:17

      My theory is Konami told Kojima to start working on the next MGS game ASAP when MGS 5 releases and Kojima went like.. “Fuck that, I quit. And I’m taking my Fox engine with me.”


  2. Pariah

    April 1, 2015 at 13:49

    I hope he doesn’t remain Silent on this matter.


    • Spathi

      April 1, 2015 at 13:58

      I think he took his gear and ran for the hills. I won’t bargain on him providing a solid answer any time soon. There’s definitely a snake in the grass…


    • Hammersteyn

      April 1, 2015 at 15:35

      Seems he has a Hill to climb


  3. Padda-Wan

    April 1, 2015 at 13:50

    I ain’t even mad.Kidnap all the members of team silent, lock them in the dungeons at Konami HQ, give them rice and sake for two years and force them to make the new Silent Hills. This should work.


    • Pariah

      April 1, 2015 at 13:51

      Because the Nike trials with kids and jelly babies worked so well.


    • WitWolfy

      April 1, 2015 at 15:18

      You did play P.T right? If it isnt anything like the idea they had there then I’m not interested.


      • Padda-Wan

        April 1, 2015 at 15:25

        I don’t own a PS4 but I have watched the PT. Don’t get me wrong the gameplay looks brilliant. I am more concerned with the actual story. That’s one part I foresee trouble with.


        • WitWolfy

          April 1, 2015 at 15:30

          Remember the Teaser has nothing to do with the final game really. They just wanted to show what Kojima and Del Toro could bring to the table as a team.. And it worked. The atmosphere, the pacing.. EVERYTHING just felt like pure horror art for me.. But hey, thats a Kojima slut for you.


      • Hammersteyn

        April 1, 2015 at 15:34

        that was way too scary!


  4. Umar

    April 1, 2015 at 13:53

    Wonder what happened, but all I know is, Konami is looking like real asses right now.


  5. Greylingad

    April 1, 2015 at 14:01

    Sheesh… Kojima got zabered so deep, it’s just horrific…


    • Mossel

      April 1, 2015 at 14:06

      hahaha! zabered…awesome.


  6. WitWolfy

    April 1, 2015 at 15:16

    Konami read my lips… No Kojima productions… No me buying it or any of your shitty games.


  7. Big Ass Boss

    April 1, 2015 at 15:25

    The irony is the Konami is slowly committing suicide. Without MGS what do they have left? NOTHING. Pes? Sales suck since they brutalised that series from PS3 days onwards. Silent Hill? Oh no that sucked since they tried westernizing it and everyone got a mini orgasm when Hideo was revitalizing it…but that’s not gonna happen anymore. Countless MGS spin offs aren’t going to keep the boat afloat and a lot of people, including myself won’t buy MGS games that weren’t made by Hideo. Why? Because NO ONE had the eye for detail he had and managed to make a game as fun as it was epic. Name one series where every single game managed to capture your attention within seconds. Start up any MGS game now…and you’ll want to finish it.


  8. Robert van der Spuy

    April 1, 2015 at 16:02

    It wouldn’t be the same imo


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