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Silent Hills is officially dead

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I want to say I called it way back when Konami and Hideo Kojima started rubbing each other up the wrong way, but it feels far too cruel to revel in such sadness. Following numerous rumors and hints from major figures connected to the project, Konami has officially killed all hope of Silent Hills – coupled with a whirlwind of controversy.

It all began this weekend, when film director and co-director of Silent Hills, Guillermo Del Toro, stated at a film festival that the game was “not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart.” Shortly after that, actor Norman Reedus of Walking Dead fame (who was contributing his likeness to the project) also seemed to confirm that the game was on the rocks – publicly stating that his involvement was done and dusted.

And while those were both telling signs, it still hadn’t come from the horse’s mouth essentially. It took a few long, agonizing hours, but Konami eventually released a statement of their own (the second for the day, in fact) which confirmed that the project in its current state would not be continued.

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.

In terms of Kojima and Del Toro being involved, discussions on future Silent Hill projects are currently underway, and please stay tuned for further announcements.

Konami also revealed that the extremely well designed teaser, P.T, would also be pulled from PSN sometime this week – eradicating all traces of the most promising Silent Hills project in recent memory. The IP still belongs to the publisher, and they’ve assured fans that there are plans to continue it in the future. But that’s going to be without Kojima, without Del Toro – and possibly, by then, without any real fans.

At this point though, there’s very little looking bright in Konami’s future. Although it still has to be officially confirmed, Hideo Kojima is expected to leave the publisher after the launch of The Phantom Pain – which will bring an end to his era of Metal Gear titles. Without that, and now a strong Silent Hills project, what’s actually left?

Last Updated: April 28, 2015

28 Comments

  1. Well that is not cool

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  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    April 28, 2015 at 11:04

    All this controversy is making a mountain of a silent molehill.

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    • Hammersteyn

      April 28, 2015 at 11:09

      lol

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  3. Hammersteyn

    April 28, 2015 at 11:07

    • Admiral Chief

      April 28, 2015 at 11:08

      Yes, kill that filthy mac!

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    • Rock789

      April 28, 2015 at 11:16

      That made me laugh… And then I remembered that there will be no cool new Silent Hill made by proper fans of horror… And I died all over again! 🙁

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        April 28, 2015 at 11:18

        So it just went… downhill?

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        • Rock789

          April 28, 2015 at 11:20

          Downhill reminds me of… **sobs**

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        • Rock789

          April 28, 2015 at 11:21

          Actually, Downhill can be the title of the new Konami biopic. Fitting…

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    • Brandon van Reenen

      April 28, 2015 at 11:40

      This is funny because he is Asian and this is likely happening behind the scenes at Konami.

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      • Hammersteyn

        April 28, 2015 at 11:47

        hahahaha

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  4. Hammersteyn

    April 28, 2015 at 11:07

    Guess the hills are truly silent now…..

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    • Admiral Chief

      April 28, 2015 at 11:08

      Are you and Trev summoning a swarm of tumbleweeds?

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        April 28, 2015 at 11:11

        No, they can’t roll uphill.

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        • Hammersteyn

          April 28, 2015 at 11:12

          Bwahahaha

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      April 28, 2015 at 11:08

      I see what you did there.

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    • Pariah

      April 28, 2015 at 11:09

      As is the applause for this comment. >_>

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  5. Jonah Cash

    April 28, 2015 at 11:15

    Konami tried to bully Kojima into doing another Metal Gear Solid and he said that he doesn’t want to as he has finished the story (twice after this new one). And that started this shit storm.

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    • WitWolfy

      April 28, 2015 at 11:31

      Well its official now, Konami is dead…

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  6. Hammersteyn

    April 28, 2015 at 11:16

    Konami still has Castlevania and Zone of Enders. But I think ZOE might be Hideo Kojimas title as well. If not, then Konami will have no choice but to make sequels for these games which is good. Or a new IP all together.

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  7. Umar

    April 28, 2015 at 11:22

    fudge nuggets 🙁

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    • Hammersteyn

      April 28, 2015 at 11:26

      Konami might face an “uphill” struggle without Hideo

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  8. Admiral Chief

    April 28, 2015 at 11:29

    They want a horror story? See what k@k I have to deal with in my daily job :/

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    • Lord Chaos

      April 28, 2015 at 11:30

      Dealing with stupid is a Far cry from horror. 😛

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      • Admiral Chief

        April 28, 2015 at 11:31

        Aye, but dealing with lazy/stupid on a regular base is quite the horror

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  9. WitWolfy

    April 28, 2015 at 11:30

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

    Read about this yesterday… I died a little inside… Would be awesome is Sony actually pick up the idea around P,T up and ask Kojima to work on it after the launch of MGS V.

    ID BE SO HAPPY!

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  10. Goal9

    April 28, 2015 at 12:10

    Bloody hell, Konami. Just sell off your IPs if you’re so hellbent on just making pachinko machines.
    We might actually get another Zone of the Enders that way.

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  11. Da Guest

    April 28, 2015 at 12:12

    FML in the ass

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