Silent Hills Cancelled According to Reedus and Del Toro, PSN Removing P.T.
Recent comments from Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus suggest that their collaborative project with Hideo Kojima, Silent Hills, has been cancelled. Furthermore, its Playable Teaser, P.T., will be taken off of the PlayStation Network.
Survival horror enthusiasts have been up in arms about whether or not development would continue on Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro's collaborate project, Silent Hills. Unfortunately, recent comments from Guillermo del Toro suggest that the project has been killed by Konami. Silent Hills was going to be done by Kojima Productions, Hideo Kojima's in-house team at Konami. All signs are pointing towards Kojima leaving Konami after nearly three decades of game development at the company, including the dissolving of Kojima Productions and the removal of the infamous tagline "A Hideo Kojima Game" from all of the Metal Gear Solid franchise's promotional material and box art. With Kojima Productions gone and Hideo Kojima's departure all but confirmed, Konami has supposedly pulled the plug on the development of the anticipated new Silent Hill game.
Norman Reedus, of The Walking Dead fame, recently Tweeted that he was bummed about the game's cancellation.
We should note that Norman Reedus linked UndeadWalking's report of the game being cancelled, which linked a Tweet of photojournalist Matt Hackney's eyewitness accounts of Guillermo del Toro stating that the project has been cancelled. Del Toro supposedly said "It's not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart" in regards to Silent Hills during a Q&A sesssion at the historic Castro Theater in San Francisco, CA. Hackney also made a statement in regard to the ruckus that his quote of Del Toro has caused.
Furthermore, IGN reports that P.T., the Playable Teaser of Silent Hills, will be removed from the PlayStation Network on April 29. This is another grim sign that the project is being cancelled. At the same time, Konami has yet to release any official statement in regards to Silent Hills' cancellation. The company has also not confirmed that Kojima is leaving the company after the Sept. 1 release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, despite how obvious it is getting.
Konami may not have confirmed the cancellation of Silent Hills or Kojima's departure yet, but things are certainly looking grim. Stay tuned as we'll provide up-to-date coverage on Silent Hills and Kojima's status at Konami once more information is released.