The Silent Hill franchise is beloved by thousands if not millions of fans across the world. The Survival Horror game put a huge focus on the survival idea with incredibly difficult monsters and puzzles to deal with. Not only were the games tough, but they really just drop you into the world with little to no explanation or guidance on where to go, what to do, how you got there, or pretty much anything to help get you started. The series has been ported and had an HD upgrade to a few of its titles, but it has been a while since we got a new game, 2012 to be exact.
There was the P.T. demo around five years ago that served as a playable trailer ( P.T. get it?) for what was revealed to be a Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro. It was to be the beginning of a new game called Silent Hills, but tensions between the makers and Sony saw that dream come to an end. Most of those lucky enough to have downloaded the demo and not delete it can still play it. The rest of us are left watching playthroughs on YouTube.
But… Here’s some possible good news! According to sources for Rely On Horror, there’s two things in the pipe: a soft reboot of the original series and a narrative-driven “TellTale Games” style Silent Hills. Yes that’s right, I have a story that has nothing to do with Coronavirus and brings word that Sony is allegedly trying to patch things up with Kojima to make things happen for Silent Hills.
The soft reboot is said to have original creature developer, Masahiro Ito, onboard as well as the original game’s director, Keiichiro Toyama, joining the team too. This soft reboot would be followed by either direct sequels or an anthology-style franchise. I like the anthology-style idea as it would give us multiple protagonists and points of view to play with. The idea that Silent Hill always exists and may exist differently for each poor soul that ends up there is intriguing to me.
Sources at the outlet say the Kojima game isn’t a done deal and only the soft reboot is actively being worked on. They also say while Sony is the big pusher behind these projects, they’re not out to own the IP and Konami will be a close partner with Sony on the projects.
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Source: Rely On Horror