Guillermo Del Toro, the would-be co-director of the new Silent Hills game, has confirmed that any hope of the game’s release has gone along with the departure of Hideo Kojima.
Back in August a playable teaser or “P.T” for a new survival horror game mysteriously appeared on the PlayStation Store for PS4. The bizarre scenes and intense scares of the short demo startled the s**t out of all who dared to download it and at the end of the clip it was revealed that The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus would lead the game. It turned out that this was all a cunning marketing stunt for a new Silent Hill game to be called Silent Hills.
In the midst of a staffing reshuffle in March, Konami removed Hideo’s credits and all mention of his Kojima Productions from future promotions of its published works and it was suspected that he had unexpectedly parted ways with the company. Did he jump or was he pushed? Rumours suggested he had actually intended to leave after completion of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain which is set for a September launch but for some reason chose – or it was chosen – that he would depart earlier, leaving Silent Hills lying in limbo.
Over the weekend Del Toro, his directing partner on the project, attended a San Francisco film society event this weekend where he put a final nail in the Silent Hills coffin when he was heard to say “It’s not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart.”
Actor Norman Reedus also followed this sentiment from his Twitter account (@wwwbigbaldhead) where he said “Super bummed about this was really looking forward to it.”
Super bummed about this was really looking forward to it. Hopefully it’ll come back around. Sorry everyone http://t.co/drZJ8tBsSN
— norman reedus (@wwwbigbaldhead) April 26, 2015