The recently announced survival-horror game Silent Hills has been cancelled, the publisher Konami has confirmed.
The latest game in the Silent Hill series, announced last year via a playable-teaser dubbed P.T. (which actually means "Playable Teaser"), a supposed collaboration between film director Guillermo del Toro and Metal Gear Solid designed Hideo Kojima. The game was means to star the actor Norman Reedus as the player-character, and due to its brilliant teaser, had a whole lot of people excited about it.
With Hideo Kojima splitting up from the Japanese publisher Konami, speculations that Silent Hills might end up being cancelled sprung up. Things heated up during the weekend when del Toro was quoted as saying to fans taht his collaboration with Knoami is noing to happen. For a while, the company preffered to stay silent, but sure enough, the developer issued a statement to Kotaku, in which it said:
"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."
So, while we may have future Silent Hill games, the one title that got people excited has officially been cancelled.
The playable teaser will be pulled off PlayStation Network this week, so if you want to actually want to check what might have been, you have a very limited time-frame to do so.