Konami has confirmed today, much to the disappointment of fans, that Silent Hills has been officially cancelled.
The game’s cancellation was strongly rumored last week. These rumors took a new turn over the weekend when during a panel discussion at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Film Director Guillermo del Toro stated that Silent Hills is “not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart.”
In a statement passed to Kotaku, Konami said that while the project has been cancelled, the franchise has not been abandonned. Apparently, the publisher is in talks about working on it again, but this time it will not include del Toro.
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 recently decided to pull P.T. (Playable Teaser) from the PlayStation Store. The short demo will no longer be available for download after April 29.
Silent Hills was an upcoming title from Konami in the long running Silent Hill series. The new installment, which saw Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima join forces, was one of the major announcements from Gamescom 2014. It’s a pity that we see Konami shutting the game down.