Sad news comes recently as it looks like gamers will not be heading back into the ash-laden foggy world of Silent Hill, as Konami announces that they will not be completing their work on the beautifully designed and thoughtfully casted Silent Hills.
The hype that came from unsuspecting gamers that played the incredibly creepy, and somewhat confusing,”P.T.”, was overwhelming. The short PS4 download that rendered the player basically helpless in theirhome, living moments past and present, in a way reminiscent of an old favorite, “Silent Hill: The Room”.
Players were even more than thrilled once they finally reached the end, (if they were able), only to discoverthat P.T. was an incredibly imaginative way to announce the newest game in the horror franchise, “SilentHills”, and to top it off it was going to follow everyone’s favorite zombie ass kickin’ redneck, Norman Reedus, (AKA Daryl Dixon).
The concept came about from a brilliant collaboration between Hideo Kojima, the mastermind behind the Metal Gear series, and Guillermo Del Toro, (Hellboy, Mama, Pacific Rim). The two together planned to resurrect the fear and beauty of Silent Hill, and slam players right back into a world of terror and the most twisted monsters any gamer has ever seen. However, Konami and Kojima seemingly could no longer co-exist, resulting in Kojima making the decision to leave the company after completing his brain-child feature, “Metal Gear Rising”.
Fans of both the series and Kojima and Del Toro are now learning the disappointing news that the Silent Hills game that they were becoming so excited about will no longer be made. To make matters even worse, Kojima, Del Toro and Reedus have all expressed their sadness that they will no longer be making the game.
Apparently they were just as excited about it as gamers were. Fans of the franchise are also becoming upset to learn that P.T. is no longer downloadable, and that many people have found a way to exploit that sadness by now selling PS4 consoles that have the feature game still installed on them for some pretty hefty prices. Although it has been removed, there is still a chance that it will someday be put back up, whether by popular demand or by Konami attempting to gain lost favor with players. The chances of it becoming available for download from other sites are also pretty high, so it is frustrating to see people willing to be taken advantage of just to have another go at the mini game.
Of course fans aren’t intending to go down without a fight either. There is a petition online to bring back and complete the Silent Hills game, with over 15,000 signatures already. But in all fairness and truth, if Kojima and Konami parted ways on bad terms, which is the current story, it is unlikely that they will want to team back up anytime soon, and putting the production of such a well-thought out concept into the hands of someone else would likely prove disastrous.
So for now it looks like we will not be seeing any falling ash mist full of twisted nightmare creatures anywhere in the near future; sadly.