Recently, a report was published by Video Games Chronicle regarding Konami allegedly ramping up their premium game development, focusing on reviving dormant franchises like Metal Gear, Silent Hill and Castlevania with new entries and remakes. While these reports can’t be confirmed or denied, it seems like the rumours surrounding a Silent Hill project from Kojima Productions are incorrect, according to insiders.
The rumour was first reported by Gematsu, a credible source according to many. One of their anonymous sources claimed that Kojima Productions were actually developing a new Silent Hill game and it was being funded by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Millie Amand, a video game analyst and leaker, recently responded to a question on Twitter asking if Kojima Productions were really working on a Silent Hill project. Amand simply replied “No.” Amand does seem to be well-versed in some industry happenings, including recently claiming that Bluepoint Games weren’t the ones working on a Metal Gear Solid remake and also teased the announcement of Marvel’s Wolverine before the PlayStation Showcase.
Some websites are saying new Silent Hilk game is being developed by Kojima and Sony. Is that true?
— Danny 𝓊 (@twiiter_random) October 2, 2021
However, another reputable insider, Shpeshal_Nick of the XboxEra Podcast, would corroborate Amand’s statement. His source also claimed that Kojima Productions wasn’t working on Silent Hill, saying “I don’t think that’s happening.” He would go on to state that Kojima was focused on his partnership with Xbox at the moment, which will apparently be based on an existing IP and not a new one. However, that’s not to say that multiple projects couldn’t be in development at Kojima Productions right now. Though it seems very likely that the Silent Hill reports are false.
That said, VGC’s sources claim that multiple Silent Hill projects are actually in development. One of them is rumoured to be with Bloober Team, while the other is being worked on by a “prominent Japanese developer” that hasn’t been named yet. Earlier this year, Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka briefly teased that he was working on a project – the “one we’ve been waiting to hear about” – that would be unveiled this summer. Unfortunately, summer has come and gone and this mystery project has possibly been pushed back to be revealed at a later date.
With rumours still floating around about what’s next for the popular psychological horror franchise, we recommend treading lightly with reports until we have concrete confirmation.
Source: Game Rant