Christophe Gans, the director behind 2006’s live-action Silent Hill movie adaptation, has now claimed that there are multiple Silent Hill games currently in development at different studios. Gans seemingly corroborates plenty of earlier reports that suggested the same thing. Interestingly, the director also mentions that “Silent Team” (or “Team Silent”, the original team that worked on Silent Hill 1-4) are also working on one of the new projects at Konami.
Gans spoke about the Silent Hill games in a recent French video interview (via Eurogamer), claiming that there are multiple new entries in the works at Konami. “I know a bit about the [next Silent Hill game]. I work with the Silent Team, the original creators. I work in collaboration with Konami,” said Gans.
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Gans goes on to confirm that Konami were inspired by the success of Capcom’s Resident Evil remakes to push out new Silent Hill titles. However, he also stated that Team Silent might be behind one of the unannounced games too:
“I’m working with the Silent Team, the original creators at Konami, there are several games in development as we speak, there are several teams on it, with a big line of games, they will revive the franchise, I think they were really impressed of the success of the remakes of Resident Evil that are evidently exceptional games.”
Team Silent is largely a shell of its former self at this point. Most of the original team has splintered off into other studios and projects, with Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama forming his own studio to work on a new horror project called Slitterhead. Series artist Mashiro Ito might be involved in a new entry as he’s already teased plenty of new material through concept images. Meanwhile, Akira Yamaoka, the composer of the Silent Hill franchise, already spilled the beans on a new “secretive” game last year.
Judging by Gans’ comments who seems to be pretty well-informed with Konami and the Silent Hill games beyond the movies, it’s now only a matter of time before several of these projects are officially unveiled. The big question is when it will actually happen.