Several days ago, we reported that the playable teaser for the next Silent Hill game was set to be removed from the PlayStation Store this Wednesday. At the time, series publisher Konami had not given a reason for the teaser’s removal; now, however, the publisher has released a statement that, unfortunately, confirms the worst.
Konami has released the following statement to Kotaku and GameSpot:
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.
The cancellation of Silent Hills is a major blow to fans of the series, but it may not have been entirely unexpected. Rumors arose via GameSpot in March that due to a power struggle between Konami and Hideo Kojima, Kojima will be leaving the company following the release of this September’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Many were left in doubt of Silent Hills‘ future, and these concerns grew greater with the news of P.T.‘s PS Store delisting and del Toro’s supposed comment that the final game was “not gonna happen”.
While this is undoubtedly a letdown for fans of the horror series, there is still time to download and play the game’s teaser, as it will be available on the PlayStation Store until this Wednesday, April 29. The game’s store page can be found here.