Is Silent Hills canceled? According to a recent post allegedly quoting director Guillermo del Toro, he is no longer working with Hideo Kojima.
An a previous report by the Inquisitr, The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus was slated to be among the big names involved with Konami’s big reboot. He was set to star in the game, as confirmed by an appearance after gamers beat the ever-popular demo, which played like a first-person Silent Hill, minus the fog, faceless nurses, and Pyramid Head.
Now, the demo is scheduled to be removed from the PlayStation Store by Wednesday, April 29. If you have yet to play it, or simply want to keep it on your hard drive for later, the demo titled P.T. (Playable Teaser) can still be downloaded, but do it before it’s gone.
Much like Norman Reedus, the game’s title was a reveal after finishing the demo. This demo is a horror game rated M, so if you’re easily scared or underage, you should probably just read up on it if you’re interested.
It was previously in question whether or not Silent Hills would be canceled when the first major name in the collaboration had suddenly vanished from social media. Hideo Kojima, the man behind the incredibly popular Metal Gear series, had allegedly had some differences with Konami and said that MGS5 would be his last game with the company.
Apparently, that meant Kojima was pulling out of production on Silent Hills.
Guillermo del Toro is the second one to allegedly confirm Kojima having pulled out of the game’s production, after announcing at a film discussion in San Francisco that “it’s not gonna happen.”
— TV’s Matt Hackney (@tvsmatthackney) April 26, 2015
IGN states that the Hellboy and Pacific Rim director wasn’t specifically talking about himself leaving production on the game as much as his involvement with Hideo Kojima.
Konami might not have Silent Hills canceled, but the demo is still only on the PlayStation Store until this next Wednesday, and then it’s gone forever.
The game itself might still be in production, but Konami has not made any statements or confirmations about its future. Instead of seeing Silent Hills canceled, we might see it finished and sold under a different developer.
For now, aside from involvement from Hideo Kojima, nothing about the game can be confirmed or denied.
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