Is Silent Hills canceled? Unfortunately for many gamers who enjoyed the demo titled P.T. (Playable Teaser), Konami has confirmed that the project is officially dead.
The playable demo, which is still available until Konami removes it from the PlayStation Store this Wednesday, April 29, has been hailed as one of the most promising entries to the powerhouse horror genre. Now the demo is all that’s left.
After Metal Gear developer Hideo Kojima had told the world that Metal Gear Solid 5 would be his last game with Konami, a lot of speculation began to arise. One such piece of speculation was that the Silent Hills demo would end up being the last we see of it.
The speculation continued that Silent Hills was canceled after a fan tweeted the alleged words of Guillermo del Toro at a film discussion in San Francisco, “It’s not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart.”
Del Toro had been speaking mostly about Kojima’s involvement with the game, as previously stated by the Inquisitr.
Further rumors arose after it was announced later on that Norman Reedus would no longer be part of the project. Reedus tweeted confirmation that he was no longer involved, though he hadn’t been sure himself if the game was officially over.
Super bummed about this was really looking forward to it. Hopefully it’ll come back around. Sorry everyone http://t.co/drZJ8tBsSN
— norman reedus (@wwwbigbaldhead) April 26, 2015
Konami had announced that Reedus’ contract had expired, stating that was the reason behind his departure from the project.
The final word came earlier today, when the company made its statement about the game’s future.
“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.”
We may see Silent Hill 5, or possibly a reboot under a different title, but Konami has officially pulled the proverbial plug on the collaborative project, and plans to remove P.T. from PSN this Wednesday.
It is finally official: Silent Hills has been canceled.
[Image via Silent Hill Wiki]