Guillermo Del Toro on Silent Hills: “It’s not gonna happen” (Update: IGN’s source)
Update: IGN.com has spoken to a source close to Guillermo Del Toro today and had clarified that Del Toro’s “not gonna happen” quote is pertaining to his and Hideo Kojima’s partnership in working on Silent Hills together. As for whether the game or not has been cancelled, the source said “You’ll have to go after Konami for those answers.” This adds some extra context to the situation, but until Konami issues a statement, we’re still left in the dark regarding this game’s future.
Update 2: Norman Reedus has commented on the game’s potential cancellation, seemingly confirming that he’s not been reassured by Konami that that project is still on or privy to behind the scenes talk.
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
Original Post: This is it, folks. It looks like Silent Hills is as close to officially cancelled (or at least far removed from what it was going to be) as it can be without Konami’s confirmation. Via the San Francisco Film Festival, filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro stated during a Q&A that Silent Hills is “not gonna happen.” According to photojournalist Matt Hackney who is sitting in on the Q&A, Del Toro said the following:
With, Hideo Kojima reportedly being fired, P.T. being delisted from PSN this week, and Del Toro’s confirmation via SFFF, it truly looks like Silent Hills is dead as we know it. After a fantastic reveal via a unique teaser, and the combined talent of Hideo Kojima and Del Toro working together to create a grand entry in the series, the too-good-to-be-true game is indeed just that. Now we just need Konami to confirm the news …
As a longtime Silent Hill fan, I legitimately feel heartbroken by this news. I thought I wouldn’t be because it seemed like it was a long time coming, but I can’t help not feel terrible. Silent Hills had the potential to be a huge comeback for this series, and now it may be nothing more than a fleeting dream.
This is just depressing.