Silent Hills officially canceled

Update: Konami has issued a longer statement to Kotaku, confirming that Silent Hills is officially no more. It’s done. Here’s the full statement made to Kotaku:

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.

Original Post: After much melancholy this weekend after it was revealed P.T. would be removed from PSN and Guillermo Del Toro‘s comments about the project, Konami has issued a statement. Speaking to Gamestop, Konami has confirmed that The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus’ contract has ended, confirming his involvement with Silent Hills is no more.

In regards to Silent Hills itself, the game originally announced to star Reedus and be overseen by both Hideo Kojima and Del Toro, Konami’s response was vague, telling Gamestop that they “will continue to develop the Silent Hill series”.

With the three big names attached leaving the project (four if you count Kojima Productions), the Silent Hills as we know it is no more. What Konami aims to do with the series after this drama is uncertain, but many fans are sure to feel a bit of heartache for what could have been.


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  • Rebecca Lynn Byers-Lapier

    ;~; Gawd….damn it….all……*bawls* T,T


    Maybe Konami will still develop more mediocre SH games, don’t worry.

    • luigiix

      Oh, i’m sure they won’t dissappoint with that.

      • idea sukma bakti

        they will not disappoint if they bring original Team Silent!

  • idea sukma bakti

    Dad was such a drag…

  • Martin Wagner

    Well, without Kojima and Del Toro, I suspect they will “continue to develop” SH by issuing more bog-standard, been-there-done-that bollocks along the lines of Downpour and Homecoming. And to think we were about to get something terrifyingly fresh. Sad.

  • Henrikm

    yeah Toro and Kojima’s P.T looked really cool and fresh. What Konami will do with the series I dont know.

    P.T HD remake relese now with 3D with even more broken gameplay then SH HD…Hope not..

  • franky mcdonald

    If his contract ended this early, he must have been hired for his celebrity.
    give the series back to Double Helix Capcom.

  • Nico Varela

    i was looking forwards this game. it was so so good to be true…
    I really hope they´re making up all this to drag some attention and end up being just a bad joke, but at this point im to afraid to ask

  • Ahmad Al-Hamily

    Sucks :$

  • odovoro

    Bummer.. but this was already a fact when the demo was pulled away
    so really no need to go crazy with the articles 😛

  • Wojciech Olczyk
  • luigiix

    Dissappointed? yes.
    Surprised? Not at all.

  • Oh no 🙁 i am so disappointed. Truly Dark Days for Survival Horror Fans. This could have been A gem if not the Best Survival Horror Game of all time. Thanks Konami have fun with your sinking ship

  • reptar80

    Too good to be true.

    Let’s see what Konami craps out next for Silent Hill

  • recordatron .

    All I can do when I think about Konami is hold my head in my hands and sigh. So many great franchises and opportunities run into the dirt by what appears to be absolute inepterators. Seriously though WHAT ARE THE DOING?! Its as if they’ve just gone mad over the last 10 years.

  • James Turok

    Embrace the sadness!!

  • Cheshire TrollCat

    Well, fuck this series. Lets hope the Evil Within and Dead Space can pick up the slack.

  • killer89

    Konami also delisted itself from New York’s stock exhange yesterday.
    Its starting to look like Konami is screwed.

  • Aartsbok

    You know…Konami is like a ship, loaded with treasure, with a huge hole in the bottom, leaking water…And Konami’s job is to point that ship into the right direction….. ¨*oink…¨*

    This is just all too familiar…


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