No, Kojima’s PS4 Exclusive Game Isn’t A Horror Game
It’s rare that we would get the chance to talk about something not being scary on here, but here we are.
You know the drill. PT, Guillermo Deltoro, Hideo Kojima, Silent Hills. Internet breaking excitement and discussion. Konami is Konami. No more Silent Hills. No more PT. I feel like I need a graphic for it at this point, get the point across as fast as possible. Since the game’s cancellation, the internet has been abuzz with hopes and theories on how either Silent Hills isn’t dead, or that Kojima has been secretly planning a spiritual successor to it that fans call Quiet Mountains. Some go pretty out there, believing the whole thing to be some sort of elaborate publicity stunt, but we’ve got our (hopefully final) piece of evidence that will answer these questions for good.
Hideo Kojima has been pretty quiet about his new project, which was announced as an exclusive title for PS4 just after he left Konami, save for a vague comment about the game being “what fans will expect”. Well, he cleared up at least the genre for us in a recent interview with Famitsu.
“It’s an amazing game. We’re thinking about everything all at once, including the plot, characters, and game systems. Since certain parts are fairly new, we cannot help but experiment.
“While not to say that it’s open-world, users who enjoy today’s AAA games (The Division and Uncharted, etc.) will be able to easily enjoy it. When it is announced, you might think ‘that’s not that outstanding,’ but you’ll understand when you see it and play it. The genre is action.”
That about wraps it up, folks. We can all go home. This isn’t to say that Kojima will never do a horror game ever, but this game for sure isn’t it. We’re still looking forward to whatever this game will be, but we won’t be covering it here, unless it’s got some fun spooky easter eggs or levels like Metal Gear Solid 5 did.
For now, there’s lots of other great looking horror games coming this year from other talented studios, such as Outlast 2 and the PT inspired Allison Road. We’ve even got more coming from Silent Hill’s competetor, Resident Evil, with at least 1 more brand-new game, Umbrella Corps, and two more re-releases coming this year, and perhaps even the possibilty of Resident Evil 7 being announced soon. It’s pretty bleak to be a Silent Hill fan, but take care friends. We have more to look forward to, even if the town is closed for good.