Silent Hill: Downpour will stay true to the franchise’s single-player roots
Remember that really recent rumor about Vatra’s upcoming Silent Hill: Downpour leading to Konami developing a multiplayer Silent Hill experience (to possibly be released on XBLA) ? Well, you can now squash that. This rumor initially sprouted in Helldescent’s forums where a user translated an interview held between the game’s art director, Radek Marek and Xbox 360 Magazine Italy. Now, the game’s producer, Devin Shatsky has visited said forums to clarify this rumor.
“Whoever that Italian interviewer was either took Radeks comments completely out of context, or it was lost in translation. As previously mentioned, we were (many moons ago) investigating a separate Multiplayer mode, but that was quickly extinguished when we costed it out and determined how much resource time it would detract from the core singleplayer experience.”
While some people may have been a bit excited at the prospect of some multiplayer in the Silent Hill franchise there’s no denying the fact that the single-player experience is what has made these games appeal to the core fanbase. Adding multiplayer, while appealing to a certain crowd, may have detracted from that solo experience Vatra is crafting in Silent Hill: Downpour.