Once P.T. and Silent Hills were canceled by Konami in 2015, that was seen as the end of the road for the series and in large part, Konami’s efforts in the video game industry. Sure, they brought out a new Pro Evolution Soccer every year, and later entries in the Metal Gear series surfaced after that, but the departure of Hideo Kojima left a big hole for Konami to fill.
However, the rumor mill is churning out a case for fans to possibly get excited about, as news surrounding a new Silent Hill game continues to grow. As part of a collaboration between Konami and Sony, the new game will come out on Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 as an exclusive. There’s no indication whether it could come to PC, as some previously-exclusive titles have (such as Yakuza or Persona 4 Golden – the latter doing exceptionally well).
According to business analyst Roberto Serrano, whose track record on announcements is not 100% perfect, he predicts the rumored Silent Hill game to be announced at this year’s Game Awards, the annual event that celebrates the year in gaming and gives out the prestigious Game Of The Year award.
12.10 THE GAME AWARDS – World Premiere
KONAMI | PS5
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— Roberto Serrano' (@geronimo_73) October 31, 2020
Since we’re dealing in rumors and leaks, exact details on Silent Hill don’t exist as of yet. The rumors persist, however, and the PS5 exclusive is said to be in development at Sony’s Japan Studio, the studio famous for a host of classic PlayStation titles such as Ape Escape, LocoRoco, and Patapon. The rumors continue, and they speak of the original Silent Hill director, Keiichiro Toyama, making a return to the series to take charge of the latest entry. He’ll be accompanied by longtime Silent Hill veteran developer Masahiro Ito, as well as the legendary composer of Silent Hill 2, Akira Yamaoka.
The final details that are floating around all point to Silent Hill on PS5 as being a reboot of the classic horror franchise, so people new to the series shouldn’t have to worry about being too familiar with the previous titles. All this news is rumored though, so take it with a grain of salt. But hey, it’s nice to have hope, and fingers crossed we have a definitive answer by the end of the year.|
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