But Vatra Games' Brian Gomez does not think the absence of the series legendary composer will have too much of an impact on his studio's upcoming Silent Hill: Downpour.

"I was worried when we lost him, we lost him really early on in Downpour. But I was a big fan of Dexter already, so I'm happy we got Daniel Licht," Gomez said at a GDC Europe panel watched by Joystiq. "It was the closest to Akira but also brought something new to it."

"As much as I would've loved the honor of working with Akira, I don't feel that we're missing out by not having him," he concluded.

[Thanks Joystiq]