Konami danced around the prospect of Silent Hills' cancellation in a statement released earlier today, but in a comment to Kotaku, it's placed a final nail in the coffin. The publisher told the website that it's committed to developing future Silent Hill games, but that the "embryonic Silent Hills project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman Reedus will not be continued".

That's been clear for a couple of days now, but it's damning to hear the organisation actually spell it out. It did continue that it's open to working with Kojima Productions boss Hideo Kojima and del Toro on a different Silent Hill title – but it seems unlikely that it would cancel one project gathering lots of steam just to start another one. More to the point, it doesn't look like the Metal Gear Solid maker's going to be around for much longer.

The game's dead, folks.

[via kotaku.com]