It’s the rumour that just won’t go away: a new Silent Hill game is apparently being bankrolled by Sony, and Death Stranding developer Kojima Productions is allegedly at the helm. Yesterday we reported that Konami is looking to reboot a number of its most popular properties, including Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania. As part of that report – first published by VGC, then later corroborated by Eurogamer – there was word of “multiple Silent Hill games” being “in development at various external development studios”. We already know one project is almost certainly being handled by Poland’s Bloober Team.
But according to Gematsu, citing “a publishing source”, one of the Silent Hill games is being helmed by Kojima Productions, with Sony footing the bill. It’s not the first time the cult horror franchise has been associated with PlayStation: last year there were strong connections between Japan Studio and the series, before the developer was unceremoniously shuttered. Ever since then, some fans felt the ongoing Abandoned saga was a Hideo Kojima ruse, which ultimately turned out to be false.
The originator the story, Andy Robinson of VGC, said earlier today that he hadn’t heard anything about Kojima Productions making a Silent Hill game: “All I can say is that the Japanese studio referenced in my reporting is not Kojima Productions. It's very possible there are multiple games going on within Japan, or that external studios are working together, but that's speculation from me. Sal [Romano] at Gematsu is a great journalist so I don't doubt his info.”
This story’s not going to go away, is it?
[source videogameschronicle.com, via eurogamer.net, gematsu.com, twitter.com]
A new Ape Escape game would be far cheaper and more fun to make 👀
This would be the dream project. And honestly, if Sony has at least half a brain they would do this. Just look at the legendary PT hype that still lives to this day...This game would be a system seller
@Xaessya oh I would love some ape escape, was so much fun on ps2
Kojima obviously wants to make a horror game, I can certainly see it being a Silent Hill instalment but if that doesn’t work out it’ll be a released somehow and one day as a very similar game with a different name.
Silent Hill would be cool though right?!
And Kojima is supposedly making an exclusive game for Xbox too. I'll believe it all when any of it is actually officially announced, as even the supposed Xbox deal has never actually been made official.
So unpopular opinion, but this obnoxious, endless rumor could literally be fixed if the supposed devs would just whip a cinematic teaser announcing that they are real, and are coming when they’re ready.
But no, we live in a. World of instant gratification where gamers throw tantrums if they don’t see gameplay immediately, yet cinematic teasers like Insomniac’s Wolverine can generate so much excitement
Point is: it would be nice if publishers like Konami would stop pandering to the vocal minority of gamers that despise cinematic trailers, and throw something together to announce so this EVER ANNOYING RUMOR CYCLE can die already
Here we go again with the rumours
In fact I'll add two of the rumours together
He's working on a exclusive Xbox game and the silent hill rumour
He's working on silent hill remake exclusive to Xbox there you go u heard it here first
@Xaessya A new Ape Escape on the PS5 would be great. Heck, I'd take a remake of the OG PS1 and PS2 games from Blue Point. Just make Ape Escape great again Sony.
Anyway, this whole Silent Hill rumours, as great as they are but I'd rather wait for an official announcement but hey, if it does end up happening, then we're getting that Silent Hills that we were supposed to have for the PS4 some few years ago and I'll be ready for another Kojima P.T. demo.
My source has confirmed that this rumour is nothing more than confusion.
Hideo is actually working on a remake of Grange Hill.
This is way too good to be true. Sony funding a Silent Hill game is believable, but Kojima doing it? No way. Not going to happen.
A Sony funded kojima horror game with no affiliation with silent hill/Konami would be a lot more believable
This again??? Really? (sigh) 😑
Kojima Silent Hill on PSVR2... damn that could be even scarier than RE7 in VR.
I'll believe it when it releases.
They should just cut Konami out of the picture and do a Game called something like Very Quiet Mountain.
@Gremio108 In my restless dreams, I see that school... Grange Hill. You promised you'd take me there again some day... but you never did. Well, I'm alone there now, in our special place... waiting for you.
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Couldn’t agree more. The over-secrecy of the gaming industry was fun for a while but it’s become an unending slog of rumors and fake leaks.
Devs don’t have to show off a trailer 7 years before a game comes out (looking at you CDPR/ Bethesda) but there’s nothing wrong with just communicating with your fans what you’re working on.
And yes I know “they don’t owe us anything”… they could choose to do something nice for the fans that stick with them through the thick and thin though.
Silent Hill is the franchise I would love seeing come back the most. But all this rumors I've given up on a long time ago. I'll believe it when I can see it.
Its not a reboot its a remake for metal gear games.word up son
@Amusei I'm exactly in your boat. I'm desperate for a Silent Hill but these constant rumours are getting tiresome. I'd also think the constant noise will probably over hype the game if it did come out and inevitably lead to disappointment!
Certainly feel like that should it be Bloober Team doing it. They aren't terrible but to pass the game of as a success they will have to completely raise their game to what they have produced so far.
@nessisonett Just say no, Zammo!
Abandoned has never been truly deconfirmed. It still seems to me to be a marketing ruse for this exact game. Why believe a suspicious no-name developer about their huge indie game? Hassan is Joakim Mogren round 2.
This is false and fake news! My uncle's pigeon
in law told me that Kojima is doing a remake of his old Penguin Adventure game starting Danny Devito...take all this with a grain of salt of course 🤷
@Saucymonk 'Hear-a-pin-drop Mound'
A Sony funded Xbox-exclusive Silent Hill game from Kojima Productions. Sure, makes perfect sense.
@Milktastrophe two simultaneous projects? Sure, makes perfect sense.
This rumour has been going on for so long, the game could have a full development cycle between the time the game was rumoured to when it'll be announced.
@StonyKL Exactly, I've been bummed out by these rumors too many times. If it happens, it happens, I'm not waiting around for it. And yeah, about Bloober working on a Silent Hill game... Let's just hope if it comes to that, they exceed our expectations and bring a game worthy of the Silent Hill name. But honestly I don't see it happening 😹😿
@Xaessya I didn't think about it before but... If it IS a remake of MGS3 that is in the works then we can have Snake Vs. Monkey from the Subsistence disc, at least.
Sony is secretly making a Silent Hill kart racer with Pyramid head and slutty nurse among the unlockable characters! Yeah unless anything is officially announced by a major party i am not buying into any of this 4 chan style leak nonsense
Someday one of these rumors real be correct.
Please it be this one!
I just can't see Kojima working with anything regarding Konami. After the whole debacle he had with leaving the company, I can't see him turning around and working on of their IPs.
But I've been wrong before.
Hassan Kahraman says hi 👋😉
Yet another rumor to ignore, will wait for a real official announcement.
@GingerSilent but why, the rumour cycle is good for them, why stop it. It's free marketing.
I feel like we just go round in circles with this rumoured silent hill game. I think we all will end up disappointed
Its the rumor that won't go away because you keep reporting on rumors under the guise of 'News'. Plus you even have a part of the site dedicated to rumors! Its not rocket science 😆
I hope is Silent hills, with the same cast of Death Stranding…just got the platinum for the Director’s Cut and it’s been a pure joy to play. Can’t wait for more.
Sony, you had the ORIGINAL Silent Hill devs.
Please STOP giving money to boring auteur Kojima or you´ll get another Monster-branded walking sim for your troubles.
You've been warned.
@captainaverage FINALLY SOMEONE SPEAKIN SOME GODDAMN SENSE!
Quit playing games with my heart.
I like the way its very mention winds people up.
So much chatter and hype regarding a mediocre horror series birthed from cloning resident evil. It's so lame.
The one and only thing remotely concrete about the very overhyped Kojima, is another death stranding game which I could care even less about.
Time to move on from these marketing schemes hyped as rumors that most gaming outlets now partake in.
If you still believe rumors like this then I've got some amazing beachfront property to sell you in Vegas
Given the Kojima/Konami relationship fallout, I find this dubious at best.
Not sure why people are acting like this is impossible. We already know Konami is lending out their IP's so with Sony doing all the negotiations and funding the game there's no reason why Kojima wouldn't want to be involved. Months back he was talking about making the scariest game ever too.
i'll believe it when i see it happen.
"News: Sony Allegedly"
Pretty sure that's called a "rumor".
@naruball Not quite. It came from someone else's source that is apparently trusted. It's a secondhand source with no way for this site or its' editors to verify it, but the person that got the information is, apparently, a renowned member of the press.
This isn't some anonymous people playing Chinese whispers on Twitter or Reddit. That'd be a rumor.
@Constable_What yeah, this a rumor then. I know because the article starts by acknowledging its a rumor that won't go away 😆 and then goes on to say Eurogamer 'corroborated' this rumor which it didn't, it just reported on the same rumor. I don't think they know what corroborated means 😆 there was no further 'evidence' provided. In fact there's been no evidence provided by anyone because....its a rumor. And its not the first one that's been doing the rounds as this article highlights a previous rumor that websites got clicks from that turned out to be false. So it doesn't matter if its a 2nd party's 'apparently' trusted source (that's already a rumor we're getting 3 steps removed 😆) or straight from the horses mouth, until it can be backed-up with proof its a rumor. Even more so if like you say its impossible for this site to prove . How can that possibly be anything other than a rumor under those circumstances, ever? 😄👍
I'll be laughing out loud if Abandoned IS the new Silent Hill.
@Blacksmith1985 Talking about Abandoned, I just went to the subreddit after visiting it once ~2 months ago....And posting was restricted (read not allowed), wtf happened? People started circle-jerking?
@nessisonett This is my favourite comment ever.
@KundaliniRising333 And you always make the same mediocre comments every time SH's name is mentioned lol, who hurt you?
SH2 is regarded as one of the best psychological horror games out there, PT even to this day is still one of the most influential horror games from recent years, spawning clones like Layers of Fear among others. Even your Resident Evil 7 ended up taking clear influence out of it.
So that's your opinion, not facts.
Sammy, why do you want these rumours to stop? Don't you want site traffic? Don't mind a bit of hope as a huge mgs and silent hill fan, but also won't get devastated if it turns out that it's just hot air. Something is going to materialize sooner or later. Nobody would just sit on a popular IP forever.
So much fake hype for an IP that was never that popular.
I would believe this more if it were a Siren game and not a Silent Hill, since Sony already owns the Siren IP.
With Japan Studio being disbanded, it would make more sense for Sony to reach out to a third-party to revive the franchise should it so choose.
@Xaessya I just want a new game from each, both series are class.
All I need is for these rumours to be true.
Honestly I'd prefer the original SILENT HILL team involved in the Sony-funded project.
Hideo Kojima is just going to use half the budget to make more personal Hollywood connections and tour around the world. Again.
I'd rather Sony saved that money and give it to FROM instead to begin development on a Bloodborne sequel asap.
@kyleforrester87 I personally cannot wait for his horror debut with 'Hills of Silence'.
@Constable_What It's the definition of a rumour.
@naruball nah dude, but maybe. Just saying.
@Constable_What nah, indeed.
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