Konami appears to be all in on its recently confirmed Silent Hill revival as the series' producer says he is always looking through pitches from external game studios to develop new entries and spin-offs. In an interview with IGN Japan, Motoi Okamoto said that since Konami can only make so many titles at once, it turned to indie creators to get games like the Silent Hill 2 remake and Silent Hill: Townfall off the ground. Now the revival project is public, Okamoto states he is "all ears" to more pitches.
While remarking that some Silent Hill projects never got off the ground, the producer said: "The fact we were reviving Silent Hill was a secret until now, so we couldn't exactly go out and yell 'Hey, everyone! Bring us your Silent Hill projects!' We can do that now, so if creators from around the world who love Silent Hill bring us their pitches, I promise to look through every one of them. We're all ears."
Okamoto sees the Silent Hill franchise as a "unique, highly artistic, and original" one, and hopes to continue that with new entries like Silent Hill F. Discussing what appears to be the next mainline entry, Okamoto said he's "happy to see players reacting to Silent Hill F, which is a Japanese-style horror game, with even stronger interested than I’d expected".
As for why Konami decided to go straight to the second game instead of remaking Silent Hill on PS1, Okamoto said the publisher focused on what the series' identity was, eventually landing on its psychological horror nature. Since most employees agreed Silent Hill 2 is most closely associated with that theme, they decided James Sunderland's search for his dead wife is the right place to start. "There were of course some people inside the company who thought it would be better to start with 1, but I wanted to start this project with something that symbolizes this identity."
The remake of Silent Hill 2 is being led by Layers of Fear, The Medium developer Bloober Team while the Observation team No Code makes Silent Hill: Townfall. Meanwhile, Silent Hill F is a "completely new story set in 1960's Japan featuring a beautiful, yet horrifying world. Written by Ryūkishi07, famed for Japanese visual novels dealing with murder mysteries, psychological and supernatural horror."