The intricate web of intrigue that surrounds Konami, Hideo Kojima, Sony, Bloober Team, and Silent Hill, continues to grow larger, with Gamesbeat’s Jeff Grubb adding fuel to the fire this weekend on Twitter.
Having just been sharing insight into what he knows about Starfield, Redfall, the Dead Space Remake, and the supposed Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Grubb was pressed by a community member as to the status of Silent Hill and it’s potential exclusivity to PlayStation. His response? “Really strong chance of that. Yes”
Does this guarantee anything? Absolutely not, but considering Grubb’s numerous industry connections, and relatively solid track record, coupled with plentiful rumours connecting Konami, Silent Hill, and Sony together in the last 12 months, it doesn’t feel like a stretch for him to have some level of insight into the situation.
Of course, the future of Silent Hill has been hotly debated since the unveiling of the P.T demo in 2014, to be helmed by Hideo Kojima, before an ugly split between the auteur and publisher played out publicly, leading to him partnering with PlayStation to eventually develop the 2019 critical hit Death Stranding. Silent Hills, as the demo revealed that it was teasing, fell apart as a result of the break up, the demo was eventually removed from the PSN, and then nothing was formally said about it since.
The prospect of Silent Hill/s returning though is never far from the spotlight however, with only days prior to Grubb’s tweet, renowned horror game insider Dusk Golem tweeting a series of images that were purportedly from an in-development Silent Hill game. At first, people were a bit dismissive of the tweets, until suddenly they were DMCA’d by the copyright holder, which would of course be Konami. Now suddenly there seemed to be validity to the claims. Of course, the internet never forgets things, so the images can be found here.
Where the PS5 exclusivity comes into the mix remains unclear beyond rumourmongering, but where there’s smoke there’s fire, and rumours around Silent Hill have been billowing smoke for quite a long time now. Take it all with a grain of salt, but also don’t be surprised if we learn about the future of Silent Hill really soon.