“In a brief statement, Konami said development on the game had ceased. “Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman Reedus will not be continued,” Konami said. Earlier today Konami said it would continue to develop games in the Silent Hill series.
There’s also reference to an image of Norman Reedus which supposedly disappeared from the official Silent Hills website. But as far as we can tell the image of the actor is still up. Perhaps it will be removed later today. Konami said it had removed the image of Reedus “because our contract period with him has expired”.
It’s pulling P.T. (playable teaser) from PlayStation Network “because the distribution period has expired”. This was a trial edition of Silent Hills, Konami said, intended to give players an idea of the game’s concept. While Silent Hills has been cancelled, then, but Konami promised to “continue to develop” the horror series.
According to photo journalist Matt Hackney on Twitter, del Toro made the revelation at a San Fransisco Film Society event last night. The director reportedly said during a Q&A about Silent Hills, “It’s not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart.” Since there hasn’t been any publicly released audio of this we’d normally classify it as a rumour, but then Norman Reedus confirmed the project being dead in the water on Twitter. “Super bummed about this was really looking forward to it. Hopefully it’ll come back around. Sorry everyone,” Reedus wrote in a tweet linking to an article on Fansided about del Toro’s quote.” (eurogamer.net)
*Sigh* We all sort of knew this was coming but it still sucks. This game is now officially dead before it even made it out the door. From what I’ve gathered this game isn’t going to be coming back either. You know how sometimes a game will be canceled and then picked back up again at a later time, yeah that’s not gonna happen here. The series will go on but this game is just dead.
I was really intrigued by this game and thought it looked like it could be the best one so far in the Silent Hill series. Also, it had Norman Reedus! I’m really hoping that they use Norman again because he’d be great in something like this and his character looked amazing.
I don’t know about you all but my gamer heart is broken right now.