It was only last week that we reported on Konami’s cancellation of Silent Hills. Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus were attached to the video game reboot that would have brought the Silent Hill franchise back from the dead (pun definitely intended). Since then, speculation hit regarding Konami’s overall future. The company released a statement pledging commitment to the franchise, but that hasn’t stopped fans from attempting to take matters into their own hands.
Four days ago, a German fan named Yahueni Zinkevich posted a petition to Change.org asking that Hideo Kojima and del Toro continue the project. At the time this article was written, the petition in question has received 55,876 signatures:
Dear Hideo and Guillermo,
hearing the cancellation of one of the most anticipated horror games is about the most heartbreaking thing horror fans had to swallow this year.
Since the first sight of the P.T Demo it was instant love, and it burned into the minds of everyone that this had to release at some point.
Although the reasons are not yet announced I am begging you along with countless others: Please continue the Development on Silent Hills, if the issue is money related, we would love to see a Crowdfunding campaign like Kickstarter to ensure you are getting all the financial help there is! We´d love to see it happen at some point and want to thank you for all the great games you have released so far!
The petition has a goal of 75,000 signatures, and given the influx of supporters, it’s possible Zinkevich will reach it by early next week. The reboot of the insanely popular Silent Hill video game franchise was officially announced at GamesCom 2014.