UPDATE: Norman Reedus himself confirmed the game’s demise on Twitter this afternoon.
The ongoing saga between Konami and Hideo Kojima may have just claimed one of the most anticipated games in recent memory, Silent Hills. The story up to this point has involved a lot of questions without answers, with Kojima’s company seemingly being erased by Konami and removed from the games the creator was involved in creating. This includes the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and Silent Hills, the latter of which is highly in doubt given this most recent bit of news.
The well-received Playable Teaser or P.T. for Silent Hills is about to be removed from the service, reportedly expiring on April 29. On top of that, there was this unconfirmed and unfortunate tweet reporting Guillermo Del Toro’s answer regarding the future of the project:
Del Toro was assisting with production, but his alleged remarks cast quite the shadow over everything. Konami is on record as saying the game will go forward with or without Kojima’s involvement, but you have to wonder what game we would be getting if he’s not there tending to it.
As for Kojima, he is confirmed to be 100% behind Metal Gear for now and there’s little out there about Silent Hills. It is hard to believe that a game with such high profile names attached to it, including The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus, would just fall into the garbage, but that could be the case here. If you’re dying for the P.T. experience, make sure to either download on the store now via online or console or at least watch a play through online. It’s not something to be missed.