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Konami cancels Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima's Silent Hills

04.27.2015

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This is rough news for gamers and film fans alike, as the Silent Hills video game that Guillermo del Toro (CRIMSON PEAK, PACIFIC RIM) and Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid series) were working on has officially been cancelled. The psychological horror series took place in the fictitious American town (the titular Silent Hill) and would have starred Norman Reedus in the lead role.

About this time last month, it was reported that Hideo Kojima's name would be removed from the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. While this led many to believe that Kojima's relationship with Konami may have soured, the studio assured fans that he would still be working on the game and seeing it through to completion. This recent news certainly doesn't bode well for that relationship, and it looks as though Guillermo is calling it quits regarding any future video games.

Guillermo del Toro on Silent Hills:

Kojima and myself have been in touch for many years. I think the vision was amazing. What we had planned was amazing. I’m heartbroken. We were trying, I don’t know, I’m gonna ask him and if I can next time we meet - or you see me somewhere - I’ll tell you what we were planning. It was to f*ck with your brain really bad. It was truly cutting edge stuff.

Those of you with a Playstation 4 might be familiar with the tech demo released for Silent Hills entitled P.T. (Playable Teaser). The demo allowed players a first-person view of a hallway littered with interactivity and some very sinister scares. It's worth noting that the demo will be pulled from the Playstation Store on April 29th, so if you haven't had a chance to play it, make sure you jump on it before it's gone. It's too bad we'll never get to see where those two creative geniuses might have taken the franchise.

Guillermo del Toro's next film, CRIMSON PEAK, will be released on October 16, 2015.

Source: Games RadarTwitter

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