Silent Hills, the ludicrously exciting horror sequel from Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, barely made it out of the starting gates before being cancelled in the ongoing and highly confusing Kojima/Konami split. In fact, its remarkable demo PT’s disappearence from the Playstation store is one of many factors that point towards the drama between the two parties being more than the most committed marketing campaign of all time for Metal Gear Solid V.
However, in a recent interview with IGN, Del Toro confirmed that the pair are “still friends and working into doing something together.” Presumably this won’t even begin to take shape until MGS5 has been released and whatever actually is going on between Kojima and its publisher finishes up.
Del Toro also offered these tantalising hints as to the game that was not to be:
“We were in the planning stages, and it’s a shame it’s not going to happen. We were talking about really pushing the boundaries of the new consoles, and making the game really mess with your head. One of the great moments in Metal Gear [Solid] was Psycho Mantis. The idea that a game can actually interact with you, and stuff like that.”
Like a nostalgia fueled Kickstarter campaign, every off the cuff remark about Silent Hills makes the imaginary game in our heads even better. Unlike those, there will be no come down once the game is released, so we’re left only to wonder if it could have been pulled off and if one of the best games ever has been missed. A shame, to be sure.
Meanwhile, Kojima’s current project is due for release on September 15th.