Silent Hills Cancelled: Other Horror Games to Look Forward to in the Near Future
Yesterday our fears were all but confirmed when Silent Hills co-director Guillermo del Toro and actor Norman Reedus, who was set to lend his voice and likeness to the game’s protagonist, stated that Silent Hills was no longer happening.
With developer Hideo Kojima’s relationship with publisher Konami reportedly strained, it seems that Konami is in the middle of an internal implosion that has led to them allegedly ousting Kojima from his creative director position in the Metal Gear Solid series, along with canning one of the most highly anticipated horror games of all time. While Konami has yet to release an official statement regarding Silent Hills, if they are to continue ahead with it (which, at this point, seems highly unlikely) it will undoubtedly not be placed in the hands of those who were previously in control of it.
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This is very disappointing news indeed, as the game’s “playable teaser” P.T. indicated that Kojima knew exactly what he was doing when it came to the horror genre. All signs pointed to Silent Hills reinvigorating the once mighty series, but now Konami has taken the drastic step of removing P.T. from the PlayStation Store, too, thus meaning that there are now no remnants left of the Silent Hill game that could have been.
But despite one of its most highly anticipated releases being ungraciously discarded, there are still a number of horror games that fans of the genre have to look forward to in the near future. Here’s our selection of the horror games that will almost make you forget that Silent Hills is no longer happening… almost: