To the best of our knowledge, the Silent Hills that scared our pants off just last year won’t be seeing the light of day. In the past few weeks following actor Norman Reedus and Konami’s confirmation of the game’s effective cancellation, the game’s earned something of a cult-following reluctant to see the game go.
In the meantime, recent rumors have circulated that Microsoft was interested in buying the rights to the Silent Hill franchise from Konami, possibly even prior to this E3 in time for its onstage announcement as an Xbox One exclusive. Microsoft game studio head Phil Spencer has denied such.
@GoReds42093 @Xbox Sorry, this isn't true. Not sure where the rumor started but I don't want to mislead anyone.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) May 30, 2015
In reply to inquires on Twitter, Spencer wrote, “Sorry, this isn’t true. Not sure where the rumor started but I don’t want to mislead anyone.” Spencer declined to say anything further on the matter, but needless to say, the rumor appears to be as debunked by arguably the highest authority at Xbox.
Despite the popularity of its playable teaser, P.T., Konami’s yet to give any word on Silent Hills‘ resurrection. Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and acclaimed horror director Guillermo Del Toro have since left the project as its creative heads.
What do you think? Should Microsoft or some other game company pick up Silent Hills and finish the job? You know what to do. Let us know in the comments below.