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One of the biggest announcements from GamesCom 2014 was Silent Hills, a collaboration between Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima and film director Guillermo del Toro. This game may never actually be released, though.
During a panel discussion at the San Francisco Film Festival last night, del Toro reportedly said that Silent Hills was cancelled:
Even if you don't believe that Guillermo del Toro said the game's cancelled, you should be concerned that Konami has decided to pull P.T. from the PlayStation Store. A new notice on P.T.'s website says that the game will no longer be available for download after April 29th.
Silent Hills's apparent cancellation isn't because people disliked P.T.. The teaser was widely praised, in fact. Gamers downloaded it over a million times by September, too, so there was clearly interest in a new Silent Hill game.
Instead, the cancellation is more likely due to Hideo Kojima's imminent departure from Konami. Kojima, the director of Silent Hills, will be departing the company after Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain launches in September. Although Konami was quick to assure gamers that the Metal Gear series will continue after Kojima leaves, they were mum about the fate of Silent Hills.
Silent Hills will be the third Guillermo del Toro-helmed video game to be cancelled. His horror game inSANE was scuttled by THQ three years back, presumably due to that publisher's financial troubles. In 2006, he tried to make a Left 4 Dead-like game with Terminal Reality called Sundown. Here's hoping he has better luck with future gaming projects.