Awhile back, the news broke that Konami was unceremoniously putting the kibosh on the hotly anticipated new survival horror game Silent Hills. Co-produced by directing giant Guillermo Del Toro and starring The Walking Dead fan favorite Norman Reedus, Silent Hills was purported to represent a return to form for the once dominant but recently struggling franchise. Unfortunately, it appeared that we would never get to play it.
That is until a widely spread rumor broke last week, claiming that Microsoft was in negotiations to purchase and complete Silent Hills, and had plans to release the property as an X-Box One exclusive. The story seemed a bit far fetched, although that didn’t stop many from getting their hopes up. Sadly, Microsoft exec Phil Spencer has now killed that dream via Twitter response.
“Sorry, this isn’t true. Not sure where the rumor started but I don’t want to mislead anyone.”
Well, that seems pretty unambiguous. Silent Hills still isn’t happening. It sucks, but it’s the reality. Hopefully another game comes along to take up its mantle soon.