Konami Confirms: A new Silent Hill website has been released, and Konami has announced a Silent Hill Transmission for October 19 that will reveal the future of the survival horror series. Following a spate of leaks and rumours about a Silent Hill reboot, the developer has finally confirmed the project.
There has been an unprecedented amount of chatter and speculation about future Silent Hill games this year. It has been reported by multiple insiders on the internet that Konami plans to outsource multiple projects to various studios in order to revive the popular horror series.
Bloober Team, the developers behind the Layers of Fear series, are currently adapting the PS2 classic Silent Hill 2 into a new game. The existence of a new Silent Hill game codenamed The Short Message was recently revealed to fans by a South Korean rating board. Filmmaker Christophe Gans has also said that Team Silent is hard at work on several Silent Hill projects that will “revive the franchise.”
Now that everything has come to a head, Konami has confirmed Silent Hill’s return in some form and scheduled a Silent Hill Transmission for Wednesday, October 19 at 2 pm PDT.
In what appears to be a live-stream style, The Silent Hill Transmission will provide updates on the survival horror franchise. Alongside today’s news, Konami has unveiled a new Silent Hill section on its website, featuring the franchise’s new logo but providing no other information.
As the former art director of Team Silent (1999-2007), Masahito Ito’s retweet of the announcement has prompted speculation about the possible teams involved and may lend credence to Christophe Gans’s assertions that the announcement would be made on Wednesday. It’s possible that Silent Hill isn’t the only series Konami plans to resurrect in the near future.
According to a report from the VGC from last year, Konami plans to revive their classic Castlevania and Metal Gear Solid IPs with new games and remakes as well. However, it appears that Silent Hill has been designated as the first franchise to showcase what Konami has been working on for the past few years.
The Silent Hill series has a long and fruitful history with PlayStation, which raises the possibility of an exclusive deal for the series going forward. An exclusive arrangement for the PS5 has been mentioned in numerous leaks and rumours about Silent Hill throughout the past year.
If more Silent Hill news is forthcoming at a PlayStation Showcase, then perhaps Wednesday’s Silent Hill Transmission will serve as a teaser.
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