Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus confirm Silent Hills is no more [Update]

Both Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus have confirmed not only are they no long a part of Silent Hills, but the project is no longer happening.

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Update: Shortly after publishing our story, Konami has confirmed Silent Hills has been canceled. In a statement sent to us, they say, "Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman Reedus will not be continued."

Original Story: Over the weekend, a rather large drama bomb went off as Konami announced it would be pulling its Silent Hills teaser P.T. from the PlayStation Store this week as its distribution period will expire on April 29. This left many to speculate on the future of the actual game itself, but co-director Guillermo del Toro spoke about Silent Hills during an event in San Francisco on Saturday where photojournalist Matt Hackney quoted him as saying “It’s not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart.”

A video of del Toro responding to a fan question about the Silent Hills game can be seen below where he goes into more details about the project, although the sound quality is low, making it difficult to make out a lot of what he says.

Del Toro wasn’t the only person to unofficially confirm Silent Hills is no longer in development as Norman Reedus tweeted “Super bummed about this was really looking forward to it. Hopefully it'll come back around. Sorry everyone” over the weekend.

Konami has responded by releasing a brief Q&A on Silent HIlls apparent cancellation. The Q&A says Konami will continue to develop the series, although it makes no mention of whether or not Silent Hills specifically has been canceled. The document also mentions Norman Reedus’ disappearance from Silent Hills official website due to Konami’s contract period with the actor expiring, but as of this writing, his image is still up, although we assume that may change later on in the day.

Ever since it was reported Hideo Kojima would leave Konami after the release of Metal Gear Solid 5, Konami has seemed very distant with Kojima and his projects. Kojima was expected to co-direct Silent Hills along with Guillermo del Toro, but now that the latter has confirmed he’s no longer working on the project, we have a feeling it’ll only be a matter of time until Konami also confirms the game has been swept under the rug. It's definitely a shame if Silent Hills does end up canceled as it was looking more and more interesting with each reveal.

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    April 27, 2015 7:45 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus confirms Silent Hills is no more

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      April 27, 2015 7:49 AM

      it's sad/funny that norman reedus' twitter response is a bunch of tweens yelling at him to follow them.

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        April 27, 2015 7:52 AM

        Dude it apparently a really cool guy, but fuck his fanbase is annoying. When I do Daryl at conventions I am sometimes tempted to change into street clothes that he would wear and hang out at hotel bars just to fuck with them.

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          April 27, 2015 8:18 AM

          you look nothing like him.

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            April 27, 2015 8:57 AM

            Tell that to everyone who says I look just like him when wearing my wig. I am not saying I do, but people are pretty dumb!

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      April 27, 2015 7:51 AM

      The reception of PT was amazing enough that hopefully somebody picks up on it. As for Konami, I wonder who will be buying them. Maybe Capcom or possible even a Western dev considering they hold some nice very nice IP that actually could benefit from a reboot.

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        April 27, 2015 9:47 AM

        PT was only barely a Silent Hill property. I'm sure Kojima could get a funding for a new horror IP off the back of it, wherever he ends up.

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      April 27, 2015 8:03 AM

      This... upsets me greatly.

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      April 27, 2015 8:04 AM

      Suck, I really wanted a new SH game

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      April 27, 2015 8:15 AM

      Monday. Ruined.

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      April 27, 2015 8:35 AM

      Fuck.

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      April 27, 2015 8:56 AM

      Sucks :( ... PT was so damn scary, I could barely play it.

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      April 27, 2015 9:09 AM

      So, does anyone, anywhere have some concrete info on what the fuck is happening between Kojima and Konami. Other than the fact he is not with them anymore. Stuff like WHY this is happening. This is really coming out of left field and its causing all kinds of ripples.

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        April 27, 2015 9:53 AM

        It being Japan, I suspect we'll never learn any more. They always seem pretty tight-lipped about what goes on when people leave or step down (at least in gaming stuff).

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        April 27, 2015 10:01 AM

        Apparently Kojima is Konami, and that by him leaving, the company is just collapsing in on itself. It's all very complicated science stuff that has to do with space and gravity.

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        April 27, 2015 10:18 AM

        No clue. I know some of the turmoil in the past has always been from him being stuck doing nothing but metal gear. Part of me wonders if silent hills was part of the breakup and not a casualty. We may never know for sure, especially with konami trying to remove all trace of kojima's existence. Hell, they barely mention him in the press release

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        April 27, 2015 10:36 AM

        I think Konami is getting out of video games :/

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          April 27, 2015 11:14 AM

          In the long run that's probably a good thing. They have a lot of good IP's that they're not doing anything with. Maybe some good devs can get their hands on them.

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      April 27, 2015 9:12 AM

      That's disappointing.

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      April 27, 2015 9:32 AM

      Damn PT was amazing.

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        April 27, 2015 11:20 AM

        Totally. I'm not really a fan of the other Silent Hill games. But PT hooked me the moment I loaded it up.

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        April 27, 2015 12:11 PM

        I don't think I liked PT (all I remember was going down the same hallway over and over and over again), but I was excited for a new SH game.

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      April 27, 2015 9:49 AM

      Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles

      Don't worry folks, we might've lost Silent Hills but we'll still be treated to more shitty Homecomings and Downpours in the Silent Hill series!

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      April 27, 2015 10:13 AM

      Last generation we saw the collapse of a lot of studios. Are we in for more of the same going forward?

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      April 27, 2015 11:19 AM

      I'm really worried about the PES series since Konami seems to not want to do video games anymore :(

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      April 27, 2015 11:39 AM

      Konami voluntarily de-listed itself from the NYSE. :( http://www.polygon.com/2015/4/27/8503893/konami-delists-itself-from-new-york-stock-exchange

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        April 27, 2015 11:40 AM

        wow, what in the hell.

        Maybe they're being bought up?

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          April 27, 2015 12:38 PM

          I think a better reason is they are just getting out of games which is the only reason the West knows of them.

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        April 27, 2015 12:37 PM

        I thought the reasoning I heard was it was not worth the cost to them of being listed there anymore since the Japanese market was better for them. I know fuck all about stocks at that level however.

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      April 27, 2015 12:35 PM

      Konami went from masterful to FULL SHITTY in such a short time. What the hell is going on?