Silent Hill has been down the drain for years. Since the last members of Team Silent finally disbanded efter Silent Hill 4, Konami has passed Silent Hill production between several western developers, with varying degrees of succes. None of the games after Silent Hill 4 have been able to capture the essence of what originally made Silent Hill special, back when Team Silent created the games.
New hope for fans emegerged when the terrifying horror masterpiece P.T. was revealed as actually being a teaser demo for a new upcoming Silent Hill installment. The upcoming Silent Hill game, titled Silent Hills, was to be developed by masterminds Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, with Norman Reedus in the main role. These news were, of course, too good to be true for Silent Hill fans and horror fans alike. Alas it was not meant to be, as the project was recently cancelled by the heads at Konami.
With Konami wanting to seemingly scrap all their console game efforts, and focus solely on mobile gaming and pachinko machines, platforms which are not at all suitable for a Silent Hill games, it is uncertain where the future lies for Silent Hill. The series is loved by many all over the world, so it would be a shame for it if this is indeed its final days.
The Silent Hills project may be dead, but hope for a new IP from Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro is still strong. It is without a doubt that the two could make records if they were to turn to kickstarter for support. Even without support from the fans, there is bound to be a company out there that are willing to have a mastermind like Hideo Kojima. Here's hoping he stays in the gaming development business after he finishes Metal Gear Solid 5, so he can produce a new horror IP that will blow people's minds.