Quite possibly the greatest attempt at the survival-horror genre will fall by the wayside like many other great, canceled projects.
According to a statement mady by Guillermo del Toro during the San Francisco Film Festival Saturday night, the fallout between Hideo Kojima and Konami may have an adverse effect on much more than Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain:
— TV’s Matt Hackney (@tvsmatthackney) 26 Avril 2015
This quotation was captured by photojournalist and cameraman Matt Hackney via his Twitter page, so the possibility of this statement being true is still up for confirmation. With scenarios like this, it’s always best to treat them with a grain of salt until official word comes from the top. However, the signs preceding del Toro’s words tread a similar path. Firstly, the separation between Hideo Kojima and Konami has already yielded a removal of Kojima’s namesake from the MGSV: TPP artwork and advertisement material. Secondly, official word that the teaser demo P.T., which ultimately became a sample of what could become Silent Hills, will be removed from the PlayStation Network this coming week.
Again, when this sort of news releases, it’s always best to wait until official word arrives, but the aligning stars aren’t prophesizing anything positive for the future of Silent Hills.