Silent Hill is set to make a big comeback with numerous projects in the works, and series producer Motoi Okamoto has revealed during a chat with IGN Japan that he’s keen to see more indie developers coming forward with their ideas for the psychological horror franchise.
Okamoto-san noted that some of the ideas never got off the ground, but was keen to see more indie studios come forward, as it’ll mean that more Silent Hill games can be made.
There’s only so much we can do ourselves, which means we need to work with lots of different indie creators if we want to make lots of different Silent Hills. That’s why we made moves to work together with people around the world who want to make Silent Hill games and approached Bloober Team, as well as Anapurna Interactive and No Code.
Unfortunately, there are some projects that never actually got off the ground. Still, I think the number of projects we have will only continue to grow. The fact we were reviving Silent Hill was a secret until now, so we couldn’t exactly go out and yell, ‘Hey, everyone! Bring us your Silent Hill projects!’
We can do that now, so if creators from around the world who love Silent Hill bring us their pitches, I promise to look through every one of them. We’re all ears.
Konami is reviving the franchise with no fewer than four games: Silent Hill 2 Remake, Silent Hill F, Silent Hill Townfall and Silent Hill Ascension. Furthermore, leaker Dusk Golem claims that there are three more as-yet unannounced Silent Hill games in the works.
None of the games announced so far have a release date, but if we were to guess, Silent Hill 2 Remake will probably make it out first.
[Source – IGN Japan]