Keiichiro Toyama, the director behind 1999’s much-loved psychological horror title Silent Hill, has revealed that he’s collaborating with a ‘famous creator’ in Japan.
Speaking with AI Hub, Toyama commented:
We’re obviously still at an early period, so there’s not a lot we can actually say, but we are looking to create an experience that can be enjoyed widely by a range of people. So, for example, we intend for our game to have a setting in Asian cities.
One thing we can say is that, we are working hard right now to collaborate with a famous creator in Japan, and that’s something we haven’t been open about before.
Toyama-san revealed in December 2020 that he had departed SIE Studio Japan to establish a new outfit titled Bokeh Game Studio, where he’s working on a new horror-oriented action-adventure game due for release in 2023.
He’s been joined at the studio by Junya Okura and Kazunobu Sato, who worked on Gravity Rush and Puppeteer, respectively.
Speaking of Silent Hill, the past 18 months or so have seen rumors gathering pace that a reboot of the series is in the works at a Japanese development studio. Silent Hill has been on hiatus for years now, with the last full console release coming in 2012 with Silent Hill Downpour.
[Source – VGC]