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Rumor Silent Hill soft-reboot in development at Sony Japan Studio (Team Silent staff involved)

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January 21st, Dusk Golem: "Konami about two years ago reached out to various developers to pitch ideas for two Silent Hill games, one a soft-reboot of the franchise, the other an episodic TellTale/Until Dawn-style game to go alongside the reboot."
January 21st, Rely on Horror: "We can also verify that, while we can’t discuss any details, we’ve also heard from our own independent source that a Silent Hill project is in development."
January 26th, Eurogamer: "While it might seem preposterous that Konami would work with Kojima again following their public falling out a few years back, anonymous sources I trust have anecdotally intimated to me that over the last year or two, the ice has thawed between them."
March 12th, Rely on Horror: "Our first source, who we’ve come to trust well, indicates that Keiichiro Toyama and Akira Yamaoka are also returning alongside Masahiro Ito. The trio will helm a “soft reboot” of the Silent Hill series, possibly just called Silent Hill. SIE Japan Studio [...] will be behind its development in some capacity (either in full or in part). Our source states that this title has been in the works for about a year. Our second source — which has no connection to the first — was aware of Ito’s involvement in a new Silent Hill title and informed us of that information some time ago.
The second Silent Hill title referenced in previous rumors is still being worked out at the moment, but it’s looking as if it very well could be Silent Hills [...]. According to our first source, Sony is working to patch up the relationship between Kojima Productions and Konami in order to resurrect the game due to the amount of buzz and continued demand for it five years after its cancellation; our second source shared this same information with us in the past. We can now report on it with some confidence in its legitimacy.
Source number one goes on to say that the game will even make use of the next-gen PlayStation VR headset for PlayStation 5. Allegedly, Sony has pitched the game to Kojima as a title more akin to a TellTale/Supermassive narrative-driven title, which would offer him “full creative freedom.” Our source does emphasize, however, that Silent Hills is not yet a done deal, and that for now the only game in active development is the reboot from SIE Japan Studio."

March 12th, Vullein: "This [referring to Rely on Horror's article] is the horror game I was talking about a while ago."
March 12th, Dusk Golem: "Death Stranding [...] sold well initially [...] but the sales kinda' slowed to a crawl and the game hasn't done as well as anyone involved has been hoping."
March 16th, GameReactor: "Three sources we talked with last autumn independently confirmed that Konami and Sony had finally finalised a deal to revive the Silent Hill franchise with two new games; a soft reboot [...] and a smaller, episodic-like game [...]."
March, snort_cannon: "While Death Stranding didn’t flop, Sony overestimated how big the sale numbers will be. Sony actually thought Days Gone was going to be the dissapontment and Death Stranding doing crazy numbers cause it’s a Kojima game. Sony spent quite a bit of money not only on DS, but Kojima productions as a whole and this investment while good for the future, is off to a rocky start.
Sony wants this Silent Hill deal to work out really bad and Kojima might feel pressured to take it up again which makes sense why he doesn’t want to take it [...]. The Team Siren game is happening full force, but this is where Sony’s true interest is."

April 9th, KatharsisT: "The only thing I can 100% confirm is the SH reboot with Toyama, Ito and Yamaoka. It'll be announced between may and october, but definitely before PS5's launch. PS5 exclusive since it's developed internally by Japan Studio."
April 11th, KatharsisT: "Kojima really wants to make a VR horror game and it suits perfectly with Sony's vision but they don't want to fully fund the game after what happened with Death Stranding. They discussed with Konami to have Silent Hills but I don't think it will happen. The problem is that "someone" else made a big offer to Kojima, something that you can't really refuse. So things got more complicated after that."
May 29th, Hideo Kojima: "Recently a major project of mine got cancelled so I’m pretty pissed, but that’s the games industry for you."
May, snort_cannon: "The only way they delay the reveal is if Sony tells them to postpone it (which is possible). Problem is Sony is incredibly paranoid in the moment about the leaks and they want to do the reveal of their system and games as soon as possible, because if they don't their entire slate will leak before they get a chance to get ahead of the curve.
There's two games in particular they need to reveal before they fully leak, Silent Hill being one of them. The only thing they have going for them is that people are really untrusting of that leak."

June 18th, snort_cannon: "There's two projects Sony really wanted to surprise people with, one of them is Silent Hill. When the leaks came out, Sony was a bit worried and thought about revealing the game sooner so they could be ahead of any big details leaking. But as the leaks don't pertain to the game itself and most people don't really believe them, they have more time, and due to the higher than expected anticipation (including Silent Hill trending multiple times on Twitter without even a concrete showing), they decided to get the game to a better level of polish and cut a better [non-CG, unlike the one originally planned for june] trailer for the reveal."
June 18th, Vullein: "All I know is that we are getting a new Sony horror game, and it's directed by a very well respected horror game director. I can also confirm that there are a few game reveals that were cut from the PS5 event, though I don't know any names."
June, snort_cannon: "It wasn’t." after I asked him if the other secret game from Sony was announced at the PS5 event.
August 28th, DuskGolem: "Silent Hill is still in dev, [...] a PS5 event first half of September, have a good day."
August 29th, snort_cannon: "SH definitely exits, all the "insiders" claiming that it doesn't are just shooting themselves in the foot by saying that. As for Dusk, I had a good chat with him and I trust him 100%, he likes to mess with people and it's your call not to believe him, but from what we talked I believe him."
August 30th, DuskGolem: "snort_cannon was kind and gave me a very thorough explanation of the how, who, what they knew, not to share publicly, but they highlighted internally even Sony has been VERY secretive about two projects, Silent Hill being one of them. Many in the company have only heard murmerings about it, or know a horror game is in the works but not the specifics around it."
 
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It's a great studio, who would probably do a great job, but I don't believe it at all. Not sure Sony would want to dedicate resources to a multiplat game. Unless they ARE making SH an exclusive, which I don't want in the slightest. INB4 the DuskGolem hate.
 

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My gut tells me that something is happening, or is going to happen. I bet its a reboot/reimagining of the very first game in the series. A remake that acknowledges the events of the first game.
 
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I'm starting to think that Sony might straight up buy MGS and SH or work out some kind of deal with Konami.
Sony could make both MGS and SH games and movies, so I think it could be seen as a good investment. I'm no big brain company runner so what the fuck would I know.

They already are making the Metal Gear movie (what ever the fuck is going on with that lol) and had a hand in with the first Silent Hill film, Tri-star distibuted it I think (dunno about the sequel)
 
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Maybe this other Studio is Blue Point and this is the reboot they are working,I remember Tommy Fischer said Demons Souls wasn't the game they are working,the game is more anciente and not just a remake but also a reboot,maybe I am misremembering.
 
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Perrott

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I'm starting to think that Sony might straight up buy MGS and SH or work out some kind of deal with Konami.
Sony could make both MGS and SH games and movies, so I think it could be seen as a good investment. I'm no big brain company runner so what the fuck would I know.

They already are making the Metal Gear movie (what ever the fuck is going on with that lol) and had a hand in with the first Silent Hill film, Tri-star distibuted it I think (dunno about the sequel)
Well, the director of the MGS movie, Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island), it's actively working on the project, as he submitted the most recent draft of the script to the studio last christmas and was set to meet with a certain actor (probably for the Snake role) early this year.

Maybe this other Studio is Blue Point and this is the reboot they are working,I remember Tommy Fischer said Demons Souls wasn't the game they are working,the game is more anciente and not just a remake but also a reboot,maybe I am misremembering.
Two things:
1. Tommy Fisher was full of garbage.
2. The Demon's Souls remake it's happening, that's a fact confirmed by Jason Schreier, and it HAS to be Bluepoint's new game, as there is no other studio that could be capable of pulling off such a project (Japan Studio it's already too busy with their own stuff).
 
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Well, the director of the MGS movie, Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island), it's actively working on the project, as he submitted the most recent draft of the script to the studio last christmas and was set to meet with a certain actor (probably for the Snake role) early this year.
This is what makes me think that it's not much of strech to think that Sony an Konami could work out a deal.
They are already letting them handle one of their biggest Game ip so why not just go the whole mile and let them make some movie an games with MGS an SH? Kinda like a Capcom 5 type deal but with movies included.
 

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When I picture this, I picture a Until Dawn type game coming from it.
I don't know how that makes me feel. :messenger_confused:
 

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Well, the director of the MGS movie, Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island), it's actively working on the project, as he submitted the most recent draft of the script to the studio last christmas and was set to meet with a certain actor (probably for the Snake role) early this year.


Two things:
1. Tommy Fisher was full of garbage.
2. The Demon's Souls remake it's happening, that's a fact confirmed by Jason Schreier, and it HAS to be Bluepoint's new game, as there is no other studio that could be capable of pulling off such a project (Japan Studio it's already too busy with their own stuff).
Jason Schreier never confirmed.