Here’s an interesting rumour surfaced in the gaming world: Silent Hills, the cancelled survivor horror video game, will be available on Xbox One at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. We should tell you that this is just a rumour and no official word has been heard so far.
YouTube channel The Know stated citing an anonymous source within Microsoft confirmed that the tech giant is in talks with Konami Productions to acquire the rights to Silent Hills. If this happens Microsoft will announce it as an Xbox One exclusive next month at E3. Moreover, it is reported that the game is 80 percent complete.
The acquisition deal is reportedly worth “billions.” This means that Microsoft will probably acquire the complete Silent Hill franchise instead of spending huge amount on just one game. If everything goes fine, Xbox One might get Silent Hills as an exclusive title as early as next year in March, according to The Know. This move will possibly skyrocket sales for the Xbox console.
Director Hideo Kojima joined hands with Konami in September 2012 for the production of the Silent Hills. The game was first revealed in August 2014 through Playable Teaser and became an instant craze. PT also revealed that Del Toro, along with Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead fame as the voice and appearance of its protagonist.
However, in March 2015, some sources revealed that conflicts with Konami, Kojima and his senior staff planned to leave Konami after the completion of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
At a San Francisco Film Society event on April 26, 2015, assistant director del Toro confirmed that Silent Hills was cancelled. Reedus also confirmed the cancellation news on Twitter. On April 27, 2015, Konami issued a statement confirming that Silent Hills "would not be continued." He, however, added that they planned to continue the Silent Hill franchise.
The cancellation of the game forced the fans to start a petition on Change.org asking for Kojima and del Toro to continue the project. At least 151,550 people signed the petition.
If the rumour of Microsoft acquiring Silent Hills turns out to be true, it would be nothing less than boon for the fans!