In a recent interview with XBOX 360 Magazine Italy, Silent Hill art director Radek Marek fired up the rumour mill when asked whether Downpour would include a multiplayer component. Marek replied:
At the moment there will be no multiplayer modes in Silent Hill: Downpour, but Konami are investigating a separate chapter devoted entirely to the Multiplayer. We do not know the details but it should be an XBLA title that most players have to survive in the town of Silent Hill.
The survival horror genre is no stranger to online multiplayer, especially in recent years with some titles including Left 4 Dead actually making this aspect a key focus. With that said Silent Hill has always centred around the town itself, substituting raw action for suspense and mystery, elements which are almost impossible to translate into a multiplayer experience.
With some Japanese publishers and developers accused of being behind the curve, is this Konami’s attempt to mount the world stage once more, or simply an effort to diversify a series which has been in circulation for over a decade?
Source: Hell Descent