Del Toro Says The Silent Hills Cancellation “Left Me Reeling”

Confirms Kojima has split with Konami.

IGN have spoken to Guillermo Del Toro regarding the cancellation of Silent Hills and it is clear he is just as annoyed and upset as the rest of us.

“The collaboration between Kojima and myself, the meetings, and the friendship that was developing was beautiful,” he said. “We had an agreement on where to go. We had an agreement on how we were going to push the new platforms. We were having a blast.”

Del Toro goes on to explain that Silent Hills would have used “cutting-edge” technology to create a game that was “very, very atmosphere-drenched.”

This is the second time Del Toro’s game has been cancelled, previously he was working on Insane for THQ, and this second blow seems to have dampened his enthusiasm for the medium.

“I’ve tried twice and I don’t know if I’ll ever come back to the form. In one instance, the company went down, and in the second, the completely unexpected happened, which was Kojima and Konami separating. It’s kind of left me reeling,” he said.

However, Del Toro has hinted that if Kojima were to make another game for another publisher, he may be on board.

“Hideo and I have been in touch, and he knows he would be the only guy I would follow to the ends of the earth on anything. I think if anything can be rescued, I will be more than happy.”

Source: IGN

6 Comments

  1. It sounded like it was going to be a proper pant filler of a game.

    He was reeling when he found out and I was bealing*

    *Bealing..northern slang for having a massive cry about something.

  2. That last part though… That last part has me a little bit happy.

    • Nice to know in a business world that relationships like that can be forged. Fingers crossed for a collaboration in the near future. :-)

      • They know that what they can create can transcend any ego anyone involved can have. They are creating for the sake of art and that’s always positive.

  3. Someone, likely Sony, Nintendo or Square Enix, should aquire Kojima Productions, Fox Engine and some IPs from Konami and let them work on Silent Hills and Metallic Gears. Konami won’t need them anymore.

    A man can dream can’t he?

    • The trouble is no one really knows why Kojima was fired, and Konami might be bad mouthing Kojima to anyone who might be interested in hiring him.

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