Rumours of new games in the Silent Hill franchise have been swirling around for a good year or two now. In August 2020 Konami created a Twitter account for the franchise leading to speculation that something may happen, and then in January this year we had a report of two Silent Hill games in production.
At that time two separate sources have reported that multiple games were in production. The first came from DuskGolem aka AestheticGamer who has previously leaked information on Resident Evil which turned out to be correct.
In other news while I’m dropping this stuff, and I think I can talk about this, I’ll mention there is a couple new Silent Hill games in the works. 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. I don’t know anything more than that though, but I sure do hope Konami’s given it the appropriate budget and found the right developer to make those games succeed.
This is just a guess, but I’d say there’s a high chance one or both of those titles may be revealed this year, but we’ll see. I don’t actually know their plans or anything about these games other than their existence though, I don’t know much about the inner workings of Konami.
His statements have been backed up by another separate source.
“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,” stated website Relyonhorror.com , “These two sources are (in our opinion) the strongest evidence yet that Silent Hill may really be back from the dead.”
The last official word on Silent Hill was when Konami unceremoniously cancelled Silent Hills, a game that was being created by Guillermo Del Toro and Hideo Kojima.
That brings us up to today when Bloober Team CEO Piotr Babieno spoke to GI.biz and mentioned they were working on a famous horror IP.
“We’ve been working for more than a year on another gaming project, another horror IP, and we’re doing this with a very famous gaming publisher,” said Piotr. “I can’t tell you who. I can’t tell you what the project is, but I’m pretty sure when people realize we’re working on it, they will be very excited.”
VGC are also reporting that Konami have hired a “prominent Japanese developer” to work on the franchise with a reveal scheduled for sometime this summer.