Last month the Silent Hill franchise was making headlines for not one but two completely different reasons. The first reason is Silent Hill: The Short Message, rated in Taiwan. And second, was a rumor by horror video games leaker Dusk Golem.
In a ResetEra discussion, Dusk claimed three new Silent Hill games are in development at Konami other than the previously announced games at The Silent Hill Transmission and Silent Hill: The Short Message.
Well, now it looks like Konami has no plans to stop here. In a recent interview with IGN Japan, Silent Hill series producer Motoi Okamoto was asked about his take on outsourcing all the announced Silent Hill games to Indie studios.
In reply, Motoi Okamoto reveals that Konami wants more indie studios onboard to work on more Silent Hill games. He also explains why Konami chose to outsource these projects:
There’s only so much we can do ourselves, which means we need to work with lots of different indie creators if we want to make lots of different Silent Hills.
That’s why we made moves to work together with people around the world who want to make Silent Hill games and approached Bloober Team, as well as Anapurna Interactive and No Code.”
Okamoto subtly hints that there are more Silent Hill games to come, and he also encourages more studios to reach them and help them build this Silent Hill empire.
Unfortunately, there are some projects that never actually got off the ground. Still, I think the number of projects we have will only continue to grow.
The fact we were reviving Silent Hill was a secret until now, so we couldn’t exactly go out and yell, ‘Hey, everyone! Bring us your Silent Hill projects!’
We can do that now, so if creators from around the world who love Silent Hill bring us their pitches, I promise to look through every one of them. We’re all ears.”
Motoi Okamoto also appreciated the support of the fans and their reaction to all the new Silent Hill games that were announced at the event.
I knew from the start of the project that just a single remake would not be enough for players to consider it a series revival.
There were unfortunately some projects that never got started, but we’ve been talking with many creators and are still having lots of discussions about what to do going forward.
I’m happy to see players reacting to Silent Hill f, which is a Japanese-style horror game, with even stronger interested than I’d expected. The future of Silent Hill will only continue.
I think what’s important about the series is that it’s unique, highly artistic and original, and I’d like to continue focusing on that.”
Seeing what Konami has in store for Silent Hill fans will be interesting. We will keep you posted upon receiving any further valuable information about this news. What are your thoughts about this news? Let us know in the comment section below.