Following yesterday's news that Konami would be pulling Silent Hills teaser P.T. from the PlayStation Store next week, director Guillermo del Toro told the audience at a San Francisco Film Society event that his collaboration with Hideo Kojima is no longer a going concern.
The news came by way of a tweet from photojournalist Matt Hackney (via NeoGAF), who was in attendance at last night's "An Evening with Guillermo del Toro" event in San Francisco.
— TV's Matt Hackney (@tvsmatthackney) April 26, 2015
Io9 Observation Deck contributor Remedios Varo was also on hand for the event and discussed the news on Twitter earlier today.
@xChrono576 Right, I think we've talked about his SH game before. Ppl in the audience were audibly upset when he said it was donezo. :/
— Remedios Varo (@Remi_Rogers) April 26, 2015
While del Toro's comments don't necessarily mean the Silent Hills project is completely cancelled — we'll have to wait for official word from publisher Konami on that one — it certainly indicates that at least one of the driving forces behind the game is no longer involved. And with the current muddy relationship status between superstar game director Hideo Kojima and Konami, it's likely neither is attached. Toss in an apologetic tweet from Silent Hills star Norman Reedus...
Super bummed about this was really looking forward to it. Hopefully it'll come back around. Sorry everyone
...and the game's fate would seem to be sealed.
It's crazy that such a well-received teaser as P.T. would ultimately lead to a dead end. It's sad to think that soon all that's left of such a promising project might be echoes of enthusiasm in a completely different game.