Kojima Productions tweeted to fans today to apologize for its lack of activity lately, but it's the way the company said it that has fans abuzz with theories and conjecture. "Sorry to be silent everyone! I've been really busy lately.....I think i can say more soon about what we are going to.....#KojimaProductions" reads the tweet. The devil, however, is in the details.
For one, it's the use of the world "silent," which has led to some speculating that Kojima Productions is somehow working on a new Silent Hill game. That theory is further "evidenced" by the note pad which reads "Next week!" indicating the company will have news to share very soon. An even further gone theory points to the pencil in the photo which, if you look closely, you can see comes from Pyramid brand, which some think is a sly reference to Silent Hill's unofficial monster mascot, Pyramid Head.
Undoubtedly there are some logical leaps happening in response to the tweet, but it's not all crazy. If nothing else, the notepad was put there to be read. We can be virtually certain of that because that's just how the internet works. Kojima Productions knew the image would be scanned closely, so they let fans know to expect some sort of news for next week.
As for the use of the word "silent" and the pencil brand, those seem like more of a stretch, but of course the fan guesswork is partly inspired by two currently separate disparate parts. On one hand, Konami is reported to be working on multiple Silent Hill projects, though the company has not confirmed that rumor. Then there's the fact that when Kojima departed Konami, he was working on a Silent Hill sequel called Silent Hills. The project never made it past its infamously deleted PT (playable teaser) on PS4. That project was a collaboration with Guillermo Del Toro and Norman Reedus, both of whom went on to work with Kojima in Death Stranding.
Since then, there have been other rumors suggesting any number of outcomes involving the IP, the publisher, and the beloved developer. Some have speculated that Konami would sell the IP, reboot it, or even make amends with Kojima and work on a new sequel together after a tumultuous breakout. Fan appetite for a new Silent Hill game has never felt stronger, but we're not ready to say this fan theory is anything more than wishful thinking.