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Konami Addresses Silent Hill Rumors: "They Are Not True"

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Konami has publicly commented on the recent Silent Hill rumors, saying they're not true, though leaving the door open for more from the series. Speaking to Rely On Horror, one of the two original sources to report rumors of Silent Hill games being made at Konami, the publisher broke hearts by saying the rumors have it wrong.

"We’re aware of all the rumors and reports but can confirm that they are not true. I know it’s not the answer your fans may want to hear,” said a PR rep for the company. "It’s not to say we are completely closing the door on the franchise, just not in the way it is being reported."

It was reported separately from ROH and Aesthetic Gamer, a known horror games leaker on Twitter, that Konami has been actively working on reviving the franchise. Similar rumors from each outlet cited unnamed sources that spoke to the publisher looking to reboot the series and possibly work on a second game in tandem with the reboot. 

Some whispers have suggested one game was to be in the vein of Until Dawn, with Supermassive Games even once being considered to handle development. A more recent rumor from the same two outlets, the latter of whom alleged a coincidence of timing when their rumors went public on the same day, said that Sony has been brokering a reconciliation between Hideo Kojima and his former employers at Konami, with the hopes that all three parties could work on a new Silent Hill exclusive to PlayStation.

The statement from Konami addresses all of this at once, it seems, and indicates that while these many rumors may not be far off track, the details aren't quite right. Hopefully that means there's at least something coming down the development pipeline from the series. Following the massive success of Resident Evil''s reinvention, one has to expect Konami is at least hoping to capture some of the same magic.

 

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