After the latest rumours and indications that Konami are gearing up for the development of a new instalment in the renowned horror franchise Silent Hill, the studio went out and confirmed they're considering ways to deliver the next instalment.
Speaking to PCGamesN, Konami's representative said, "We cannot share anything at this point, but we are listening to customer feedback and considering ways to provide the next title".
While the corporately cold response isn't very generous with details, at least it's reassuring that the studio is thinking about it. Even though the franchise might've ducked out of the gaming public's eye, which almost eight years of absence tend to do, Silent Hill is still one of the most renowned horrors franchises to grace the industry.
We're saying eight years because technically, the last completed and launched instalment was Silent Hill: Downpour from 2012, which for all its flaws was still a fun game.
If we're to nitpick about the "launched" part of our earlier statement, Konami did launch P.T. in 2014, which was a playable teaser of what will turn out to be the next game in the franchise - Silent Hills. Well, at least we thought it would at the time.
Silent Hills was planned as a collaboration between Hideo Kojima and renowned movie director Guillermo del Toro, but it all came to an abrupt end when Kojima and Konami parted ways. The company did say that they'd be interested in future projects with del Toro, but it turned that Kojima was a package-deal for del Toro, as well as Norman Reedus, who was meant to be the basis for the main character.
Konami's cancellation of Silent Hills in 2015 didn't deter Kojima, del Toro and Reedus though, as they eventually reunited in making Death Stranding, the game that has to be one of the most polarising games we've come across lately.