Original Silent Hill Creator Is Working On New Horror-Action Game

The game will have an action-adventure spin and appeal to a broader audience.


Last month, Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama announced he had founded a new company called Bokeh Game Studio with veteran developers from games like Gravity Rush and The Last Guardian. Now, we have learned more about Toyama's first project, and it should appeal to Silent Hill fans.

In an interview with IGN Japan, Toyama said his new game would be an action-adventure game rather than a standard survival-horror experience. However, he said it would "appeal to fans of [his] previous work," quite clearly referencing Silent Hill. That series has been on ice for several years now, with Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro's collaborative Silent Hills project being canceled in 2015. The demo, PT, was deleted from the PlayStation Store, and PS4 consoles that have it installed have become valuable.

"If anything, this will be more of a horror-oriented game," Toyama added. "But we will focus on making this a broader entertainment experience rather than a hardcore horror game."

The game isn't expected until around 2023, with it just recently entering the prototyping development stage. It will be a multi-platform game, so expect to play it at least on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

We've heard rumors about a Silent Hill revival at Konami, as well, but thus far there has been nothing concrete. The company shot down claims that a revival was in the works earlier this year, and we've heard little else since. With Kojima no longer at Konami, it's very unlikely it would be any sort of Silent Hills or PT reboot, but we're certainly ready to enter that terrifying town again.

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