Silent Hills Changes Afoot, as Guillermo del Toro May Have Dropped Out

Recent comments from Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus don't necessarily mean the game is canceled.

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Update: Silent Hills has been cancelled, Konami has officially confirmed.

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Following Konami's recent announcement that P.T. would be removed from the PlayStation Store this coming week, many wondered what that might mean for the future of the game that "playable teaser" was meant to promote, Silent Hills.

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Now, reported comments from Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro (who is working on the game with Hideo Kojima) and actor Norman Reedus, suggest that the project is undergoing big changes.

According to photojournalist Matt Hackney, del Toro commented on the status of Silent Hills this weekend at the San Francisco Film Festival. He reportedly said of his involvement with Silents Hills: "not gonna happen."

Separately, IGN has heard from a source close to del Toro that the filmmaker was speaking about his collaboration with Kojima; his comments weren't meant to be taken as the game being canceled outright.

In addition, Reedus himself chimed in on the matter on Twitter. Linking to a story referencing Hackney's original tweet, the Walking Dead actor said he was saddened to hear of del Toro's reported departure from Silent Hills.

"Super bummed about this was really looking forward to it," Reedus said this afternoon. "Hopefully it'll come back around. Sorry everyone."

Importantly, Konami has not released any kind of statement regarding Silent Hills; it very well may still be in development, even if Kojima--who is expected to leave Konami after The Phantom Pain ships in September--and del Toro drop out. After all, Silent Hill is one of Konami's most well-known franchises.

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