Silent Hills/PT Website Removes Kojima Productions Logo
Are Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro still working on the horror game?
Update: Silent Hills has been cancelled, Konami has officially confirmed.
Original story follows:
Amid reports of Hideo Kojima's strained relationship with Konami, the Kojima Productions logo has been removed from the Silent Hills/P.T. website, leading to questions about the state of the game and the involvement of Kojima himself. Originally, the Kojima Productions logo was featured on the bottom-left corner of the page. However, it's no longer there, with only the Fox Engine logo remaining (see below).
We reached out to Konami to ask about this change and what it might mean for the game, which Kojima is working on with Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro and The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus.
When asked for a status update for Silent Hills, including what studio might be working on it and whether or not Kojima and del Toro are still attached to the project, this is what we heard back:
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"Konami has switched from a studio-based to a headquarters-based organization, so [Kojima Productions] wouldn't be listed as a studio anymore. At this time, there are no additional updates to share."
Just because Konami isn't ready to share more details about Silent Hills doesn't necessarily mean the project is in trouble. However, with a source telling GameSpot that Kojima will leave Konami after development on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain wraps up later this year, it does bring up questions about the game's fate.
We'll continue to monitor this story as it unfolds.
Previously, Konami removed the Kojima Productions logo from official artwork for The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes. The company also struck a line that read "A Hideo Kojima Game" from marketing materials for both titles. The developer's Twitter account has also since been effectively shut down.
Silent Hills was originally revealed at Gamescom 2014 as horror game P.T. ("playable teaser"), which was launched as a free PlayStation 4 demo on the PlayStation Store with almost no explanation as to what it was. Kojima later said that he wanted to make Silent Hills so scary that it will "make you sh*t your pants." He even joked at the time that the limited edition for Silent Hills would come with a fresh pair of pants.
For more on P.T./Silent Hills, check out GameSpot's video playthrough of the demo above.