It looks like the hugely popular “playable teaser”, P.T., for Silent Hills will have to remain just that, a playable teaser. The game appears to be dead. After word got out about the demo being removed from PSN as of Wednesday people began speculating about the fate of Konami’s survival horror franchise.
During a talk with audience members at an event for the San Francisco Film Society Guillermo del Toro told people that his collaboration with Kojima is “no longer a going concern”. That in and of itself is not a big concern as multiple people leave projects in production all the time. Further evidence of the game’s cancellation, though, came from actor Norman Reedus. He sent out a tweet saying,
“super bummed about this was really looking forward to it. Hopefully it’ll come back around. Sorry everyone.”
You now have two people involved with the project talking about its cancellation. Konami themselves haven’t talked about the game. They dodged questions about the project when asked, but said that the Silent Hill franchise would continue.
P.T. was so well received by fans that it’s strange Konami would cancel the project. Their relationship with Kojima has been strained in recent months with the designer stating he would be leaving the company after the release of Metal Gear Solid V. Back when that was first announced, rumor and speculation about the fate of P.T. began. It looks like ultimately the game will never see the light of day.
Update: Since this article was posted Konami has confirmed, via Kotaku that Silent Hills has, in fact, officially been cancelled.