Media: Hideo Kojima is working on restarting Silent Hill for PlayStation 5 - Sony is financing the game
On Friday, October 1, several Western publications reported that Konami plans to return to the Silent Hill, Castlevania and Metal Gear Solid series on consoles.
According to the Video Games Chronicle website, several studios, one of which is based in Japan, are currently preparing their games in the "Quiet Hill" universe by agreement with the publisher.
Users have been wondering all evening about which studio they might be talking about, until the well-known Gematsu portal, specializing in news coverage about the Japanese gaming industry, announced that it was about Kojima Productions by Hideo Kojima.
Journalists who were not noticed in the publication of fakes, write with reference to their sources that the development of the Japanese relaunch of Silent Hill is funded by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It follows from this that the new horror will definitely be released on the PlayStation 5 console.
"According to a source of our publication who wished to remain anonymous, the same Japanese studio is Kojima Productions, and the game is funded by Sony Interactive Entertainment," the article says.
Recall that in the early years of the PlayStation 4, while still an employee of Konami, Hideo Kojima tried to restart Silent Hill in collaboration with film director Guillermo del Toro and Hollywood actor Norman Reedus. The demo of the Silent Hills game presented by them under the name P.T. quickly gained cult status and influenced the genre, but the development of a promising horror movie did not progress beyond it, because soon Kojima quit Konami with a scandal and opened his own studio Kojima Productions.
In 2020, the Eurogamer edition, based on the information coming from Japan, reported that the enmity between Konami and Hideo Kojima gradually came to naught.
Around the same time, various sites began to write that the creation of two games in the Silent Hill universe is being considered at a serious level with the involvement of Sony. It was assumed that the father of the franchise, Keiichiro Toyama, who was still working at SIE Japan Studio, would be responsible for the first (today the studio has been disbanded, and Toyama resigned from Sony), and Kojima, perhaps, would be responsible for the second, if Sony could achieve the necessary conditions and agreements between the parties.
Later, there were many more rumors about an exclusive Silent Hill for PlayStation 5, as well as a western game from the Bloober Team, but they have not officially materialized to date.
Interestingly, Hideo Kojima himself, after parting with Konami, repeatedly said that he wanted to do horror.