New Silent Hill Game Will Reportedly Be A Soft Reboot
Rumors regarding a new Silent Hill game being developed by Sony Japan Studio continue to grow this week. The latest addition to the rumor answers an important question regarding the new game’s connection to the Silent Hill franchise. According to the leaker, the new Silent Hill game will be a soft reboot of the franchise. According to Twitter user Aesthetic Gamer who has accurately shared Capcom leaks in the past publisher Konami “reached out” to developers a couple of years ago, inviting pitch ideas to bring the series to life once more. One game is thought to be a “soft-reboot” of the franchise, whilst the other is rumoured to be an episodic adventure similar to Until Dawn.
(2/2) know something most don't that will make the announcement more exciting, if all true. Yet I literally know nothing about it as a game, so I find myself also curious what style and scope they're going for. But regardless guess we'll see sooner than later.
— AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@AestheticGamer1) May 21, 2020
According to Aesthetic Gamer, one game will be a “soft” reboot of the franchise while the other will be an episodic experience similar to Telltale games or Until Dawn. Aesthetic Gamer said:
“In other news while I’m dropping this stuff, and I think I can talk about this, I’ll mention there is a couple new Silent Hill games in the works,”
“Konami about two years ago reached out to various developers to pitch ideas for two Silent Hill games, one a soft-reboot of the franchise, the other an episodic TellTale/Until Dawn-style game to go alongside the reboot. I don’t know anything more than that though, but I sure do hope Konami’s given it the appropriate budget and found the right developer to make those games succeed.”
Because this is an alleged leak, we shouldn’t throw our lot in with Dusk Golem, however much we’d like to see a new Silent Hill game. Konami shot down Silent Hill speculation very recently, and added that it has no intentions of “completely closing the door on the franchise.” It also pledged to listen to fans for what they wanted from a new Silent Hill game, which would intimate that the game is in the very early stages of development. It wouldn’t be playable, contrary to Dusk Golem’s claims. So, we’ll be wary for the time being, and we’ll keep you in the loop once we know more.
They then go on to claim about knowing something that most people don’t, which some are taking to mean VR support. Previously, Sony partnered with Capcom to get PlayStation VR support for Resident Evil VII, so we could see a similar deal in place with Konami for Silent Hill.
It’s all just a big rumor until officially announced, though, so it’s worth taking with a big grain of salt. Silent Hill is currently unconfirmed and unannounced.