It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Kojima’s departure from Konami would have some sort of an impact on Silent Hills, a game he was spearheading alongside Guillermo Del Toro and starring Norman Reedus. It appears now that the game has been cancelled, though Konami has yet to release an official statement saying as much. [Now they have. — Ed.] What they have done, however, is more or less indirectly confirm what Reedus and Del Toro have been saying both by not bothering to deny rumors that the game has been canned, and – most damningly – allowing P.T. to be delisted from the Playstation Store.
While it’s still a few steps shy of being official [Not anymore! — Big Ed.], odds are certainly not in Silent Hills‘s favor. Losing the title would leave Konami with only MGSV left in terms of upcoming releases, and besides Metal Gear, the rest of their IPs have been pretty dormant. It will be interesting to see what form Konami takes as a game developer once MGSV is over and done with.