Silent Hills PS4, Xbox 360, PC Updates: Konami parted ways with Kojima Productions; Will the release of the game be cancelled?
After Silent Hill demo's release in 2014 at the Gamescom event which was applauded by fans and gamers, it has been a wonder on when will be its official release. However, a cancellation of a release date is now speculated since Kojima Productions has been relieved from Konami. Without Kojima, there's a huge possibility that "Silent Hill" may not push through.
According to a source, Konami has own property rights for the Silent Hills franchise and that basically includes the latest installment. Kojima on the other hand is behind Fox Engine, a technology behind the horror installment game. Thus Kojima's departure from Konami will be a great disadvantage for Konami if Kojima will decide on not sharing their technology.
Although the site mentioned that Konami will still be able to pursue with the franchise even without Kojima however it may take years to develop the game using a different engine, a non-Kojima product. It also noted that Kojima may also have its own version of "Silent Hill" under a different name. Since they have the technology, it may be easier for them to appeal gamers who are initially playing the Silent Hill series.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kojima already released an official statement regarding its departure from Konami where they only have up and until December to finish everything they started with Konami, International Business Times reported. So whether or not Silent Hills be finished in December, either way Kojima or his team will be leaving the development finished or not.
Also, the site mentioned that Kojima may have the option to purchase the rights of Silent Hill if they have a huge interest with pursuing the installment. Obviously, fans and gamers would love that!
What we know so far is that the latest installment is on the works and waiting to be released. Although speculations of a release date cancellation is hyping up, no official announcements were revealed from either Konami and Kojima camps.