Silent Hills PS4 Release Officially Cancelled? Konami, Kojima Productions Reveal Controversial Split
The release of Silent Hills for PS4, Xbox One, and PC has been allegedly cancelled due to the departure of Kojima Productions from Konami, according to recent reports online. Gamespot previously reported that a dispute between Kojima Productions and its publisher Konami occurred leading to a senior staff being given restricted access to corporate internet, emails, and phone calls.
Cyberland also reported that Kojima Productions did not allow Konami to use Fox Engine in making the game. Since the release of its astounding playable teaser, Silent Hills has garnered thousands of fans. With the recent split-up between Konami and Kojima Productions, fans are devastated as the it brings the release date of the game in jeopardy.
"Silent Hills has been cancelled. Hideo Kojima did not allow Konami to use the Fox Engine to make the game and Konami has since put the game on ice and my sources tell me that the project is now effectively cancelled," Cyberland reports.
Despite the conflict, Kojima assured players that he will remain fully involved with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. "I want to reassure fans that I am 100% involved and will continue working on 'Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain,'" Kojima said. "I'm determined to make it the greatest game I've directed to date. Don't miss it!"
Gamespot reports the current status of Kojima Productions and Konami: "Konami has begun erasing the Kojima Productions logo from all official Metal Gear art, and it has demoted Kojima off its executive team. Meanwhile, Kojima Productions' branding has also been removed from Twitter, the official Metal Gear website, and even the LA office listing."
With the fall out between Kojima and Konami, director Guillermo Del Toro finds himself in yet another cancelled project due to reasons he was not involved in.
Del Toro also collaborated with THQ in making the horror trilogy inSANE which never saw the light of the day. Silent Hills supposed official release was cancelled before it began early development with nothing but a reveal trailer.