Sorry, folks—the recently-announced (and much-anticipated) Silent Hills is not happening. Says Konami in a statement to Kotaku:
SMH, Next time don't get us all hype.
Sounds like Silent Hills just got a lot quieter.
"Sounds like Silent Hill just got a lot quieter." http://img.pandawhale.com/p...
As Jim Sterling just said in his latest video... "Konami are a bunch of petty fools who don't know how to business." https://youtu.be/NMZaYuXGYS...
@ Blastoise Thank you. That response made my day. Helps make up for sad news like this.
Kojima and Guillermo need to remain teamed up, go elsewhere and make the same game. Just rename it Quiet Slopes, lol. Boom, problem solved.
FOOCCCCCK!!!!! Thats it.....we RIOT! In a way they killed Daryl, so there's millions of us. Someone pick this project up or create it with the same vision, pleasssse. Sony sick one of your studios on this!
The best demo ever created. ...what looked like was going to be the scariest game ever created. What looked like would set the bar for horror games...gone. not delayed. Not halted. Canceled. I wonder what really happend between kojima and konami. Has to be something we don't know. I reserve a little hope that kojima is up to something. ...that he will surprise us all at e3 and say "got ya!" And shows a new trailer. Dear god let that happen. I used that demo to show off my ps4. Literally turned it on gave them the controller turned off the lights, sat back and watched them play and get too spooked to continue after she pops up behind them. Man not many games can bring such an atmosphere that even the people who are just watching are spooked. Smh such a huge loss for gaming.
This is so sad, I'm so pissed at Konami. That being said, I'd love to see a Hidetaka Miyazaki Silent Hill game.
Really. I don't know how this is a smart decision on Konami's part. Considering all the positive reactions and widespread coverage P.T. got, it was sure to generate huge sales. I don't understand how cancelling the game entirely is a better choice than just removing Kojima from the project and proceeding without him, unless for some reason there was a contractual agreement that prevented Konami from making Silent Hills without Kojima. Some kind of licensing issues with the Fox Engine, maybe? Just spitballing, because just cancelling the game because one man is leaving is senseless on the face of it, even if that man is Hideo Kojima.
Just had to rip this off another post cause DAMN KONAMI IT FITS! Thanks Rimeskeem! https://www.google.com/sear...
This is like when your favourite band breaks up. You throw your hands up in frustration and scream "Why can't those idiots just put their massive egos aside and make something great for the fans, and get paid tons of money?" But nope, too many dumb businessmen at Konami who have their heads up their asses, which is why Konami only has 2 successful franchises that anyone actually cares about - Silent Hill and at the top of the heap, Metal Gear Solid... both of which are dead because they couldn't get their act together, and couldn't do business without their egos getting in the way. I mean lets be real, that's all this is is ego's. Kojima didn't get fired for stealing office supplies or some dumb reason, he saw to make his games and run things his way, and Konami execs who don't know shit saw to run things their way. Konami execs couldn't tie Kojima's shoes and here they are trying to throw their weight around. Kojima probably insulted them saying "If it weren't for me and MGS, you would all be serving me Ramen noodles at the corner store", and he's right! Konami doesn't have a thing going for it, especially now.
Hopefully wherever Kojima ends up he can take his ideas for Silent Hills and reporpose them into something completely new, like PT but much longer. I really hope Sony picks Kojima up and gives him his own dev team and Japan Studios
Konami may as well file for bankruptcy right now because they have nothing going for them now. Can't believe their pride let them stoop to this level...or maybe it was stupidity. They are literally throwing millions of dollars out the window over their beef with Kojima.
* I don't know anything about Purses or lipstick.....Should I be in charge of a purse or lipstick company ? NO. * Then why are people who don't know anything about Video Games, in charge of so many Video Game companies ? Makes no sense..... So much ego.. So much arrogance.
Because investors care more about people who can make make money. Nowadays there is more money and less risk in places outside the hardcore market, and investors prefer making more money from there than making a decent amount of money from the more expensive AAA market. These CEO's may be great businessmen, but their goal is on the bottom line, not on providing great games.
Death of one of the great lines; it's like witnessing Ned Stark in Kings Landing once more for me. P.T. Did something great, and I guess remarkable to a fault.
This is the worst thing I've heard all week! Glad it's only Monday :)
Just to get out in front of this, there's now been an official statement made by Konami about the status of Silent Hills, not just a rumor. I for one am very disappointed. P.T. was incredibly atmospheric, something Silent Hill hadn't been in a while, and I was quite excited to see what a full game would be like.
Konami are idiots and they fully deserve to feel the repercussions that will come with this decision. Hope you enjoy the nice payday you get in September Konami. It's the last one you'll be seeing.
Yep, there was no way it wasn't cancelled after losing Kojima and Guillermo... They were the very heart and soul of the project. If it had continued, I'd have had no interest in it anyway. Konami has screwed themselves royally this time. No longer interested in any of their franchises.
This is the single worst business decision of this console generation. Why would you cancel a game that has generated international buzz? For the past few months, ever since the fallout with Kojima there was one question floating around in the minds of people who have experienced the most incredible demo/teaser ever made, "What about Silent Hills?" and now Konami has pulled the plug on their single greatest draw since Metal Gear Solid V was introduced. Horrible business people. It's like they want to become irrelevant.
Konami is a big compamny where games are just a part of what they do. They may be cutting back on their games division. Sad, cause PT was great.
they should stop making games now because they are officially irrelevant. MGS was the money maker for them, Silent Hills was finally getting the franchise back on track and they cancel it but hey don't have any other relevant games. i think they should leave the games industry altogether and focus on their stupid fitness crap.
Agreed. I don't get the disagrees, that is not only what Konami has confirmed, it sorta shows it even more by their latest actions. They don't want to be in the game's business. Not only are they pushing away their star talent, they don't seem to care. I get that over the years, Kojima has cost them lots and lots of money...consider the last major MGS released in 2008.... look at how many series STARTED in 2008! While entire series have been made between 2008 and now, we are only now getting a second major MGS in terms of generations. Konami has watched Uncharted, Call Of Duty, Assassins Creed, etc just release whole series while they've been waiting on a second major MGS title. From a business prospective, of course they would be pissed if they know they COULD pimp out more MGS's and make more money. Kojima isn't worried about that, he is worried about his legacy, quality etc. Both are not wrong in what they want. Though I know many want to kill Konami right now lol (rightfully so) they need to get that they are more interested in making money, they could care less about quality, the could care less about fans. They care about money. Kojima buying the IP could give what Konami what they want in terms of no longer working on games. It could be a win win if it happens. I'm a HUGE MGS fan, been since a child, but just because I don't like what is happening doesn't mean I can't understand it. No need to disagree, at at least give a good reason why. I don't see a reason why Konami should be in gaming anymore if they are having so many issues. This is a good thing for MGS fans as this might mean Konami being open to selling the IP to Kojima.
I wouldn't automatically assume that Konami made a dumb business decision. Most likely their hand was forced and they had no choice but to cancel it. We still don't know all that went down between Kojima and Konami. That will be interesting to know.
A little part of me literally died.
Technically, skin cells make that always true.
^^Haha this guy gets all the ladies
When your wife is a doctor, you can know it's good for at least one :)
You can cancel p.t, but you can't cancel out Kojima. He'll be back with a new IP. If this genre excited him enough, then who's to say he won't produce something even better. Crappy news, worst news all year tbh.... but, let's see kojimas next course of action! Good things may come from this!
Dont worry Konami you wont see a cent from me ever again, I just cancelled my MGSV preorder and will be buying it preowned instead.
I dunno, I kind of like the idea of buying MGS V new. Have it sell like crazy as Kojima's last game with them. Then let them realize what they lost after nothing else comes close to Metal Gear's numbers.
After Ground Zeros there's no way I'll buy MGS V new
Works both ways though You could let them see "sales" they'll never see again HOWEVER You could let them know how p***** off we all are by buying MGSV used and giving them lower sales I mean lets be honest lower sales are the only thing that gets companies attention these days.
Why not support one last time Kojima masterpiece?
Indeed, we should support Kojima's last masterpiece! As he said, it will be his best MGS!
Because he is contracted. The game selling huge numbers post launch won't give him more money. He doesn't own the IP. I sorta think its funny, but makes sense for fans to buy it used. But hey, we all can't someone needs to buy it new lol. Why not, the last MGS by him will be huge!
Kojima always seemed to me to be the kind of person who would care more about the game than the business behind the game. I can't imagine he would want people to not play his games just because of his fallout with Konami. He takes great pride in his work.
I'm still picking it up mainly because it's mostly done by Kojima but future MGS games would be questionable if Kojima has no part in them. Glad I didn't delete PT, will have a special place on my HDD.
@wakeNbake Don't feel I want to go over this whole thing again I just went over yesterday, but if was a member of Kojima Productions, I'd feel double shafted. 1st by Konami for obvious reasons,THEN by you guys for refusing to buy this game that I practically killed my self over (and you know they do). Who's blood do you think went into making this game? Konami's? No. They're just the pencil pushers. Kojima and his team are the ones up working late at night while Konami execs are rolling over in their beds. You want to make a statement, right? You want to punish Konami. Sure, I get that. So do I. But you have to figure out how to do that in a way that ONLY punishes Konami. Buying a game second hand still makes the teams work a failure on paper. Figure out a way of doing that WITHOUT rejecting the work that Kojima and his team have been doing over the past 5 or so years FOR YOU! Don't forget, they've had US in mind every day they went in to work and if we reject their work that they did for us, that would be more of a slap to the face to them then Konami could have ever done. If you want to punish Konami, I spent all day yesterday commenting on how I would do it (4 comments). Maybe you agree, maybe you don't, but even if you don't, figure out a way yourself that doesn't involve punishing Kojima and his team and putting a negative mark on their record. http://n4g.com/news/1715569...
Maybe buy this game, boycott the inevitable next MGS game or spin-off, then buy two copies of his next game and mail it to Konami's headquarters. Plan it out with lots of people to have them all delivered on the same day. There are still lots of people that will buy the games though, so Konami probably won't care, and it's likely by the time another game from Kojima comes out the people in here now will have stopped caring either way.
Another one bites the dust. Just place it on top of Castlevania, Zone of the enders and Contra and rename yourselves "The Metal Gear Company" already Konami
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Oh well. Its a shame, i wonder what Konami will have in store for us next. Looking forward to it!
Listen to yourself. How silly.
I'm using the Konami Code but its not working to revive this game
It's official. Konami is dead.
So now we have EA, Ubisoft, Valve, and Konami on the shitlist. Who's next? We're running out of choices.
Hopefully Microsoft rescues it.
HAHAHAHAHA are you joking?....... wait, your not are you
You forgot to put sarcasm tags.
There's a better chance that Sony rescues it than Microsoft. But I really think its dead. :(
Explain how MS will save it? Oh wait you can't because you only have one bubble.
The same way Sony would save it...except actually allow the creators to own their IP rather than hoard it for themselves.
I'm almost certain Kojima will create another horror game.
Yeah, every game they release after TPP will be scary without anyone to care and 3 dead iconic franchises they refuse to do anything with.
Download P.T. while you still can folks! It will still play after the 29th right? I guess you could say P.T. was Silent Hills....it's all we got, and for a couple of hours... ...it was awesome!
When I heard the news about P.T. coming down off of PSN, I went back and made sure that I hadn't deleted it yet so I could save it for posterity.
From what I read if you downloaded it once you'll still be able to download it after it's gone from the virtual store shelf.
@MysticStrummer: I don't want to take the chance, just in case the original source files are removed from PSN entirely. I recall that happened once with another game, but I can't recall what it was. Marvel vs Capcom maybe? Anyhow, no point risking it just in case. :)
@MysticStrummer- That may not be true, if they are pulling it from PSN, it may not exist on servers any longer. I'm not so sure and haven't heard anything about that happening. Good if true for those that are upgrading hdds lol. Hell, I think even if you don't have a PS4 yet you could still get it by making a PSN account and setting it as a download off the store front. By having it already bought so to speak, it will show up on your downloads list of content so when you do get a PS4, you could just download it from that list. In theory but I'm not too sure.
Well I still got PT. I wish they would have made the game. Sony pick it up!
Even PT is leaving the PS Store soon. It's like Konami want to erase all traces of Kojima.
Yes, but in the end it will be Kojima who has erased all traces of Konami.
saw this coming when kojima was leaving konami they done goofed on this one.